Farming Rural 04

Frank C. "Sandy" Hedges

December 9, 1939 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 81)


Frank C. “Sandy” Hedges, 81, of rural Oakville, died Friday morning, May 7, 2021.  He was born December 9, 1939, the son of B. Frank and Aneita Hedges.  He was a graduate of Huron High School in 1958 and Iowa State University in 1962.  He was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity while at ISU.

He married Karen Amenell on June 10, 1962.  Sandy served as a Lieutenant in the US Army stationed at Ft. Riley, KS.  He returned to the family farm in 1965 and became the 5th generation to make a living farming on the homestead in Huron township.  He loved being a farmer, raising his family on the farm and visiting with neighbors.  Sandy and Karen made several trips to Sweden, Norway and Denmark to visit with friends and make new ones.  They hosted three foreign exchange students and many relatives and friends from those countries.

Sandy was active in the community, serving 12 years on the Mediapolis School Board, the County Conservation Board, Township Clerk, Pork and Church boards.  He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  His most enjoyable community affair was most likely his Sunday morning meetings with his local friends.  He was also one of the local historians that people would come for local history as he was well versed in the local history.

He is survived by three sons, Steve and Dina Hedges of Branson, MO, Jeff and Kim Hedges of Oakville and Dave and Angie Hedges of Mediapolis; six granddaughters and two step-grandsons.

Sandy was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Karen.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10: 30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mediapolis.  Burial will follow the services at Hawkeye Cemetery in rural Oakville.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Mediapolis.  Memorials may be left to the Hawkeye Cemetery in memory of Sandy.  Sympathy notes may be left at

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May 10, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral Home - Mediapolis
712 Main Street
Mediapolis, IA 52637

Funeral Service
May 11, 2021

10:30 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mediapolis

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