In Memory of

Sandra K. Blome

December 10, 1957 - April 3, 2019
From: Chandler, AZ

Sandy Blome, age 61, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at her home in Chandler, AZ.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Farnhamville, IA with Pastor Jerry Raether officiating.  Burial will be in the Paton Township Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Palmer Funeral Home in Gowrie, IA.

Sandra Kay Hirsch was born in Jefferson, IA to Arlen and Laurene Joan (Schenck) Hirsch.  She was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church, Churdan, IA, and confirmed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Farnhamville, IA.  Sandy grew up on the family farm in rural Paton and attended grade school through high school at Paton-Churdan. She then attended and graduated from Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA, with a degree in Graphic Arts. Sandy was united in marriage to Bob Blome in 1981 at First Lutheran Church in Britt, IA. Together they raised their daughter, Casey.

Sandy was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church and attended Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church. Prior to recent health issues, Sandy was very active at King of Glory, having served as the assistant church librarian and using her artistic talents to create cards and place cards for various church events. Sandy’s hobbies included sewing, photography, and calligraphy. She enjoyed using her calligraphy talents to create cards and envelopes for special occasions including wedding invitations, and birthday and anniversary cards for family and friends. Her cards were immediately recognizable when they arrived in the mail.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Bob, of 37 years; daughter: Casey (Steven) Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville, IL; father: Arlen Hirsch of Paton, IA; sisters: Deann (Burl) Schlicht of Perry, IA, Lisa (Mike) Wiederin of Churdan, IA, Penny (Jeff) Hart of Ames, IA brother: Terry (JoAnn) Hirsch of Sioux Falls, SD; brothers-in-law: Jeff (Marvella) Blome of Thompson, IA, Doug (Susan) Blome of Des Moines, IA, Terry (Trudy) Blome of Ledyard, IA; sister-in-law: Karen (Tim) Fredrickson of Forest City, IA; as well as many other extended family members and friends.She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Arlowe and Wanda Blome.

Memorials may be left to family discretion.

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Saturday
April 13, 2019
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Farnhamville, Iowa
Pastor Jerry Raether
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Friday
April 12, 2019
Palmer Funeral Home
Gowrie, Iowa
Paton Township Cemetery
Paton, Iowa


Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:55 PM
“My memories: In 1978 I worked together with Sandy and Bob at Britt Tech / Iowa. I remember Sandy as a nice, decent and calm person. My deepest regrets and I feel sorry for you, Bob, and your daughter Casey. > Christoph Dinter from Germany”
- Christoph Dinter

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9:24 PM
“Bob, I send my prayers and love to you and your family during this trying time. Sandy has always been so kind and loving towards myself and my children throughout the many years I have lived in my home in our little neighborhood. My children and I absolutely loved her and will miss her tremendously. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything you need. May God comfort you and your family. This is a tremendous loss to everyone blessed to know Sandy. We will miss her smile and kindness while always holding her dear in our hearts. God Bless you all and keep you. ”
- Gina Cortes

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 12:12 PM
“We are so very sorry for your loss of wife, mother, daughter, sister. We will miss our so very sweet cousin, Sandy. You are all in our prayers. Keep comfort in knowing her faith was strong. ”
- Russ & Connie Hirsch

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 4:18 PM
“Sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. I worked with Bob and her at Britt Tech Corp. I remember her as a talented artist and graphic designer. My sympathies to Bob and her family.”
- Sandy Gruhn

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:11 PM
“My deepest sympathies for Bob and all of Sandy’s family.”
- Harold Larsen

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1:28 PM
“We can not imagine the loss and sadness that has encased you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. ”
- Dawn Berg and Greg Ullrich

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:30 PM
“My heart goes to the family. Sandy was a special lady and will be missed. Rest in peace.”
- Gloria Schroeder

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