Sandra Lunde, 49, Ellsworth

Sandra Lunde, age 49, died on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her home near Ellsworth, IA. A memorial service is scheduled for today at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth.

Sandra was born on June 9, 1964 to James and Edna (Smith) Baker in Story City, Iowa. She grew up on a farm near Ellsworth and was a graduate of South Hamilton High School. After high school Sandra attended the Iowa School of Barbering and Hairstyling in Des Moines. Sandra owned and operated Casual Cuts in Ellsworth for many years.

Sandra married Mark Lunde on January 26, 1985 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. After marriage they lived on a farm outside of Ellsworth where they raised their two children, Kristina and Austin.

Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, painting, golfing and vacationing. She loved the farm as much as she loved her toes in the sand. She was truly an amazing person with the ability to always have a positive outlook on life.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Mark; daughter, Kristina and Alexander Benskin; son, Austin; and granddaughter, Stella Marie Benskin all of West Des Moines; Siblings, Jack (Sharon) Baker, Don Baker and Jeanie (Tim) Mickelson; along with many nephews and nieces and other loving family.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, James and Edna Baker, and brother, Clark Baker.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Sandra.