Sandy Wood Obituary

Sandy  Wood
Sandy Wood

September 20, 1941 - January 7, 2019
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Sandy was born September 20, 1941 to Frances and Vern Schroeder in Des Moines. She graduated in 1959 from Roosevelt High School where she was a member of the Sharks Synchronized Swimming Club. In 1963 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education at the University of Iowa where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She married James H. Dustin and had two children, Jennifer Deets (Chris) of Edina, MN, and Phillip Dustin of Des Moines. They were born in Darien, CT, where the family resided for 12 years.

Returning to Des Moines, Sandy became a member of The Junior League and P.E.O. She was the owner’s assistant for Excel Office Supplies and retired after 27 years in 2007. In 2008, she married Roosevelt classmate Hansel T. Wood, Jr. (Hank). They resided in the Waterbury neighborhood where they grew up and in the house Sandy owned for 43 years.

Sandy is survived by her husband, son, daughter and her grandchildren Maddie, Noah and Milo Deets of Edina. Her brother, Phillip (Ramona) reside in Ballwin, MO.

On Saturday, January 12, a celebration of life will be held at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 4126 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. where Sandy and her children attended. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Waveland Hall followed by a 1 p.m. service in the sanctuary. A private internment will occur at Resthaven in West Des Moines.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are invited to The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, John Stoddard Cancer Center, Taylor House and Plymouth Church Foundation.


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Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Saturday, January 12, 2019
1:00 PM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Saturday, January 12, 2019
2:30 PM


Plymouth Church Foundation
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
John Stoddard Cancer Research Center
1221 Pleasant
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Taylor Hospice House C/O UnityPoint Health Foundation
1415 Woodland Avenue, Suite E-200
Des Moines, IA US 50309