Cover photo for Robert "Sandy" Sanford's Obituary
Robert "Sandy" Sanford Profile Photo
1929 Robert 2019

Robert "Sandy" Sanford

May 27, 1929 — November 7, 2019

Hastings resident Robert Dale “Sandy” Sanford, 90, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, NE.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday, November 11, at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial will be at Blue Valley, Ayr. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday with family present at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or Blue Valley Cemetery.

Sandy was born May 27, 1929, in Ayr, NE to Clayton & Virgie (Ekstein) Sanford. He attended Ayr Grade School and graduated from Roseland High School in 1947. Sandy joined the U.S. Navy in 1947 and served in the Pacific on the U.S.S. AJAX, U.S.S. COMSTOCK, and in the Marshall Islands. He sailed to Pearl Harbor, Japan, and China. Sandy’s home port was San Diego, CA. He was discharged in 1950. Sandy married Delores Small on October 12, 1952, in Ayr, NE; she preceded him in death on February 1, 2015.

Sandy worked on the farm with his dad, Nebraska Department of Roads, Navy Ammunition Depot, Dutton-Lainson, and Swift & Company. In 1953, he went to work for Hastings Utilities and retired in 1992. He worked for E-Z Kitchen for 12 years. Sandy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hastings and Eagles Aerie #592 since 1956.

Sandy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Delores Carlene Sanford; infant daughter; grandson, Chad Sanford; son-in-law, Kent Johansen; siblings, Elda Knight, Maurice Sanford, George, Sanford, Merlin Sanford, and Ailene Cozine; and nephew, Rick Sanford.

SURVIVORS:
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Daniel A. & Mary Sanford – Navar, FL
Daughter & Son-in-law:
JaNell & Kenny Struss – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren & Spouse:
Daniel C. Sanford
Tanya Sanford
Trevor Johansen
Brandon Johansen
Kaitlin & Andrew Anderson
Jessica Struss
Great-Grandchildren:
Donavon Sanford
Jeremiah Sanford
Lylli Struss
Claire Struss
And many other family members and friends.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert "Sandy" Sanford, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, November 10, 2019

3:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Monday, November 11, 2019

9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

614 N Hastings Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Services

Monday, November 11, 2019

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

614 N Hastings Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 36

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree