Harold R. Sands

Harold R. Sands

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Harold R. Sands

Harold R. Sands


CEDAR FALLS -- Harold R. Sands, 87, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, June 29.

He was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Janesville, on of William and Irma (Whitney) Sands. Harold married Betty Lee on Nov.10, 1951, in Harrison, Ark. She died Sept. 17, 1993. Harold married Beverly Jesse on Oct. 24, 1998, in Cedar Falls. She died on Aug.31 2016.

Harold attended both Janesville and Cedar Falls High School, and owned Oakland Industries in Cedar Falls for 30 years, retiring in 2003. He was formerly an active member at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.

Survivors: six daughters, Nancy (Jim) Davies of Allison, (Jeff) Nelson of Owatonna, Minn., Pam (Pete) Kiernan of Centerville, Ohio, Susan (Tom) Bartels of Watertown, Minn., Connie (Jeremy) Day of Nashua, and Dawn (Jim) Sueppel of Marion; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; his sister, Evelyn Turner, of Cedar Falls, two stepchildren and 4 stepgrandchildren.

Preceded in death by: his parents; both wives; three brothers, Vernon, Donny and David Sands, and two sisters, Patrisha Graham and Shirley Sands in infancy.

Services: will be private. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial at Hillside Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Those attending the visitation should bring and wear a mask and social distance. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.

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