WILLIAM "BILL" JAMES SANFORDWilliam "Bill" James Sanford, went to be with his Lord on Oct. 20, 2013.
William "Bill" James Sanford, went to be with his Lord on Oct. 20, 2013.
As a teen Bill worked on the boat Picken Mather. He Proudly served in World War II and retired from the DM & IR in 1985. Bill was a member of Peace in Christ Lutheran Church and the Picols Group.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Rosella and Wallis Sanford; brothers, Wallie Sanford and Frank Vashaw; and sister, Dorothy Hanson.
Bill is survived by the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Dorreen (Dahlin); children, Brenda Pavlisich (Allen Entwistel), Bryant (Peggy) Sanford, Bonnie (Roger) Houghton, Lauri Sanford (Marty Bush), Greg (Eileen) Sanford; grandchildren, Ray (Jennifer) Pavlisich, Hank (Hannah) Kummer, Briana Sanford (Chris Lowder), Alya Houghton, Alli (D.J.) Bartz, Stephen Sanford; great-grandchildren, Evan Pavlisich, Esther Kumer, Aubree Lowder; cousins John Sanford, Shirely Erickson and nieces and nephews.
Our special thanks to Dr. Paul Sanford, and the wonderful staff and nurses at Chris Jensen - Spruce Wing for Bill's wonderful care.
SERVICE: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 with visitation one hour prior at Peace in Christ Lutheran Church, 5007 Maple Grove Rd., Hermantown, MN 55811