ESCANABA - Carl W. Sandberg, 81, of Escanaba, passed away Monday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2012, at the St. Francis Hospital, in Escanaba.
Carl was born Oct, 26, 1931, in Marinette, the son of Carl E. and Margaret (Dugan) Sandberg. He was raised in Marinette and attended the Marinette schools. In August of 1952, Carl enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean War, until his honorable discharge in July of 1954. Throughout his enlistment, Carl received medals of accommodation which included, the Korean Service Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
On Dec. 11, 1964, Carl was united in marriage to the former Ruby Eugate and together the couple made their home on the north side of Escanaba. Ruby preceded Carl in death on May 30, 2002.
Carl W. Sandberg
Carl was employed by Chicago Northwestern Railroad for many years and was proud to have been a longtime member of the Menominee American Legion Post 0146. He will be deeply missed.
Carl is survived by his sisters, Joyce (Ward) Uecke of Menominee, Carol (Ron) Woods of Menominee; brother-in-law, Robert Westoff of Menominee. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and additional family members.
His loving wife, Ruby; parents, Carl E. and Margaret (Dugan) Sandberg; and sister, Marilyn Westoff, preceded Carl in death.
Carl's family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (EST) at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military rites will follow visitation at 12:45 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba by the Delta County Veteran's Council. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Carl W. Sandberg will follow military rites at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba with Rev. Rick Courier of the St. Thomas Church officiating. Luncheon will follow at the St. Thomas Church Parish Hall.
Carl will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Sandberg family with arrangements. Messages of condolence to Carl's family may be offered online at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.