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Richard "Dick" William Sanford, age 76, died April 24th, 2017. Dick was born was born on March 7th, 1941 in Princeton, MN to Bryon and Dorothy (Peterson) Sanford. Dick graduated from Princeton High School in 1959.

He worked in a variety of jobs throughout his life. Dick worked on the farm with his father, was a pin setter at Frank and Doris Elliot's bowling alley, worked at Honeywell, Archer Daniels-Midland, Federal Cartridge and Hoffman Engineering. Dick was united in marriage to Gwendolyn Elieff in 1961. They had two children, Kenneth and Heidi. He was later united in marriage to Judy Larson, 1974, and two children were born, Candace and Cassaundra.

Dick had a great love for his family and friends. He enjoyed going dancing, hunting, fishing, playing softball, snowmobiling, riding motorcycle, white water rafting, bowling, shooting pool, playing cards, throwing horse shoes, and anything he could do socially with friends and family. He enjoyed being in nature and took frequent trips to Montana, the Black Hills, Florida, and many other places.

Dick is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy; his children Kenneth (Kelli) Sanford, Heidi (Jeff) Edmonds, Candace (Scott Trudgeon - Fiance) Sanford, Cassaundra Sanford; grandchildren Mark (Anna Lewanski - Fiance ) Sanford, Nicholas Sanford, Joshua Edmonds, and JoAnne Edmonds. As well as many extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Byron, mother Dorothy, and brother Kenneth.

Visitation will be held at the Williams-Dingman funeral home in Princeton, MN on May 4th, 2017 from 2pm - 4pm, with service immediately following. Once the service has concluded, there will be a reception at Moonshine Bar & Grill in Princeton.


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Celebration of Life

Thursday

4

May

4:00 AM
Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes-Princeton

205 South Rum River Drive
Princeton, MN 55371

Visitation

Thursday

4

May

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes-Princeton

205 South Rum River Drive
Princeton, MN 55371

Luncheon

Thursday

4

May

5:00 PM
Moonshine Bar & Grill

2752 75th Ave
Princeton, MN 55371

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