Sandy Reiser

Jul 17, 2017
Resier, Sandy crop


1:00 PM-2:30 PM on Thursday, July 20, at Garden View Chapel, 3655 Logan Avenue in Waterloo


Garden of Memories Cemetery


Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, PO Box 1880, Waterloo, IA 50704


Sandra Kay “Sandy” Reiser, 76, of Washburn, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Sandy was born September 15, 1940 in Wapello, Iowa, the daughter of Lester and Hannah “Fern” (Reinier) Messer. She graduated from Wapello High School with the Class of 1958, where she was active in band and excelled at playing the trumpet. Sandy also attended Iowa State Teacher’s College (UNI). She was united in marriage with James “Jim” Reiser on September 5, 1959 in Wapello.

Sandy began her career at Rath Packing Co. and retired from Allen Memorial Hospital after 19 years of service in the human resources department. She was an avid flower gardener and knew the names of each of the different kinds of flowers in her garden. Sandy loved being outside and enjoyed hunting and fishing with Jim.

Survivors include her husband, Jim of Washburn; her mother, Fern Messer of Davenport, IA; 2 sisters, Patricia Bartenhagen of Davenport and Linda Parrish of Pinellas Park, FL; a brother-in-law, Dick (Carol) Reiser of Gilbertville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sandy was preceded in death by her father; her 2 sons, Tony and Kevin Reiser and a granddaughter, Ashley Reiser.

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