In Memory of

Elizabeth "Betty" Sandvig

July 10, 1930 - December 30, 2022
From: Twin Lakes, IA

Twin Lakes – Elizabeth J. “Betty” Sandvig 92, passed away Friday, December 30, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society in Manson. 
     Funeral Services for Betty and Jack Sandvig will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2023 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Father Jim Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Church until service time.  Burial of caskets will be at St. Margaret’s Cemetery in Rolfe.  
     Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.  The Funeral Service will be live streamed on the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home Facebook Page.

     Betty is survived by her daughters, Sara (David) Staver of Twin Lakes, and Cindy (David) Foxhoven of Doniphan, NE; grandchildren, Mike (Jen) Staver of Centennial, CO, and Phil Staver of Des Moines; step-grandchildren, Matt (Crystal) Foxhoven of Antioch, CA, and Ann (Bart) Eskeldson of Eskridge, KS; great-grandchildren, Carson Staver and Kyle Staver; step-great-grandchildren, Auston Foxhoven and Braxton Foxhoven; sister-in-law Esther Sinek of Rolfe; 11 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.  Her husband Jack passed away January 2, 2023.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Margaret (Shimon) Sinek; sister Mary Margaret Vainreb; brothers, Don Sinek and Paul Sinek; and brother-in-law Joe Vainreb.

     Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Sinek was born July 10, 1930 at Rolfe, Iowa.  She graduated from Rolfe High School with the Class of 1948.  Betty attended Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls, and received her Elementary Education degree from Buena Vista University.  Betty taught 12 years in elementary grades in the public and parochial schools in Ruthven, Iowa and Cherokee, Iowa.  The following 17 years were spent teaching the behaviorally disordered at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute.  On May 30, 1952 she was united in marriage to Jack Sandvig at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Rolfe.  In 1992, the couple returned to Iowa City and then made their home at Twin Lakes in 2007.  Betty was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, Catholic Daughters of America, the University of Iowa Foundation; The Needleworkers, Court Delores #458, and the Federated Book Club.

11:00 a.m. - Thursday
January 5, 2023
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
**The Funeral Mass will be Live Streamed on the
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home Facebook Page.**
Father Jim Bruch
Deacon Robert Lenz
Mike Staver
Phil Staver
David Staver
David Vainreb
Carson Staver
Kyle Staver
10:00 a.m. - Thursday
January 5, 2023
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak

St. Margaret's Cemetery
Rolfe, Iowa


Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 1:35 PM
“RIP Betty and Jack. I remember Betty asking if she could bring her Mom to the Shimon farm where she was born and raised. After the tour of the house I was gifted with a handmade oval rug! I presume Margaret made it. It’s beautiful and I still have!”
- Lois Shimon

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 9:15 PM
“So sorry for your loss. They were such a fun and special couple. I know I always gave them a hard time about the Hawkeyes, but, hey, it was fun. And, for them to pass so close together says how they were so much in love. Again, so sorry ”
- Rachel Seil

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 10:40 AM
“Sara, Dave and family, we are so sorry to hear about Betty. Sending many hugs your way. We will make sure to keep you all in our prayers. ”
- Nick and Kelly Stubbe Family

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 10:04 AM
“🌹Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. 🙏🙏🙏”
- Karen and Kevin Johnson

Monday, January 2, 2023 at 4:37 PM
“Jack and family
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Always remember a lot of people from Rolfe as attended St Margaret’s as I am the daughter of Lloyd and Theresa Cox. And know your Dad Elmer Sandvig was friends with my Dad. . Always admired Betty as such a beautiful and lovely lady.
Remember all the good times with laughter and tears. Can’t take the memories away. God Bless your family during this time in your lives. ”
- Mary Lowe

Monday, January 2, 2023 at 12:28 PM
“Sara, I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. May the angels lead her to paradise, and eternal rest be granted unto her. ((HUGS))”
- Dawn Williamson

Monday, January 2, 2023 at 11:12 AM
“Our hearts go out to you and family as you mourn the loss of your mom! We send you our Lord's words of comfort from ISAIAH 40:31 They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weary. After reading your mom's story and all the children she blessed, she deserves to rest. Find great peace in her memory. We love you. ”
- Ron and Judy LaBrune

Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 11:03 PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss..I loved visiting with Betty and Jack especially chatting back and forth about the Hawkeyes..she always had a big smile to share when I walked into her room..thoughts and prayers for all of her family🙏🙏🙏”
- Judy Hendricks

Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 6:05 PM
“Sara and family , My deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. Thoughts and Prayers for all.
- Pat Maunu

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