Obituary: William “Bill” Sandstrom

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (March 24, 2017) – Retired Covenant pastor and chaplain William “Bill” Sandstrom, 89, died Wednesday, March 22.

He was born January 10, 1928, in Chicago. He earned an associate’s degree from North Park College, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and an MDiv from North Park Seminary.

Bill married Laura Lou Johnson on September 1, 1950.

He served First Covenant Church of South Chicago; First Covenant Church of Sioux City, Iowa; First Covenant Church in Rockford, Illinois; Ravenswood Covenant Church in Chicago; and Elim Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served as chaplain at Covenant Village of Florida in Plantation, Florida, and Colonial Acres in Golden Valley, Minnesota; and as director of high school ministry for the denomination between 1963 and 1967.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Kari French; a son, Peter Sandstrom; and a granddaughter.

Private interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. A public memorial service is pending. Memorials may be sent to Covenant World Relief, 8303 W. Higgins, Chicago, Illinois 60631.

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  1. Blessings for the life and of Bill Sandstrom who helped give shape to the youth ministry of the
    denomination. Grace and peace to Laura Lou and the family.

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