On 16 Jan. 2002, Oscar Kenneth Sandberg left us to return to his Heavenly Father.
Ken was born 28 Jan. 1917 in Salt Lake City, UT of goodly par-ents, Oscar K. and Esther Cornell Sandberg. He was the 4th child in the family of three girls and three boys. His childhood was filled with happy memories, as was each season of his life for himself and all around him. He graduated from West High School and attended the University of Utah and LDS Business College before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC's) for a year. He served in the Army Ninth Armored Division in Europe during World War II. Ken worked as a postal transport clerk and a rural mail carrier. He enjoyed working with his hands, especially in carpentry, building his own home, and sharing his skills generously helping friends and family members. He married Maurine Johansen 26 May, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away 8 Feb, 1976. He married Gayle Cox 21 Dec, 1983 in the Ogden LDS Temple. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ken's whole life was dedicated to serving his family, the Lord, his friends, and members of the community. He was a devoted scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America for many years, and influenced the lives of numerous young men. He received the Silver Beaver Award for this work, which he loved. He served as a counselor in a bishopric, as a high councilor, as a bishop, and as a temple ordinance worker. He served three missions to Sweden and one to Texas. He touched the lives of those who were blessed to know him. His influence and example will live on forever through those he came in contact with.
We know he rejoices, so we rejoice with him in the release from a body that would no longer enable him to do as he desired, and in the reunion with those loved ones who preceded him in death - his parents; beloved wife, Maurine, and sisters, Lynn, Louise. He is survived by his wife, Gayle; one sister, Marian Schindler; two brothers, Elmer L. (Patty) Sandberg, Harley T. (Evalyn) Sandberg; five children, Cheri (Richard) Adams, Craig Sandberg, Chris (Ron) Allred, Carlisle (Philip) Carroll, Corey (Robyn) Sandberg; five step-children, Robert (Darla) Cox, Deborah Cox, Tim (Beth) Cox, Annette (Gary) Piaget, David (Lindy) Cox; 28 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be Mon, 21 Jan, 2002, 11a.m., Ogden Orchard Park 1st Ward chapel, 3270 Orchard Ave. Friends may meet the family 6-8 p.m. Sun, Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th St, or 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the LDS Chapel.
The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the many doctors, nurses and hospital staff of the Brigham City Community and Ogden McKay-Dee Hospitals, who gave him the best of care this past difficult year. Interment, Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park.