Sandra Hess Obituary

Sandra J. Hess
Sandra J. Hess

August 29, 1946 - September 4, 2021
Born in Omaha, Nebraska
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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Sandy Hess, 75, passed away suddenly of a heart condition on September 4, 2021. Friends are invited to honor and celebrate Sandy's life on Monday, October 4, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Keg Stand Restaurant and Bar located at 3530 Westtown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA.

A private viewing and service was be held for family at Iles Dunn’s Funeral Home on Monday, September 13, 2021, followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery. A recording of the service may be found below.

Sandy grew up in Omaha, NE and moved to the Des Moines region as a young adult. In the early nineties, she managed several large fitness clubs in Des Moines while raising her son, Justin. Sandy transitioned to a sales position at Stew Hansen’s Chrysler Dodge in the late nineties and carried on a successful career for more than 20 years as an aftermarket parts sales associate.

After retirement, Sandy found passion in gardening. She’d spend hours in her yard pruning flowers and tending to her vegetable garden. She loved all animals, but especially her dog Tank who was her constant shadow and best friend. She also loved spending time with friends and visiting new places with the love of her life, Brian.

Sandy is survived by her loving husband Brian Flagg of Urbandale IA, her son Justin (Michelle) Hess of Exira IA and her brother Gerald (Marilyn) Barnhart of Omaha NE. She was preceded in her death by her parents, Erman and Frances Barnhart.

Sandy was a loving mother and devoted friend, and she will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.






Celebration of Life
Keg Stand Restaurant and Bar
3530 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Monday, October 4, 2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM