Edward L. Sandstrom Sr.
Edward L. Sandstrom Sr., age 79, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
Ed was born on August 30, 1937 on Madeline Island, WI to Emil and Mabel (Cook) Sandstrom. He grew up in Spring Brook, WI and graduated from Spooner High School. After graduation he enlisted in the US Air Force where he served six years. Upon returning from overseas he married the love of his life Marjorie Teske on March 18, 1961 in Wausau, WI. Ed worked as a livestock buyer at Oscar Mayer for 20 years and later Equity Livestock for 15 years in Arlington, WI. In his early years of marriage he supported his community as a Boy Scout Master, baseball coach, and a founding member of the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department. Ed was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman, camper, and bowler. He also enjoyed wood carving and painting of wildlife. Although Ed was sick for the last thirteen years, he lived and fought for his grandchildren.
Ed is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margie; son, Edward Jr. and his children Logan and Danielle; son, David (Shawntel) and their children Jenna and Wesley; siblings, Vonnie (Joe) Efaw, Marilyn Montgomery, Bob (Betty) Frasier, Ron (Pam) Frasier, and Joe Fondak. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Darlene Brown, Marlys Ferguson, and Ray.
A funeral service will be held at NOON on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at WINDSOR UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 4434 Second Street, Windsor, with Rev. David McDonald presiding. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until time of service on Tuesday at the church. Burial at Windsor Congregational Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at UW Hospital and Agrace Hospice. A special thanks to Dr. Edwards and his staff at GHC in DeForest. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Windsor United Church of Christ or the ZOR Shriners of Madison. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com
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