Service Details


Friday, September 18, 2020
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Cross
1701 8th Street SW
Altoona, Iowa


Saturday, September 19, 2020
11:00 am
Lutheran Church of the Cross
1701 8th Street SW
Altoona, Iowa


Urn burial
Franklin Township Cemetery
Santiago, Iowa


Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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Ervin "Erv" Sanny Ervin Ray Sanny, 79, of Bondurant passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Ervin was born in Adrian, Minnesota on February 21, 1941. His family moved to Remsen, Iowa when he was 3, where he lived on the farm until he joined the Army National Guard in 1963. Erv was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard on February 10, 1969. Following his discharge, he attended AIB for 2 years prior to opening his own construction business in 1972 called Sanny Homes Inc. Erv worked until his retirement in 2008.

Erv wrote in his own words, “I enjoy old cars and going to car shows. I love my family and am very proud of them. All of my grandkids mean so much to me and I love to be with them as often as I can.”

Due to COVID-19 and church policy, masks and social distancing will be encouraged upon entering and exiting the church. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1701 8th Street SW in Altoona. A memorial service with limited seating of 150 will be held at 11 a.m. at the church on Saturday, September 19, 2020, with inurnment to follow at Franklin Township Cemetery. Guests are also welcome to join the family virtually for Erv’s service at 11 a.m. Saturday, through the live stream link below. Even if guests were unable to attend the visitation or service, all are welcome to join the family for an outdoor reception following the burial at the home of Eric and Stacia Sanny from 2-6 p.m.

Survivors include Erv’s wife of 46 years, Linda; his children, Eric (Stacia) Sanny of Bondurant; Gayle (Kirby) Pauley of Greenville, Wisconsin, and Justin (Wendi) Sanny of Omaha, Nebraska. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Carter and Elise Sanny, Abigayle and Melia Pauley, Austin and Jada Sanny; siblings, Marlin Sanny of Kearney, Nebraska, and Doris Dau of LeMars, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews, and so many amazing friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kathryn (Solma) and Henry Sanny; his brother, Jerry, and sister-in-law, Millie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to Bondurant Lions Club or Bondurant Christian Church.

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