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“MOM, THE DAY YOU PASS BROKE MY HEART,I WASNT THERE FOR YOU,I DIDNT MAKE IT IN TIME,& WHEN I DID GET TO SEE YOU I KISS YOUR FORHEAD AND HOD YOUR...Read More »
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“To Sandy's family. My heart breaks for all of you. It is a terrible loss you must endure. I had hoped she would be with you for a few more years. ...Read More »
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“I know how your heart is breaking right now. Just cherish the memories you have and know that she will always be in your heart. My thoughts and...Read More »
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“I have no words for my nieces and nephews in dealing with the loss of their mom. Its especially devastating for all of you, and of course, her...Read More »
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“I'm so sorry for your loss. I hadn't gotten to see much of Samdy in the last couple of years but we had some good chats on the phone, I will miss...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Melissa DeLlanos - IA

“Love an miss you so much mom.i miss having our coffee together every morning an the talks an laughter we had,but we will be together again.. untill...Read More »
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“My regards with love and God's blessings to you all. With love, Nellie and family ”
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Sandra Kay Fuller Bartell, 73, of Houghton, Iowa passed away at 5:00 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at her son's home in Houghton.

She was born on June 28, 1942 in Muscatine, Iowa the daughter of Cody and Dorothy (Campbell) Fuller. On February 14, 1960 she married James S. Peterson, Sr. in San Antonio, Texas, they later divorced. On March 20, 1977 she married Gerald Hoenig in Burlington, Iowa, they later divorced. She later married James Norman Bartell in Burlington, Iowa, he preceded her in death.

Survivors include her four sons Michael (Toni) Peterson of Houghton, Iowa, James S. (Ruby) Peterson, Jr. of Burlington, Iowa, Joseph Dale Peterson of Petosi, Missouri and Jeremy (Samantha) Hoenig of Burlington, Iowa, two daughters Lisa Marie (Greg) Collins of Keithsburg, Illinois and Kimberly Ann Peterson of Fort Madison, Iowa, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, one brother David Bruner of Oquawka, Illinois, three sisters Tina Humphrey of Atkins, Texas, Karen Strause of Lawton, Oklahoma and Nancy Bruner of Oquawka, Illinois and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Norman, one daughter Clara Sue Peterson and one brother Gale Fuller.

Sandra worked as a CNA and retired from the Rosebush Gardens in Burlington. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, going to garage sales, watching football and hockey and spending time with her family.

Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, Iowa where the family will meet with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. that evening.

Following the visitation her body will be cremated. A private burial will be held at the Thompson Cemetery in rural Bonaparte at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneral home.com The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.