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John Edward Krueger Sandberg
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1924
Grant County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 2008
Grant County
Minnesota, USA

John Sandberg, age 84, of Barrett, passed away at his home on September 19, 2008.

Funeral services for John Sandberg will be held on Saturday, September 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in Barrett, with Pastors Cordell and Mary Carol Strug officiating. Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Barrett. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2008 at Peace Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to services at the church.

John Sandberg was born on January 18, 1924, in Barrett, Minnesota, to the Rev. Ivar K. and Marion (Berrum) Sandberg. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Barrett. John attended school in Barrett, graduating in 1942. He played basketball and baseball and attended Bemidji State College on a basketball scholarship. After one quarter, John enlisted in the U.S. Naval Service on December 14, 1942, and joined the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was discharged on December 6, 1946.

On June 21, 1946, John was united in marriage by his father, Rev. Ivar Sandberg, to Marvel Sandberg at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Barrett. They lived their entire married life in Barrett, where John was proprietor of the Barrett Hardware Company; he sold hardware and also did plumbing and heating.

John was very active in the community, serving on the city council and as a member of the Barrett Fire Department and the Barrett American Legion Unit. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing on the Barrett baseball team. One of his favorite pastimes was visiting with friends; John loved people.

John is survived by his wife, Marvel of Barrett; daughters, Claire (Bob) McGillic of Big Lake, MN, and Elizabeth (Devin) Rusch of Brandon; brother, Paul (Norma) Sandberg of Hoffman; grandchildren, John Henry (Laura) Sandberg of Marshville, NC, Matthew (Kiara) Sandberg of Matthews, NC, Patrick McGillic and fiancÚ Sara of Eden Prairie, MN, Ben (Angie) Rusch of Carlos, MN, and Sarah Rusch of Plano, TX; several great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Sandberg of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Timothy John Sandberg, brother, Gerhard; and sisters, Dort Riggins and Anne DeClerq.

Arrangements are with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake.

Obituary: Grant County Herald, Elbow Lake, MN - September 24, 2008

Family links: 
  Ivar Kruger Sandberg (1882 - 1973)
  Marion B Berrum Sandberg (1886 - 1971)
  Marvel Winona Sandberg Sandberg (1924 - 2015)*
  Timothy John Sandberg (1948 - 1995)*
  Anne Elizabeth Sandberg De Clercq (1919 - 1996)*
  Dorothea H Sandberg Riggins (1920 - 1986)*
  Gerhard E.B. Sandberg (1922 - 1985)*
  John Edward Krueger Sandberg (1924 - 2008)
  Paul Erling Sandberg (1925 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Peace Lutheran Cemetery
Grant County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Ann Courtney
Originally Created by: T Burt
Record added: Sep 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30170479
John Edward Krueger Sandberg
Added by: T Burt
John Edward Krueger Sandberg
Added by: T Burt
John Edward Krueger Sandberg
Added by: T Burt
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Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. - Author Unknown
- Renae Larson
 Added: Aug. 15, 2010
Uncle John,I remember you as a person who wore a smile no matter how hard things got. You always found a way to put a smile on someone elce.
- Ann
 Added: Oct. 3, 2009
Thank you for serving our country. God bless you.
- T Burt
 Added: Sep. 10, 2009
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