Obituary for Sigfrid Sandstrom |

Obituary for Sigfrid Sandstrom

Sigfrid Sandstrom

Sigfrid Edison Sandstrom went on to be with his Heavenly Father, July 18, 2014. He was 90.

We rejoice his life and celebrate his happy reunion with his wife, Neva, and sons, Jonathan and Stephen.

He is loved and will be missed by his surviving children, Debby (Dean) Levesque, Tim (Debby) Sandstrom and Don Sandstrom; daughter-in-law, Gayle Sandstrom; grandchildren, Stephen, David, Sandy, Josiah, Scott, Heather, Cynthia, Rachel, Stephanie, Marcia, Jennifer and Brian; great-grandchildren, Jei, Tiffany, Summer, Rowan, Ashley, Anna, Johann, Neva, Huxley and Arjun.

Sigfrid grew up in a Swedish Christian home with parents, Oscar and Linnea; sisters, Evangeline and Romona; and brother Arthur. Sig was a world-famous tennis player through high school and college.

He and his dad built homes for famous architect Benjamin Franklin Wright. His father passed when he was only 17.

Sig was an aviation pilot for the Navy in World War II. He spoke Chinese, German, Spanish and many Filipino dialects.

He met Neva while she was teaching Navajo children to read. They married and served the Lord for 14 years in the Philippines in the Dumagot tribes. After severe bouts of malaria, they sent him home to Pasadena.

Sigfrid served the Lord as a social worker in juvenile courts into his ’70s. He enjoyed singing in church choir and Gideons Ministry.

He made an impact on so many people all over the world, including his family, who love and will miss him dearly.

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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