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-Timothy D. Sands-

Timothy D. “Tim” Sands, age 48, of Conesville, Iowa, died Friday, June 8th from injuries suffered at the CJ Speedway.

Celebration of life services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the United Presbyterian Church in Washington with services officiated by Linda Nicklin.  Visitation will begin 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones and Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 Wednesday evening.  Interment will take place at the Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth, Iowa.  A general memorial has been established.  Online condolences may be sent for Tim’s family through the website at www.jonesfh.com.

Tim was born July 11, 1963 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Donald Frank and Mildred Elena (Anderson) Sands.  He attended school in Columbus Junction and graduated from Columbus Community High School in 1982.  He attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Tim lived all of his life in Cotter and Conesville.   He worked at River Products in Iowa City, Iowa, where he was Supervisor of special projects and was also a Field Welder.  He enjoyed fishing with his kids, taking his family to ride go-karts, going out to eat, and going deer and pheasant hunting.  He enjoyed mud running and his passion in life was racing cars and working on his racecar.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Denkmann of Conesville, Iowa; daughter, Jennifer Sands of Cotter, Iowa; son, Benjamin “Ben” Sands and Kirsten Reed of Cotter, Iowa; son, Steven Denkmann of Tybee Island, Georgia; three grandchildren, Jade, Malakai, and Owen; sister, Pat Moyer and her children, Dana and Tim Moyer of Washington, Iowa; brother, Frank Sands of Cotter, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Bob Murdock and wife, Lisa of Niles, Michigan; brother-in-law, Mike Murdock of Conesville, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Linda Nicklin and husband, Bill of Douds, Iowa.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Mildred Sands, father-in-law, Robert Murdock, brother-in-law, Rick Murdock, and a niece, Lindsey Smith.

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