Obituary Record

Gaylen James "Sonny" Sandvold
Died on 12/20/1999
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1 Date and place of publication of this article was not recorded.


Gaylen “Sonny” Sandvold, 57, of Blair, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Immanual Hospital in Omaha.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.

Gaylen Sandvold was born July 20, 1942 to Leonard and Gladys (Bell) Sandvold of Austin, Minn. He was raised in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln High. He graduated from Dana College and then served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army during the Vietnam War. He received the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

On Sept. 27, 1968, he married Barbara Siert in Blair. He taught English in the Blair School System for eight years. He then owned and operated S & S Pumping Service.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Blair American Legion and VFW. He served as treasurer and coach for the Blair Little League Program, and was instrumental in planting many of the trees around the ball fields.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Gracia Sandvold; and a grandson, Michael, all of Blair; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolynn and Jerry Varner; and Kathryn and Robert Andrews, all of Lincoln; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sharon and Bob Madsen of Blair and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marianne Sandvold.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

#2 Funeral Leaflet

In Loving Memory of Gaylen Sandvold

Born July 20, 1942 Austin, Minnesota ~ Entered Into Rest December 20, 1999 Omaha, Nebraska

Funeral Service 3:00 P.M. Thursday, December 23, 1999 First Lutheran Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Rev. Walter Behrens. Organist: Clare Cowing. Vocalists: Ron Sorensen, Mark and Kay Dickenson. Vocal Selections: “On Eagle’s Wings”, “Good Bye”, “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry”

Casket Bearers: Robert Bair, Lynn Edgel, Denny Penry, Robert Olson, Roger Plugge, Bernie Comstock, Lonnie Penry, Richard Vinton

Military Graveside Services: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska

Arrangements by Campbell-Aman Funeral Home

~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~

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