Sondra C. Fain
December 3, 1939 ~ September 1, 2022
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.