Wilfred V. Sandahl

Wilfred V. Sandahl
Mr. Wilfrred V. Sandahl of Allegan passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2007 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Sandahl was born August 13, 1919 in WatsonTownship, the son of Andrew and Selma (Anderson) Sandahl. He loved the out-of-doors, deer hunting, bass fishing, watching football, basketball and baseball. He was a radio operator in the Navy during WWII, stationed in Alaska searching for enemy submarines. Wilfred went through Electral Journeymen’s School in Muskegon. He helped build and maintain the nuclear power plant at Palisades and was the electrical foreman, and he was an electrician for IBEW Union 131, where he got the nickname “Sandy”. On October 5, 1947 in Grand Rapids, he married the former Marian Dunfield who survives. Also surviving are 6 children; Jim (Gail) Sandahl of Allegan, Sue (Richard) Andrews of WinterHaven, FL, Charles (Trinka) Sandahl of Houston, TX, Joe Sandahl, Ed Sandahl, both of Allegan, Rich Sandahl of Grand Rapids; 8 grandchildren, Kathy, James, Todd, Julie, Sarah, Christopher, Justin and Shawn; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Hildred Sandahl of Plainwell. He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, Walter, Lawrence and Elmer. Friends may meet with the family Monday from 10:00 AM until the service time of 11:00 AM at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego, MI with Pastor Rodney Hill officiating. Military graveside services will he conducted by VFW Post #3030 at Sheep of Good Shepherd Lutheran Cemetery, Watson Twp.
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