Duane Sandahl Obituary

Duane L. Sandahl
Duane Sandahl
Duane L. Sandahl

May 15, 1931 - April 24, 2009
Born in Fergus Falls, MN
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Duane L. Sandahl, 77, born May 15, 1931, died April 24, 2009 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his beautiful fraulein, Luise in 2004; his mother, Mabel Sandahl and his father, Arthur Johnson.

Duane was born in Fergus Falls, MN and lived most of his life in Clitherall, MN and had lived in Urbandale for the last 31 years. He was a loyal military man and a great patriot, retiring from the US Army after 20 years of service. He retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. After retiring from the Army, he worked at Taylor Pets, owned Pioneer Beach Resort in Spirit Lake, Iowa and then retired in 1983, he then drove a school bus for the Urbandale school district. He enjoyed driving the UHS boy's baseball team and special needs children. Duane loved nature and the outdoors. He liked to go hunting, but "shot" only with his camera.

He will be missed by his children, Steve of Windsor Heights, Deborah (Michael) Wabiszewski of Elm Grove, WI and Robert of Urbandale; grandchildren, Christina, Lauren, Michael and Madeline; sister in laws, Elisabeth Taylor of KY and Erica (Jack) Capps of Urbandale, nieces Heidi, Erika, and Lisa and their families and special friend, Joy Hartz, Des Moines.

A special thank you to Mercy Hospice "angels" especially to Jerri, to Dr. Schreck, Dr. Ghali and Dr. Harvey, and a thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Marcie at Mercy Hospital. Memorial donations will be used for artwork to be placed at Mercy Hospice in Johnston in Duane's honor or to the American Diabetes Association.

Funeral Services will be 12 noon on Monday, April 27, 2009 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Private burial with Military Rites will follow the service at Glendale Cemetery.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, April 27, 2009
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Westover Funeral Home
Monday, April 27, 2009
12:00 PM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, April 27, 2009


American Diabetes Association-Iowa Chapter
4430 - 114th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322