BARBARA R. SANDBERG, AGE 81, OF KINGSFORD, PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY, MARCH
9th AT MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES
(Iron Mountain - March 11, 2018) - Barbara R. Sandberg, age 81, of
Kingsford, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at ManorCare Health Services,
following a long battle with leukemia.
Barbara was born on Feb. 27, 1937
in Hibbing, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Ernest and Hazel (Connor) Nigra.
Barbara graduated from Hibbing High School in 1955. She received her
Registered Nursing degree from Hamline University in St. Paul in 1958.
On Sept. 6, 1958, she married the love of her life, LeRoy Sandberg at Wesley
Methodist Church in Hibbing. The couple moved to this area in 1960.
was a nurse at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Villa, and
Hyland Nursing Home.
Barb was a very special lady that was loved by
everyone that knew her. She was a woman of strong faith and knew that God was in
complete control. She loved her church, Trinity United Methodist, and her church
family. Barb was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Most
importantly, Barbara loved her family with all her heart.
survived by her husband of 59 years LeRoy, her children Mark (Patty) Sandberg of
South Bend, IN, Kathy (Scott) Beaster of Kingsford, Patty Olson of Depere, and
Thomas “Beaver” (Jeni) Sandberg of Iron Mountain, nine grandchildren, 10 great
grandchildren, a sister Diane Jobin of California, an aunt Alta Nylund of
Washington, a special sister-in-law Anna Sandberg Trenberth of Hibbing, , and a
special cousin Betty Nigra Mattson of Duluth.
Funeral services will be
Sat. at 12 Noon at Trinity United Methodist Church. Visitation will follow the
service in the church hall. Rev. Geri Hamlen will officiate.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.
Condolences to the family of Barbara R. Sandberg may be expressed online at
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with