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Eugene Homer Sandvig

September 7, 1930 - February 20, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Eugene Homer Sandvig

Eugene Homer Sandvig

Born: September 7, 1930
Died: February 20, 2022
Age: 91

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     Eugene Homer Sandvig, the son of George and Rose (Johnson) Sandvig, was born on September 7, 1930 in Rolfe, Iowa. He attended country school in Rolfe and then the family moved into Laurens, Iowa where he finished his schooling.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian Church in Rolfe. Gene entered the military on January 24, 1952, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on May 26, 1955. 

     He married Beverly Petersen on October 1, 1955, in Jackson, MN. They made their home in Marathon, Iowa where they raised their family. He worked for the City of Marathon in the maintenance department and worked part-time as a night watchman for the city. He then became self-employed as an electrician for several years before owning and operating Gene & Sons DX Station. Farmers Coop Association purchased the station and Gene worked there until his retirement.

     In his retirement he worked at the Clay County Fairgrounds. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing boating, camping, going to car races and watching the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Cowboys.  He was always a big help in the kitchen with baking and cooking. He just liked to stay busy. He was especially proud of the fact that he and Beverly constructed their home in Marathon in 1984. But most of all he loved attending his grandchildren’s activities. 

     Eugene passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, IA, at the age of 91. He was preceded in death by his, parents; his wife Beverly in 2021; his great-grandson Luke Aronson; his siblings: Evelyn Sandvig, Charlene Sanden, Rosemary Dershem, Raymond Sandvig, Robert Sandvig, Dorothy Pellant and Kenneth Sandvig.

    Left to cherish his memory are his children: Rick (Sally) Sandvig of Spencer, IA, Pat MacGregor (Jeff) of Spencer, IA, Connie Aronson (Larry) of Hudson, IA and Randy (Cathy) of Rowlett, TX; 14 grandchildren: Bobby (Brandy) Sandvig, Mike Sandvig, Sarah (Bryan) Larson, Amy (Aaron) MacGregor, Tracie (Joe) Call, Jodi MacGregor, Andy (Lindsey) Aronson, Brian (Tiffany) Aronson, Kyle (Becca) Aronson, Bradley Aronson, Abby Sandvig, Maddie Sandvig and Brenner Sandvig; 13 great-grandchildren: Brysen Sandvig, Easton Larson, Isaiah Gallegos, Ali Call, Camdyn, Brant, and Halle Aronson, Brooke, Maya, and Cara Aronson, Berkley, Callahan and Wells Aronson; sisters-in-law Dorothy Sandvig and Ellen Sandvig; brothers-in-law Dwaine Petersen and Keith Struss, sister-in-law Janet Struss and other relatives and friends.

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Funeral Services will be 1:30 P.M., Friday, February 25, 2022 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion - Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159.
Lonnie Meister
Robert Sandvig
Mike Sandvig
Andy Aronson
Brian Aronson
Kyle Aronson
Brad Aronson
Brenner Sandvig

Honorary Bearers
Amy MacGregor
Tracie Call
Jodi MacGregor
Abby Sandvig
Maddie Sandvig
Sarah Larson
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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"It Is Well With My Soul"
"On Eagle's Wings"
Poland Township Cemetery
Marathon, Iowa


Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 3:50 PM
“May the family find comfort in knowing that there is a chance of seeing your dear love one again. May God give you the strength to endure.”
- Jones
Friday, February 25, 2022 at 8:02 AM
“Rick,Sally and family you have our deepest sympathies and are in our prayers. Love Mike and Margaret ”
- Mike and Margaret Jellings
Friday, February 25, 2022 at 8:02 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to the Sandvig families. Your dad was a great man. Losing our parents are one of the hardest things in our chapter of life. May cherished memories warm your heart, mind and soul . Hugs to you all. ”
- Brenda Simpson Pomeroy
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 2:20 PM
“Sally & Rick, I am so sorry. The loss of a parent always leaves such a big hole in your life. I pray God will wrap His arms around you, dry your tears and comfort you and in His time, bring you peace. ”
- Dolores Gruchow Hatfield
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 8:54 AM
“Rick, Pat, Connie, Randy and families: Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May the love and support of family and friends help you in your time of sorrow.”
- Marilyn Johnson, Marathon
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:18 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.”
- Mike and Cindy Carpenter
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:40 AM
“You guys are in our hearts and prayers. May God comfort and keep all of you. We love yous guys MUCH. ”
- Ralph (Tack) and Kay Anderson
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 11:53 AM
“ Thoughts and prayers are with you. I've enjoyed getting to know the family so much. ”
- Pat Campbell
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:49 AM
“Gene was a sweet … always pleasant man… I enjoyed him at river view xo … so sorry for your families loss”
- Cher lindahl
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:29 AM
“So sorry for your loss. God bless.”
- Mel and Margaret Molitor
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:29 AM
“Rick, Pat,Connie, and Randy, and families, we are soo sorry for your great loss. So hard to lose our parents. Rest In Peace uncle Gene, your all together now, tell dad we sure do miss him. ”
- Dan and Jeanne Mcentee
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:29 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Stewart and Lynn David
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