Teruko Sandvick
February 16, 1927 - July 13, 2022

Teruko Sandvick

Teruko Sandvick
Feb 16, 1927 - Jul 13, 2022

Teruko Sandvick
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Teruko Sandvick, 95, of Ames, Iowa passed away on July 13, 2022. A private family funeral service was held at Roland Cemetery in Roland, Iowa.

Teruko Yoshizumi was born on February 16, 1927, in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Shinzo and Kameyo Yoshizumi. She spent her early years in Japan and wed Robert Sandvick on June 9, 1946, in Japan and on June 17, 1946, at the United States Embassy in Japan. There are so many stories of how Robert and Teruko met during WWII, how they lived in Japan post wartime and how they moved here in 1952 and raised their family. She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great great-grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, and baking. She mastered both Norwegian and Japanese cuisine.

Teruko and Robert were blessed with four children Arlene, Audrey, Al and Arnie. The couple lived in the Ames area. She loved when her children and their families came to visit.
Teruko's memory will be cherished by her children and families, Arlene (Kelly) Zerr, Audrey (Steven) Crawford, Al (Norma) Sandvick grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Sandvick, on November 6, 1988, a son Arnie Marvin Sandvick, September 23, 2017, and a great granddaughter Monica Huber Lindsey on December 19, 2011.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Israel Family Hospice House of Ames.

Online condolences may be directed to

Greg and Lana Voga on Jul 29, 2022

Audrey and Family, We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. We have such great memories of visiting with her at your home. Sending hugs and love.

Mark Howerton on Jul 27, 2022

Audrey and family sorry to hear about the loss of your mother

Linda and Bruce Davidson on Jul 24, 2022

A beautiful lady, always a smile and a kind word.. our prayers for family.

Mel Cockerham on Jul 21, 2022

Audry & Steve So sorry for your loss

Renny Crawford on Jul 20, 2022

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Terry had such a great smile and laugh. It was always a joy to see and visit with her! What a rich and full life she had! She undoubtedly will be a saint in heaven watching over all of you!

John Compton on Jul 20, 2022

Al, I worked with you at the west Hy-Vee in Ames in the mid 1980s. Sorry to read of your mom's passing. Cherish the memories of a life well lived. Prayers to you and your family.

John Compton
Owatonna, MN

Jocelin Sharfnejda on Jul 19, 2022

Sending you lots of love and hugs, Terry has had a great impact in my life and will always hold her kind words with me.

Patricia Buscher on Jul 19, 2022

We’re holding all the family in our thoughts and prayers and asking that God’s comfort surrounds you. I will always remember Teruko as having a beautiful smile whenever I saw her- she was always smiling! May your beautiful memories of your beautiful mother comfort you during this time of loss. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind in her amazing children, grandchildren, and all the greats! Sending love to all!❤️

Wanda Kellogg on Jul 19, 2022

Sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to all of you. So many great memories of her: fun loving, caring and full of spunk! She always made me laugh.

Becky Faris, RN on Jul 18, 2022

Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you. Blessed to know all of you.. Hugs and prayers, during a difficult time.
Becky Faris RN and my family

Rose M Grover on Jul 18, 2022

Our Sympathy to the Sandvick Family. What a beautiful soul she was. Al, Audrey and Arlene and all her beautiful grands, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Her reunion in Heaven will be amazing with all that passed before her. With loving thoughts. Jeff and Rose (Crawford) Grover.

Ken and Sharon Larwick on Jul 18, 2022

So sorry to hear about your mother, Arlene.

Ken and Sharon Larwick



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