Bill Sandberg

Bill Sandberg lived 83 rich years.  He loved life in all forms – sports, travel, and family. He had six children and several grandchildren.  He recently celebrated his 34th wedding anniversary with the love of his life, Sabine.  Bill heroically faced Parkinson’s disease with courage, tenacity, and a willingness to do all he could to say Yes to Life.

Peace to Bill’s memory.

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  • Dianne Angle--Antioch CA
    June 11, 2011 4:43 pm

    Sincere condolences to the family of William Sandberg. I am thinking of you all with sympathy and the hope that you find peace.

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  • john anduri
    June 12, 2011 5:48 am

    Bill cherished life and love and is now at peace.
    Blessings to Sabine and those who loved Bill.
    John Anduri

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  • Bill Sandberg
    June 12, 2011 4:09 pm

    Dear Sabine and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you today. I think of you with love.

    I have pleasant memories of you and Bill in my home on Radford Way. I remember
    the lovely bouquet of flowers that you brought me. We also visited the gravesites of Bill’s parents and my parents in the Turlock cemetery. Lots of memories for all of us.

    May God bless you with His Love and Peace. Joan Anduri

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  • Donna Erickson
    June 12, 2011 7:04 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sabine, and to all of Bill’s children and your extended families.

    I remember meeting Bill in the atrium of Carlson Tower of North Park University when I was a student ins the 60’s. I was thrilled to connect with him, my Uncle Harry’s brother. He was involved with the school at that time and had such positive things to say about pursuing an education at the school. His bright smile and interest in me and my studies at North Park were memorable.

    I know he has been strong through the challenges dealing with Parkinson’s.

    Blessings to all of you at this difficult time. May you find the peace of God as you gather together and remember Bill.

    Greetings from Dean and Donna (Anduri) Erickson in Minnesota.

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  • Nancy Sandberg Helwig
    June 13, 2011 2:22 pm

    How I wish I could be with you all today. To hug, console, and support all those that loved Bill so deeply and to share in the ceremony that celebrates his courage in life. To all the Sandberg’s and friends, may God hold you in his arms today, as Dave and I hold you in our prayers.

    Rest in peace Uncle Bill.

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  • john anduri
    June 14, 2011 6:40 pm

    On Monday, June 13, a celebration of Bill’s life was held in Las Vegas. Family from Germany and California came, as well as friends from Houston, Arizona, and Colorado.
    Wonderful tributes were offered by friends and family, recalling special moments with Bill, and his devotion for his wife Sabine.

    Food and fellowship followed.
    Today is the new day, as all Bill’s family and friends adjust to moving forward with faith, hope and love.

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  • Hashim and Christa Khidir
    June 15, 2011 11:58 am

    We spent the memorial day holiday with Bill and Sabine in Las Vegas and were with them when they celebrated their wedding anniversary. We knew Bill and Sabine over 30 years, and we will miss Bill very much. Sabine, we love you and you have our support in your grief.

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  • Heather and John Orchard
    June 15, 2011 8:50 pm

    Dear Sabina

    How sad we feel to hear of Bill’s death and how we understand the great sense of loss you have over losing your lifelong mate. Yes, he is in God’s hands for which we are forever grateful, aren’t we?
    Our love goes out to you. You will have the strength to go on for you will allow God to give you His strength and you are surrounded by such good family and friends. One thing is for sure we cannot do it without God’s presence constantly beside and within us. Know God’s blessings and presence into the very innermost parts of your being.
    We have very fond memories of you both in Tokoroa and some good times shared with Mum and Dad and yourselves.
    Much love
    Heather and John

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  • John Sandberg
    June 16, 2011 7:22 pm

    Bill was a complex individual, and from that grew our complex relationship. I fondly remember the magic of Christmas morning when I was a child where all the gifts were piled around the tree; this was quite the undertaking given he had six children to satisfy each year. I remember the ball games he took me to and the everpresent birthday card when he was away. Even though we spent most of our lives miles and months apart, I held a special place in my heart for him. I loved him unconditionally and truly believe he loved me the same. I will miss him.

    – John

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    • I read this tribute about Dad at the seircve last week. My notes were lost and have just been found. so I share them with anyone who is still checking this site.My Dad liked to travel. As I was growing up he was doing a lot of business travel around the world. [in addition to the family trips around the country]Later in my Dad’s life these trips became extended assignments living in exotic places.He had taken and assignment in Saudi Arabia. It opened up the opportunity to introduce me to world travel. In 1979, he asked me to join him and Sabine in Saudi Arabia, and I as a naive teenager reluctantly went. I saw places and people in a completely new light that changed my perspective of home. I saw desert, I saw women in burqas, I saw bones in the sand, I saw rickshaws and laundry strung from high-rise apartment to high-rise apartment, I saw junks sailing the harbor of the city. All of which helped me realize how I loved the opportunities he gave me growing up. And how I looked forward to my return to CA. It was a grand adventure: from SF, to NY, to Saudi Arabia, to HongKong, to Hawaii [where I stayed with my brother], and back to SF. Now, I can honestly say I have traveled around the world.Throughout that trip, my Dad was calm, collected, organized and in charge. I learned a lot of how to travel in foreign countries and have passed that along when my Husband and I travel abroad.Dad is now traveling the grandest trip of all, and I wish him well and will miss him.I love you Dad,Sara

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  • Today, June 21, Bill’s sister-in-law, Rosie, flew home to Germany.
    So many family and friends have come together to celebrate Bill’s life,
    and now it is the first day of summer, June 21.

