Sandra (Sandi) Ann McQuiston-Harms

Sandra (Sandi) Ann McQuiston-Harms, 74, of Wellsburg passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. She had courageously battled pancreatic cancer and was under the care of Unity Point Hospice.

Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded to Iowa Cremation. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at the Wellsburg Memorial Building. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Sandi was the daughter of Albert and Bernita (Wogan) McQuiston born on Dec. 29, 1947, in Marshalltown. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1966. She attended AIB in Des Moines. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Harms on Oct. 25, 1969. She worked at Fisher Controls, was the Grundy County Zoning Administrator and Sanitarian for 25 years and held several other jobs throughout her career before retirement.

She enjoyed playing the piano, dominos and cards with family and friends. She was a fierce competitor but never cared about winning, just having fun. She looked forward to Friday coffee with “the girls.” The most precious gifts in her life were her daughters and grandchildren. She loved attending their activities, sharing her life with them and she could always make them laugh and leave them with a smile. Not only with her own grandchildren, she was a grandma to every child she met.

Those left to remember and cherish her memory are her husband, Kenny; her daughters, Tera (Andy Cordes) Clement of Colo, Jamie (Bruce) Bakker of Steamboat Rock; sister Donna Stransky of Conroe, Texas; grandchildren Hunter Clement of Ankeny, Hannah Clement of Colo, Logan Bakker of Steamboat Rock; brothers and sisters in-law, Sandy Harms, Karen (Doug) Sienknecht, Roger Beeghly, Vern (Audrey) Harms, Donna (Russ) Lage, David (Kim) Harms and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Janet VanDerVeer; brothers-in-law, Frank Stransky, Arnold Harms and Allan Harms; and sister-in-law, Janice Beeghly.

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