November 1, 1916 - January 9, 2022
*** Schedule Update **** Due to the forecasted timing of the winter storm. The visitation and Rosary scheduled for this evening is now canceled. The services for Saturday will be held as follows: The Funeral mass will be held at Noon on Saturday at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll. A Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the church. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cemetery in Arcadia. Frances Sander, age 105, of Carroll, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Holy Spirit Church St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll. The celebrant will be Fr. Patrick Behm. Con-Celebrant will be Fr. Timothy Friedrichsen. Mass Servers will be Joe Casey, Nolan Watkins, and Claire Walsh. Music will be by Kathy Halbur and Shari Schulte. Lectors will be Jeffry Sander and Matt Thatcher. Gift Bearers will be Maggie Sander, Kathy Sander, and Patricia Bryant. Casket Bearers will be Matthew Aschinger, Brenda Ballard, Allison Stockton, Doug Lenz, John Thatcher, Rick Sander, Anna Dawson, Scott Sander, Greg Kneifl, and Michael Sander. Burial will be at 12:45 p.m. at St. John’s Cemetery, Arcadia. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. by Frances’ family. The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church on Saturday morning where visitation without greeting the family will be held from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Frances’ family at www.sharpfuneral.com. Frances was born on November 1, 1916 near Mt. Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa, a daughter of George and Mary (Huelsing) Huegerich. She graduated 8th grade from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in 1931. For a number of years, Frances helped new mothers in their homes. She also worked at St. Anthony Hospital in the Nurses Cafeteria. On November 27, 1940, Frances married Anthony “Tony” Sander at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. They farmed north of Westside, and in 1949 they purchased and moved to a farm northeast of Arcadia. Frances led a very active life raising her 11 children and having a large garden, multiple flowers, ducks, geese, and chickens. She was also busy crocheting afghans, embroidering, making quilts, or some type of handiwork. Frances was also noted for her fried chicken, homemade cinnamon rolls, and bread. She leaves so very many memories. In Arcadia, Frances was a member of St. John Parish, the Christian Mothers Soladity, and the senior card playing group. In 1991, she and Tony moved to Carroll and became members of Holy Spirit Parish, helping with many funeral dinners. Frances is survived by her children: LeRoy, Paul, and Allan (Jacie) Sander all of Arcadia, Steve (Jan) and David (Joleen) Sander of Carroll, John (Marilyn) Sander of Omaha, LouAnn (Tom) Kneifl of Newcastle, Nebraska, and Mary (Chuck) Thatcher of Breda; daughter-in-law Eileen Sander of Carroll; son-in-law Bob (Ann) Lenz of Carroll; 46 grandchildren; 116 great grandchildren; 1 step-great grandchild; 5 great-great grandchildren, and 1 step-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Mary Huegerich; her husband Tony in 1998; sons Mark in 1977 and Denis in 1999; daughter Jean Lenz in 1998; daughter-in-law Janet Sander in 2021; a grandchild in infancy; siblings Ed (Clara) Huegerich, Lawrence (Cecilia) Huegerich, Clarence Huegerich, Leo (Margaret) Huegerich, Amelia (Ronald) Schulte, and Marita (Othmar) Berger; in-laws Joe Sander, Aloysis Sander, Leonard (Amelia) Sander, Johanna (Fred) Middendorf, Carrie (Ben) Leiting, Helen (Lawrence) Nieland, Marie (Wilbur) Ludwig, and Bertha (Fred) Vonnahme; and father and mother-in-law Joseph and Mary (Lemker) Sander.
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