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In Memory of

William Harold Sands

September 26, 1929 - April 26, 2014

Obituary


William H. "Bill" Sands of Hayward, WI, passed away peacefully on the morning of April 26, 2014, at the Water's Edge Nursing Home in Hayward. He was born September 26, 1929, in Eau Claire, WI, son of the late William C. Sands and Hilda J. (Tollefson) Sands. He grew up in Hayward and graduated from Hayward High School. Bill proudly served our country with the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

On December 22, 1958, he married Mary Louise Lent of Hayward and was blessed with three sons, six grandchildren, and one great...

William H. "Bill" Sands of Hayward, WI, passed away peacefully on the morning of April 26, 2014, at the Water's Edge Nursing Home in Hayward. He was born September 26, 1929, in Eau Claire, WI, son of the late William C. Sands and Hilda J. (Tollefson) Sands. He grew up in Hayward and graduated from Hayward High School. Bill proudly served our country with the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

On December 22, 1958, he married Mary Louise Lent of Hayward and was blessed with three sons, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Bill was a hard-working man and worked as a broadcast engineer for WCCO TV in Minneapolis for 37 years until his retirement in 1995. He and Mary lived and raised their family in Brooklyn Center, MN. After his retirement, he and Mary moved to Altoona, WI, and began construction of a year-round home to replace their old log cabin on Clear Lake in Hayward. Their dream was realized fully when they returned to Hayward to live full-time in 1999.

Bill was a kind, mild mannered man who loved his sons, their wives, and his grandchildren with all of his heart. Bill was a do-it-yourselfer who, with his engineer's mind, could fix practically anything and was willing to help anyone who would ask him. He loved photography, drawing, working with electronics, hi-fidelity stereo systems, and computers. Bill was truly a "techie" before his time. His loving spirit will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind.

He is sadly missed by his sons: Dr. Christopher (Diane) Sands, Waupaca, WI; Carl Sands, New Brighton, MN; Peter (Dori) Sands, Minnetonka, MN; his grandchildren: Gretchen (Charlie) Helman, Seattle, WA; Emma and Erik Sands, Waupaca, WI; Peter and Jacob Sands, New Brighton, MN; Lula Sands, Minnetonka, MN; and his great grandson William "Liam" Helman, Seattle, WA. He is also survived by his sister, Arliss Nichols, of Hayward, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and sisters Connie, Ruth, and Marvella.

A burial service will be held on Friday, May 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward with the Rev. James Bump officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's name may be made to the "Alzheimer's Association" via their Spooner office located at: 522 Service Rd., St.5, Spooner WI, 54801.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hayward, WI. www.andersonnathan.com