Sandra Schoon Lonas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Sandra Schoon Lonas, 54, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, after a courageous four-year battle with cancer.

She graduated from Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa and was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Sandy worked as a real estate agent in Iowa and Texas. She was a member of the U.S. Power Squadron and the Iowa City Optimists Club. Her friends and family remember her loving heart and bright spirit; she was always smiling.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Lonas of San Antonio; daughter, Becky Kopet, and grandchildren, James and Elizabeth of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; father and stepmother, Bill and Joyce Schoon of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; mother, Joyce Hurley of San Antonio; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Melinda Rice-Schoon of Bar Harbor; brother, Mike Schoon of San Antonio, stepbrother and sister-in-law, Steed and Erica Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and many other friends and extended family.

Funeral services are pending.

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