Carl R. Sandberg
Carl R. Sandberg
On April 15 Carl R. Sandberg, reached his 90th birthday, a milestone he wanted to reach. On Sept. 10, Carl got his wish to go to Heaven, where it is expected he will dole out "Vitamin H" to one and all.
Preceding him in death were: his wife of 50 years, Dorothy L. Schmid Sandberg; two sons, David and Robert; and one daughter, Barbara.
Survivors include: four daughters, Vickie Shultz (Brian) of Las Vegas; Jean Sandberg (Bryce Peterson) of Deer Park, Wi; Betsy Sandberg (Steve Nissen) of Schenectady, NY; and Mary Anderson (Rick) of New Richmond, Wi; six grandchildren, Ann Diab (George) of Las Vegas, NV; Douglas Trieb (Kristin) of New Hope, Mn; Brian Eggen (Abby) of St. Paul, Mn; Kristine Thies (Matt) of Colfax, Wi; Michael Sandberg (Justene) of New Richmond, Wi.; and Michelle Sandberg of Osceola, Wi; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Steve Sandberg of Sun City, Ariz., a sister Ruth Collier of Missoula, Mont.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The son of Oscar E. Sandberg and Anna V.E. Kjellgren, Carl was extremely active in sports, clubs, Boy Scouts and Mt. Zion Lutheran Church through his childhood. He graduated with honors from Hudson High School in 1946, and was chosen "Most Representative Senior."
After some higher education, he was hired at Andersen Corporation in 1949, but his employment was interrupted by the US Army, where he served from 1950-52. He was stationed in Alaska and often recounted the hardships of below-zero weather. He also served in the National Guard, achieving the rank of corporal.
He returned to Hudson, WI and his work at Andersen Corporation. After years of being a display maker and plastics technician, Carl became the supervisor of Quality Control at Andersen's until his retirement in 1987. He married Dorothy Schmid, on Feb. 19, 1955.
He was elected 5th ward alderman of Hudson from 1979 to 1984, was a lifelong member of the Mt Zion Lutheran Church, active in the United Way and a dedicated blood donor to the American Red Cross.
He was a member of American Legion Post 491 and in 2014, he received a certificate of Appreciation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars for his support of their work.
He also was certified to assist people complete their tax forms through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for numerous years. For over 10 years he was an AARP tax aide.
In 1981, Carl and Dorothy bought a summer home on Bear Trap Lake, which they worked to make year round, and moved to Amery in 1984. An avid fisherman, boater and golfer during the summer, in the winter Carl loved rooting for the Packers and ice fishing. In retirement Carl volunteered with the Polk County Aging program as a tax aide and also as a volunteer driver. In 1996, he was honored for logging 191.5 hours, driving 4,541 miles.
Contributions in Carl's name may be made to any of his causes, or the charity of one's choice.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Hudson, Wisconsin with Pastor Kristin Kellaher officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 PM on Sunday at the Williamson-White Funeral Home, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin and for one hour prior to the services on Monday at the Church. Interment will take place immediately following the service at the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson, Wisconsin where Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army, the Amery American Legion and the Amery VFW.
To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute please visit www.williamsonwhite.com
Arrangements were entrusted to the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 222 Harriman Avenue North Amery, Wisconsin 54001.