Sandy McCune, 75, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A private family committal service will be held at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter.

Sandy was born Dec. 13, 1943 to Paul and Gertrude (Juley) Engebretsen in Green Bay, Wisc. She grew up in Chariton, Iowa, attended Franklin grade school, Chariton High School and graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in Des Moines in 1966 where she retired after 41 years of service. While in nursing school, she met her future husband, Dan McCune. They married Nov. 11, 1967 in Chariton. The couple made their home in Des Moines.

Memberships include West Des Moines Elks and St. Mary of Nazareth Church. Sandy enjoyed golf, traveling, playing card games and spending time with friends, family and especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Dan; children: Mike (Tara) McCune of Johnston, Doug (Kristi) McCune of West Des Moines; grandchildren: Alex, Ciara, Cade and Sam; brother, Bery (Margeux) Engebretsen of Urbandale; sister, Susie DeGhelder of Kansas City, Mo.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to MercyOne Hospice in Johnston. Online condolences are welcome at

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