|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 2010|
Sanford B. Anderson "Sandy", age 89, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Madison.
He was born on June 26, 1921, in Deerfield, the son of Sjuer and Matilda (Hildestad) Anderson.
Sandy was a 1939 graduate of Madison East High School. In 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy.
In World War II, he served as a machinists mate at the Jacksonville N.A.S.
After leaving the military he returned to Madison and worked for a brief time at Gisholt Machinery Works.
In 1946, he started working for UW-Madison biochemistry as an instrument maker and ran the machine shop.
He participated in early D.N.A. testing at the UW-Madison. Sandy worked at the UW-Madison for 39 years and met many life long friends.
He was a member of the Kayra club, East Side Businessmens, and Sons of Norway. He enjoyed playing cards, making a variety of things, and was a garage sale enthusiast.
Sandy was very proud of his Norwegian heritage, and was a lover of Lutefisk. He genuinely loved people and always had a wonderful outlook on life.
Everyone that ever met him knew this, by his effect on them.
Sandy is survived by his children, Jim (Doris) and Peggy (Greg) Ptaszynski; his grandchildren, Samantha, Matthew, Jessica, Josh (Shawn), and Nick; his step-children, Sharon Bahl, Trevor Smith, Mary (Dave) Sipe, Chris, Lisa, and Tom Lawry;
Sandy is further survived by hus nieces, Natalie (Keith) Yelinek and Mary Connery; and nephews, John (Bonnie) Verberkmoes, and Ron and Tom Vetter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Georgianna (Vetter) and Nora (Berggren); and special his friend, Betty Martig.
Funeral Services will be held at the Gunderson East Funeral Home, which is located at 5203 Monona Drive, in Madison at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 18, 2010, with Monsignor Douglas Dushack presiding.
A Visitation will be held at the Gunderson East Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the Funeral Service on Saturday, December 18, 2010.
The Gunderson East Funeral Home of Madison assisted the family with their arrangements.
Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 15, 2010
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