In Memory of

Jack L. Sandvig

June 18, 1930 - January 2, 2023
From: Twin Lakes, IA


Twin Lakes – Jack L. Sandvig 92, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 at Good Samaritan Society at 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.  There will be a Military Flag Presentation by AmVets Post #41 of Rockwell City.  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.

     Jack is survived by his 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; sisters, Mary Jane Firkins of Newton, and Pat (Garlin) Carmichael of Storm Lake; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth “Betty”; parents, Elmer and Sadie (Lilly) Sandvig; brothers, Donald, William, Arnold, and James Sandvig; and sisters, Maurine Spiker, and Donna Jean Young.

     Jack Lee Sandvig was born June 18, 1930 at Rolfe, Iowa.  He graduated from Rolfe High School, with the Class of 1948.  Jack served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953 attaining the rank of Master Sergeant.  On May 30, 1952 he was united in marriage to Betty Sinek at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Rolfe.  The couple made their home in Iowa City where Jack graduated from University of Iowa in 1958.  Following his education, they moved to Cherokee where Jack worked as Director of Recreation for the City of Cherokee for 9 years.  Jack then served as Activities Director for the Cherokee Mental Health Institute for 25 years until his retirement.  In 1992, the couple made their home in Iowa City until moving to their home on North Twin Lakes in 2007.  Jack was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Bishop Cosgrove Assembly #267, Kiwanis, VFW, Rockwell City Rotary Club, and the University of Iowa Foundation. 

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 11:16 PM
“So sorry for your loss..I enjoyed Jack and Betty when I worked at the nursing home where they were..I loved their matching colors in their clothes especially the black and gold for the Hawkeyes..Jack had a good sense of all are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏”
- Judy Hendricks

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 7:53 PM
“Stan and I send our sincere condolences to the families of Jack. May he Rest In Peace. And your Mom and Dad not only joined on earth but joined together in Heaven. ”
- Mary Lowe

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 9:53 AM
“So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He and Betty were wonderful neighbors in Cherokee! I remember well when he'd take his VW Bug out for a drive; Mom always enjoyed watching him drive by and would say 'there goes Jack in his bug!'. Sending my condolences to the family and keeping everyone in my thoughts. ”
- Kelly Heinen

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 9:43 AM
“Memories grow even more precious when we see that those we've loved live within our hearts. Deepest sympathy to all of the family.”
- Pat Maunu

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 3:42 PM
“🌹Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. 🌹

Love you, K & K❤️”
- Karen and Kevin Johnson

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