She was born Oct. 27, 1946, to Willard and Hazeldine (Steed) McDonald in Akron, Ohio. Sandra worked most of her life at various secretarial positions including seven years as a secretary at St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church in Canton, Ohio. She was also a church member.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and spending time with her boys (doggies) Jake and Rascal.
Sandra is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ken Kounkel; son, Mike (Lynette) Kounkel, of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Lisa Robb, of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Ashlyn Pfeiffer (Lisa Robb), and Ava and Myles (Mike and Lynette Kounkel); brother Jim (Sue) McDonald of Dublin, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hinton, with the Rev. Steven Stoll officiating. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.