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home : obituaries : obituaries   October 13, 2015

5/7/2014 11:50:00 AM
Hans "Hansie" Sandberg
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NT Staff

Hans L. “Hansie” Sandberg, 87, of Granville died May 5, 2004, in Cabin Livin’ in rural Hennepin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Helmer-Shields Funeral Home in Granville. Pastor Ron McNeil will officiate. Burial will be at Granville Cemetery with full military honors by Granville American Legion and VFW and U.S. Navy flag folders.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thur-sday in the funeral home.

Additional visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of services in the funeral home Friday.

Mr. Sandberg was born May 19, 1926, in Florid to Hans and Charlotte (Wickstin) Sandberg. He married Charlene Zellmer on Aug. 23, 1952, in County Line Church.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1944-1946. He was a charter member of Granville Rotary and a 50-year member of Granville American Legion. He was owner-operator of a trucking company hauling general commodities from 1952-1985 and also worked for Farm Service in McNabb. He was known as the “Tin Can Man” of McCoy Street always tinkering and smashing aluminum cans in front of his shop. He also enjoyed music, playing accordion, fishing, feeding birds and working in his yard.

Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Lauren (Adrian Catalina) Sandberg of Granville; one brother, James (Cynthia) Sandberg of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Dorothy Cioni of Granville and Charlotte (Earl) Yates of Kileen, Texas; one brother-in-law, Glenn (Lena) Zellmer of Oglesby and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Robert on May 5, 1958; two brothers, Gustav and John Sandberg; and one sister, Lillian.

Memorials may be made to donor’s choice or the family.

Pallbearers will be Jack Ossola, Alan Zellmer, Charles Oliveri, Albert Cioni, John Sandberg and Leslie Grover.

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