Sandra "Sandy" Umsted

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Aug 12, 1937
Departed on Jun 21, 2024

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Sandra “Sandy” Umsted died June 21st at Carmel Health and Living Center Hospice in Carmel, Indiana. Sandy was born August 12, 1937, to Dorothy and Erwin Mann in Cedar Rapids.  She graduated from Mar Mac High School, McGregor, Iowa.

Sandy married Ronald “Ron” Umsted August 16, 1959, in Cedar Rapids. They lived in Marion and Cedar Rapids until 1980. They resided in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Mesa, Arizona. Sandy spent her remaining years in Indianapolis near her daughter. 

Sandy is survived by two children, Kristi (Gary Selker) of Fishers, Indiana and Kerry (Terri) of Chandler, Arizona. Grandparents to Casie (Jarred Lund); and great granddaughter Emmy. Grandparents to Rylee Umsted; great grandparents to Mila and Grayson, all of Chandler, Arizona. Her sister Sharon (Dave Harris) of Cedar Rapids, her brother-in-law Dean Moel of Lisbon and sister-in-law Sharon (Roger Jones), St Petersburg, Fla. 

Sandy was a lab tech at St Luke’s hospital and longtime Avon Lady. She won many sales awards in her years with Avon. Sandy and Ron supported all of their kids sports and activities, spending many hours at youth, high school and college swimming, tennis, basketball and YMCA Indian Guides. In their later years they loved volunteering for the YMCA National Masters Swimming Championships at the Swimming Hall of Fame pool in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

We welcome all those who know and loved her to join her family at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids, on Saturday, June 29 for a 10:00 am visitation with a short service beginning at 11:00. A livestream of Sandy’s funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website under her obituary, under the video tab starting at 11:00 a.m., June 29th. 

Anyone who would like to consider a donation in lieu of flowers can reach out to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana or charity of choice on her behalf.