(April 28, 1921 - June 2, 2005)
WAUNETA -- Jack William Sandman, 84, died Thursday (June 2, 2005), at the Chase County Community Hospital.
He was born April 28, 1921, at Beatrice to Ralph and Gertrude (Richards) Sandman. The family resided in Harbine until moving to Wauneta in 1934. He graduated from Wauneta Rural High School in 1939.
He worked for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Burbank, Calif., during the war years. After he moved back to Wauneta, he began farming.
He married Verna Maxine Brown on Jan. 18, 1948. To this union, five children were born. They farmed south of Wauneta until moving off of the family farm in 1983. They moved to Wauneta in 1991.
He served on the Wauneta School Board, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Odd Fellows, the National Farmers Organization and National Organization for Raw Materials.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Clarence, Ralph Jr., Richard, and Gary; and sisters Leah Wicke, Bernice Yandle, and Irma Neverve.
Survivors include his wife, Verna; two sons, Bill Sandman and wife, Deb of Kearney and Greg Sandman and wife, Sandy of Curtis; three daughters, Jackie and husband, Terry Dewey of Grand Island, Janice and husband, Doug Allen of North Platte, Vicki and husband, Gary Grimes of Wauneta; two brothers, Virgil Sandman and wife Eddie of Wauneta, and Charlie Sandman of Benkelman; three brothers-in-law, Bill Neverve of Kansas City, Mo., Wilbur Brown of Elm Creek, and Wayne Brown of Lexington; two sisters-in-law, Ona Sandman of Cambridge and Bonnie Sandman of Salem, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were today at the United Methodist Church in Wauneta with the Rev. Judy Dye officiating. Inurnment was at the Riverside Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was in charge of arrangements.