Sandra Marlene Dodge, 75, of Newton died on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. A graveside service for Sandra and her husband, Joe, who died on February 18, 2021, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 26, at Wittemberg Cemetery in rural Newton. Memorials to EveryStep Hospice may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Sandra, the daughter of Dale and Doris Moon, was born on November 16, 1945 in Collins. She grew up in the Colo area. As an adult she lived between Newton and Maxwell before making Newton her permanent home. On September 24, 1988, Sandra was united in marriage with Joseph Dodge at the Beltrami County Courthouse in Minnesota. She had worked at Party Time Pizza, Cliffs, as a housekeeper, as a Journeyman Press Operator at the Vernon Company, and as the bookkeeper at Joe’s Garage. Sandra enjoyed hunting and fishing and doing yardwork. She also enjoyed trips to their cabin at Cass Lake in Minnesota. Sandra also was certified to install air conditioners in cars and trucks
Sandra is survived by her three sons, Tony Aldrich (Brenda Vanderpol), Scott Aldrich, and Sean Aldrich; grandchildren, Jacob Aldrich, Danielle (Erik) Mille, Nicholas Aldrich, and Josh (Jessica) Aldrich; and three great-grandchildren, Riley, Hudson, and Jensen. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Dodge; and two brothers, Ronnie and Bobby Moon.
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