"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
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Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
Wilbur Loren Sanford, 88, of Spring Valley, died December 1, 2003 at Preston Good Samaritan Center where he had lived since October 2002.
Mr. Sanford was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Fillmore, the son of Claude and Hazel Maude (Winslow) Sanford. He lived in Haley, N.D., as a child and returned to the Fillmore-Wykoff area with his family in 1927. On Oct. 2, 1940, he married Georgia Vrieze in Cherry Grove. They farmed in the Cherry Grove and Wykoff areas until 1971, when they retired from farming and moved to Spring Valley. He then worked for Jennings Iron and Metal until his retirement in 1983. From 1941 to 1942 he worked on the construction of the Al-Can Highway. His first wife died Nov. 6, 1985. In April 1987 he married Marjorie Gilbert Anderson in Spring Valley, and they lived in Spring Valley until moving to Austin in 1991. She died Sept. 4, 1998. Mr. Sanford lived with a son from 1996 until entering the care center. He was a member of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, served on the church council and cemetery board, and was a former member of Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley. Survivors include two sons, Wallace (Rosann) and Roger (Diana), both of Spring Valley; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandson; a brother, Bernard (Lorraine) of Seattle; and a sister, Regina Carpenter of Blackfoot, Idaho. He was preceded in death by a son, a granddaughter, three brothers and two sisters, including his twin. The funeral for Wilbur Loren Sanford was December 5, 2003 at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Rader and the Rev. William Rowen of Faith United Methodist Church co-officiating. Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.