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Robert "Bob" Sandager

Saturday, July 28, 2012
11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 North Main Street
Columbia City, IN 46725

Saturday, July 28, 2012
12:00 PM
Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 North Main Street
Columbia City, IN 46725

Robert A. "Bob" Sandager, 73, of Goose Lake, died at 11:14 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012 in the emergency room of Parkview Whitley Hospital. He had been in failing health.

He was born September 25, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minnesota a son of Jerome Walter and Ethel Edna (Hodgman) Sandager. His formative years were spent in the Minneapolis area where he graduated from high school.

At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Alaska and two tours in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1969.

He began working for Tropicana Orange Juice Factory in Bradenton, Florida in 1969, retiring in 1986.

On May 8, 2008 he married Melissa K. Craig. They have always made their home at Goose Lake.

A disabled veteran, he was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and a member of American Legion Post #98. He was an avid Bingo player.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Melissa; two children, Robin (Wendy) Sandager of Columbia City and Candy (Jerry) Price of South Carolina; a step daughter, Crystal (Lynn) Pressler of Columbia City; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; six brothers, Jerome Jr., Norman, Jack, Mike, Steve and Bill, all of Minnesota; two sisters, Linda and Janet, both of Minnesota; his father-in-law, Bennie Craig of Columbia City; and grandmother-in-law, Helen L. Schneider of Columbia City.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donny Sandager; a brother, Jimmy; and a sister, Carol.

A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, July 28th at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with the receiving of friends after 11 a.m.

Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health & Hospice.


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