Sandra “Sandy” J. Meyers, 82, of Floyd, Iowa, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Good Shepard Health Center in Mason City.
A memorial service for Sandy Meyers will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City with Pastor Russ Leeper of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Floyd at a later date.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00 p.m. until the start of the memorial service at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Sandra Jane Meyers (Granneman) was born on February 24, 1937 in Sumner, Iowa. She was the daughter of Charles (Mick) Murphy, Ruth Murphy, and sister to Wayne Granneman.
Sandy attended Charles City High School. During her high school years, she worked at the theater and Salsbury Industries in Charles City, Iowa.
She married Robert Dale Picken in 1954. Sandy and Robert had four children; Stephen (1956), Lori (1957), Diana (1959), and Debbie (1961). She was a full-time mother until this union of marriage dissolved.
Sandy worked at KGLO/KIMT as the receptionist. She was well liked and the cheerful voice that greeted everyone each and every day.
Sandy later married Lloyd Le Roy (Lee) Meyers in 1967 in Mason City, Iowa. Jeffery Charles Meyers was born in 1969. Sandy and Lee moved out to an acreage north of Mason City around 1972. Sandy continued to work at KGLO/KIMT for a few more years and every Christmas her children would appear on the Bart’s Clubhouse show.
Sandy had a love for animals and there was always a pet dog in the family. The acreage included a boarding kennel, which was Meyers Boarding Kennel. In addition to running the kennel business, Sandy inquired more dogs, cats and assorted farm animals. Her passion of caring for animals lead Sandy and Lee to acquire the contract for the Mason City and Cerro Gordo County Animal Control Shelter.
Sandy and Lee continued in the business until their property was sold and they both retired to Clear Lake. During her retirement, Sandy’s new passion was visiting the nearby casinos where she was the “lady of luck”. Following Lee’s passing in 2001, Sandy reconnected with her first husband, Robert Picken.
She is survived by son, Stephen Picken and wife Beth Artis-Picken of West Des Moines, Iowa; daughter, Lori Picken-Roach and husband Bill Roach Valdez, Alaska, and grandchildren Josh Roach and Tara Cameron of Houston, Texas; daughter, Debbie Gasiorek and husband Edward Gasiorek and grandchildren Erik Gasiorek and Yvette Lawerence, all of Phoenix , Arizona; son, Jeffery Meyers and wife Rochelle Meyers and grandchild Hannah Meyers and fiancé Steven Diaz, all of Mason City, Iowa; grandson, Ryan Ahrenholz of Albert Lea, Minnesota; brother, Wayne Granneman and wife Donna Granneman of Davenport , Iowa; as well as other family members and friends.
Sandy was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Granneman; father, Charles (Mick) Murphy; mother, Ruth Murphy; husband, Lee Meyers; husband, Robert Picken; and daughter, Diana Ahrenholz.
Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com.