    Peace and healing to Bill’s beloved Sabine.

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  • Sara (Sandberg) Angle
    June 22, 2011 3:29 pm

    I read this tribute about Dad at the service last week. My notes were lost and have just been found. so I share them with anyone who is still checking this site.

    My Dad liked to travel. As I was growing up he was doing a lot of business travel around the world. [in addition to the family trips around the country]

    Later in my Dad’s life these trips became extended assignments living in exotic places.
    He had taken and assignment in Saudi Arabia. It opened up the opportunity to introduce me to world travel. In 1979, he asked me to join him and Sabine in Saudi Arabia, and I as a naive teenager reluctantly went. I saw places and people in a completely new light that changed my perspective of home. I saw desert, I saw women in burqas, I saw bones in the sand, I saw rickshaws and laundry strung from high-rise apartment to high-rise apartment, I saw junks sailing the harbor of the city. All of which helped me realize how I loved the opportunities he gave me growing up. And how I looked forward to my return to CA. It was a grand adventure: from SF, to NY, to Saudi Arabia, to HongKong, to Hawaii [where I stayed with my brother], and back to SF. Now, I can honestly say I have traveled around the world.
    Throughout that trip, my Dad was calm, collected, organized and in charge. I learned a lot of how to travel in foreign countries and have passed that along when my Husband and I travel abroad.
    Dad is now traveling the grandest trip of all, and I wish him well and will miss him.

    I love you Dad,
    Sara

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    • Dear SabinaHow sad we feel to hear of Bill’s death and how we understand the great sense of loss you have over lonsig your lifelong mate. Yes, he is in God’s hands for which we are forever grateful, aren’t we?Our love goes out to you. You will have the strength to go on for you will allow God to give you His strength and you are surrounded by such good family and friends. One thing is for sure we cannot do it without God’s presence constantly beside and within us. Know God’s blessings and presence into the very innermost parts of your being.We have very fond memories of you both in Tokoroa and some good times shared with Mum and Dad and yourselves.Much loveHeather and John

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  • Cindi Simpson
    June 22, 2011 11:57 pm

    Dear Sabine,
    My heart goes out to you. I wish I was told about Bill’s passing earlier…I would have been at the funeral. I really don’t know what to say at this grief stricken time for you, instead of giving my condolences, I wish I was there to wrap my arms around you. Bill loved you so much, that was evident every time the two of you came in to see me. Even with his horrible disease, he made sure he was always with you on your errands for the day. I remember seeing him as things progressed…always a trooper and never a negitive word out of him. Your deep love and understanding gave Bill a zest for life. To me, I saw a “young couple’ in love. I will miss Bill and I will miss Bill and you together.
    Love, Cindi

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  • Kait Sandberg
    June 28, 2011 3:56 pm

    Dear Sabine,

    I am glad that Bill is at peace. The last time the boys and I saw him I remember thinking that he was holding a space of grace with the Parkinsons. You were both so good to my sons and I throughout everything. We thank you and honor Bill’s memory as a father in law and grandfather.

    Kait

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  • Lillian Howan
    July 2, 2011 5:25 pm

    Sincere condolences dear Sabine from all of us.

    Our hearts go out to you! We were so blessed to know Bill. His courage and deep intelligence touched and inspired all of us. Yin’s grandchildren Yune, Vanina and Tien were so happy to meet Bill here during Thanksgiving. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Come and visit us in San Francisco and Tahiti! We will keep Bill and all your families in our prayers.

    Love always,
    Yin Howan and Anne-Marie Moux
    Bruno Leou-on and Lillian Howan
    Yune and Tien Leou-on, Vanina Howan

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  • Helen Smith/Nancy Steinberg
    July 8, 2011 12:52 am

    You have kept in touch with my mother, Helen, these many years through Christmas cards and notes. She received the notice of Bill’s death today and expressed her condolences. Her memories of Hiller Highlands over these years have been very meaningful and you and Bill were a part of those memories.

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    • Dear Sabine and Family,My thoughts and pyerars go out to you today. I think of you with love.I have pleasant memories of you and Bill in my home on Radford Way. I rememberthe lovely bouquet of flowers that you brought me. We also visited the gravesites of Bill’s parents and my parents in the Turlock cemetery. Lots of memories for all of us.May God bless you with His Love and Peace. Joan Anduri

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  • Dear Sabine,My heart goes out to you. I wish I was told about Bill’s passing erlaier I would have been at the funeral. I really don’t know what to say at this grief stricken time for you, instead of giving my condolences, I wish I was there to wrap my arms around you. Bill loved you so much, that was evident every time the two of you came in to see me. Even with his horrible disease, he made sure he was always with you on your errands for the day. I remember seeing him as things progressed always a trooper and never a negitive word out of him. Your deep love and understanding gave Bill a zest for life. To me, I saw a young couple’ in love. I will miss Bill and I will miss Bill and you together.Love, Cindi

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  • Bill was a complex inaididuvl, and from that grew our complex relationship. I fondly remember the magic of Christmas morning when I was a child where all the gifts were piled around the tree; this was quite the undertaking given he had six children to satisfy each year. I remember the ball games he took me to and the everpresent birthday card when he was away. Even though we spent most of our lives miles and months apart, I held a special place in my heart for him. I loved him unconditionally and truly believe he loved me the same. I will miss him.- John

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