Sandra Shank

Sandra K. Shank

1949 - 2006

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Obituary of Sandra K. Shank

Sandra K. “Sandy” Shank, age 57 of 1640 Morningside Drive, Iowa City died Sunday, September 3, 2006, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 7, 2006, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Iowa City with the Reverend John Caldwell officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8pm Wednesday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Sandy Shank Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent for Sandy’s family through our website Sandra K. Earle was born April 20, 1949, in Fergus Falls, MN the daughter of Wayne and Genevieve (Swanson) Earle. Her family moved to Iowa City in 1961 where she attended schools graduating from City High School in 1967. On April 27, 1968, she married Ronald Shank here in Iowa City. For the past eighteen years she has worked as an administrative assistant to Dr. John Albright of the University of Iowa Sports Medicine Department of Orthopedics, Sandy was Dr. Albright’s “right hand man”. She has always enjoyed her friends, especially hosting the many pool parties they had at their home, but most important was her family and supporting their sons in their lives. One of her proudest days was the wedding of their son, Steve to his wife, Caren this past year. Her family includes her husband, Ron; sons, Greg Shank of Minneapolis, MN, and Steve Shank and his wife, Caren of Iowa City; her mother, Genevieve “Gen” Earle of Iowa City; brothers and their wives, Scott Earle and Janet of Iowa City, and Brad Earle and Chris Stevens of Tipton; and one nephew, Ben Earle of Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Earle. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Sandy’s family and her services.