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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Ernest E. “Sandy” Sandstrom

  • Ernest E. “Sandy” Sandstrom, 86, was married to Frances Wilkins for 66 years, and died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky.
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  • Ernest E. “Sandy” Sandstrom, 86, was married to Frances Wilkins for 66 years, and died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky.
    He was born in Galva, Jan. 3, 1927, to the late Ernest A. and Alice (Crerar) Sandstrom. He was a former resident of Kewanee; Carrier Mills; Evansville, Ind.; and Frankfort, Ky. Mr. Sandstrom was a WWII veteran. He was also retired from Peabody Coal Company, Will Scarlett Mine in Stonefort, where he was an electrician, and a member of the United Mine Workers.
    He is also survived by a son, Michael (Diana) Sandstrom of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Sandra (Michael) Duvall of Frankfort, Ky.; five grandchildren, Christy Sandstrom of Knoxville, Tenn.; Tiffany Sandstrom of Charlotte, N.C.; Alison (Shane) Bennett, April Duvall and Adam Duvall, all of Frankfort; and five great-grandchildren. 
    Mr. Sandstrom is preceded in death by a brother, Axel; one sister, Helen Stumphy; and two infant children. In honoring his wishes, Mr. Sandstrom will be cremated and there will be no services.
    Memorials may be made to the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, 100 Veterans Drive, Eisenhower Unit, Wilmore, Ky. 40390.
    Condolences may be offered online at www.clarklegacycenter.com
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