|Remembering Esther Sanford|
Esther Amanda Sanford, retired baker, Dining Services, died Jan. 14 in Valparaiso, Ind. She was 98.
Sanford, the daughter of Ludwig and Amanda (Zempel) Nickel, was born Nov. 19, 1908 in Pequot Lakes, Minn. She married Kenneth Elias Sanford on June 26, 1928 in Waukegan, Ill., who preceded her in death in 1962. She had been a baker with UND Dining Services and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Forks Senior Center, and the Senior Center Sunshine Band. She moved to Valparaiso in August 2006 to be closer to her family.
Survivors include three children: Verne (Marie) Sanford of Valparaiso, Ind.; Delores (Rev. Arlan) Brandt of Safety Harbor, Fla.; and Carol (Lynn) Walker of Havre, Mont. She was a grandmother of 13, great grandmother of 30 and great-great grandmother of four.
Sanford was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Jan. 19 in Valparaiso. A memorial service was held April 14 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Forks.