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Sandra Lou Cupples

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:47 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:45 p.m. CST

Sandra Lou Cupples, 78, of Newton died on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her home.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials in Sandra’s name may be left at the funeral home.

Sandra, the daughter of Maurice and Barbara (Ruckman) Houts, was born on July 9, 1935, in Estherville. She grew up in Estherville. Sandra was united in marriage with Howard Lee Cupples on December 22, 1955 in Jackson, Minn. They made their home in Newton, where Sandra was a homemaker. Sandra enjoyed traveling with her husband, going gambling with her sisters, and spending time with her family especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.  

Those left to honor Sandra’s memory are her husband, Howard of Newton; children, Howard (Shelly) Cupples, Jr., Cathy (Mark) Andersen, Connie Cupples, and John (Cindy) Cupples, all of Newton; her 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her siblings, Florence Harris, Barbara Kathman, Faye (Bob) Willardson, Marsha (W.C.) Sauls, David (Martha) Houts, and Mike Houts; and her many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Mickey; and daughter-in-law, Susan Cupples.

A special thank you to Aaren Sorbo for her help and thoughtfulness in Sandra’s care.

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