Danny Lee SandsWritten by Theresa Rose on January 14, 2015
Danny Lee Sands, age 64 of Mediapolis, died unexpectedly at his home Monday January 12, 2015. The son of Dick and Barbara (Schneider) Sands, he was born October 5, 1950 at Burlington. On July 19, 1968 he married Jamie Griffith in Morning Sun. He graduated from Morning Sun High School in 1968. He lettered in 5 sports in high school. He attended SCC in Burlington for two years and graduated from NEMSU with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1972. He was a pitcher for SCC and NEMSU during college. Danny retired in 2010 from Muscatine power and water. He worked as an electrician for many local contractors. He was a member of the Mediapolis United Methodist Church, where he was active in the worship team, the choir, and the hospitality committee. He was a board member of the Mediapolis Community Theatre. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also looked forward to Card night with his buddies. His travels always included stops at Goodwill and thrift shops along the way. He loved a good bargain.
Survivors include: his wife, Jamie; his Mother Barbara; one son Jeff Sands and friend Mikki and her children Colby and Cami Whitaker; one daughter, Wendee and Jason Chase and grandchildren Emma and Ryan Chase; three sisters, Betsy and Fran Davis, Carla and Dan Weber, and Judy Sands.
He was preceded in death by his Father and grandparents.
Cremation has been accorded.
A memorial service will be held Saturday January 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mediapolis United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jeff Kodis officiating.
The family will meet with friends on Friday from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis. Memorials have been established for the United Methodist Church and the Morning Sun and Wapello Ambulance Services.