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Sondra Fain

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Sondra Fain 82, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Mercy One Medical Center. Sondra married Larry Fain on September 30, 1957. She was born on December 3, 1939, in Charles City, Iowa, the daughter of Edwin and Doris Mashek. Sondra attended Elementary School in Charles City, Iowa and moved in with her Aunt Sylvia and Uncle Phillip Lund in Curlew, IA. Sondra graduated from Mallard High School in 1957. She went on to attend the University of Northern Iowa where she graduated with a Master's Degree in Library Science. She commuted to college from New Hampton for 4 years while caring for her 3 children. She was the librarian for the Nashua school system for 24 years, where she had very fond memories of her students and staff. After retirement from the Nashua school system, Sondra and Larry lived in Venice, FL and New Hampton, IA for the past 25 years. She was an avid reader, bridge player and E-Bay seller for 25 years and loved to walk and ride her bike with her husband Larry. Sondra married Larry Fain on September 30, 1957, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this month. Sondra's memory is honored by her husband Larry Fain, New Hampton, IA, two sons Mitchell (Teresa) Fain of Colorado, David (Andrea) Fain of Colorado and one daughter Pamela Fain-Pribyl of Rochester, MN, six grandchildren and one brother Edwin Mashek of Charles City, IA. A celebration of life will be held next winter in Venice, Fl. Sondra has donated her body to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN for research and medical training.

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  1. My sympathy to all the family. Sondra always came to most of my garage sales riding her bike. She loved doing this. Rest jn peace.

  2. Sending my sincere sympathy to Mr Fain and the entire family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

  3. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  4. So very sorry to hear of Sondra’s passing. I worked with Sondra for many years in the Nashua School system. She was a mentor and a friend to me we shared the love of reading. My sympathy to her entire family. Heaven gained a special lady! Twila Dietz

  5. My deepest sympathy to Larry, Mitchell, David, and Pam and their families. I have so many wonderful memories of Sondra during our teaching days at Nashua Plainfield HS. On my 40th birthday she wanted to make sure I realized how old I was and gifted me with a birdhouse. After all, old people sit and watch birds! That was the best thing ever! Once the birdhouse was up and the birds starting making a home, I was hooked! The birdhouse led to feeders. Every spring when the goldfinches gather, I immediately think of Sondra. The cardinals will be especially enjoyable to watch this year as I can imagine Sondras spirit flitting from tree to tree. Rest in peace, my dear friend. Your life was well lived, you impacted so many lives, and you left this world a much better place. Kathy Munson

  6. Sondra was a lovely lady with a smile that could light up a room and a great story teller. Condolences and prayers for the family.

  7. Mrs. Munson as always you have the perfect words. You both impacted my life❤️ Such amazing gifted educators and human beings!

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