Sandra Kay (Kuehnast) Gregg, 61 of Humboldt passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017 with family members at her side at Humboldt Care Center South. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt. The Reverend Aaron Flatau will officiate. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.
Sandra Kay Kuehnast was born December 16, 1955; the first of four children born to Marvin and Doris Kalahar Kuehnast. Sandra grew up on the family farm and attended school in Beaver Township and Humboldt. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1974. She attended South Dakota State University and graduated in 1978 with a degree in Spanish and Secretarial Science. She moved to Iowa City in 1979 where she worked for American College Testing. In 1982 she moved to Hawarden, and lived in several other communities during her adult life. October 10, 1983 Sandra married Dave Gregg, and three children were born to them during their 13 years of marriage.
Sandra was a member of the Hobo Days Steering Committee at SDSU for 3 years. She had the honor of being named Dirty Lil for one of the Hobo Days celebrations. She was an active member of the SDSU Alumni Association. She served as secretary for the Hawarden Chamber of Commerce. Most of her working life Sandra was a sales and marketing representative. Sandra volunteered her time avidly for such worthy organizations as Children’s Miracle Network and RAGBRAI. She served on the school board for West Sioux School District and the board of sales and marketing representatives of Sioux Falls.
Sandra’s hobbies included hanging out with friends and family-she loved to meet new people-bike riding, gardening, going to Hobo Days and traveling.
Those remaining to cherish Sandra’s memory include her mother Doris Kuehnast of Humboldt, son Andrew (Alesha) Gregg of Decatur, Illinois, daughter Lisa Gregg of Denver, Colorado, son Michael Gregg of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, granddaughter Annabelle Gregg, sisters Kathy (Kevin) Vance of Bridgeman, Michigan, and Cindy (Mike) Weston of Bloomington, Indiana, brother Brent (Sue) Kuehnast of Humboldt. Sandra’s father Marvin Kuehnast preceded her in death.
Sandra was a beautiful person in every sense of the word. Those who met her were better for having done so, and the world is a poorer place without her.