Funeral services for Mr. Harry Sands, 65, of Royal, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. James Marshall will officiate the service.
Visitation will take place Saturday, at the funeral home, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Military services will be conducted by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post No. 1.
Mr. Sands passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at home.
Harry Albert Sands, the son of Albert and Frieda Strackbein Sands, was born April 23, 1947, in Anthon, Ia. His childhood years were spent in the Anthon area, where he attended school and graduated from Anthon Otto High School.
Harry served as a machinist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge in 1971, he worked for the Sioux City Foundry as a shell core maker for 32 years. He married Joan Yvonne (Johnson) Stevens on March 27, 1987, in Alta, Ia.
Harry enjoyed working on cars, fishing, camping, and listening to classic country and barbershop music. He enjoyed watching comedy movies and riding in his old Honda Civic. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Laurens, Ia. and attended their bible studies.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Irene Sands; and one stepson, Ricky Stevens.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Yvonne of Royal, Ia.; five children: Wayne Stevens of Royal, Ia., Lisa (Felipe) Sebastian of South Sioux City, Neb., Terry and his fiancÚ, Erin Johnson of Spencer, Ia., Jenny (BJ) Dillard of Sioux City, Ia., and Michael Stevens of Lompoc, Calif. and his wife, Joelynn Stevens of Alta, Ia.; nine grandchildren; three brothers: Richard (Kay) Sands of Lawton, Ia., Harold (Sandy) Sands of Thurston, Neb., and George Sands of Tennessee; two sisters: Arlene (Lyle) Bald of Aspenwall, Ia. and Edna Kaupan of Baltic, S.D.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.