Mary E. Sandstrom

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died September 2, 2017

Mary E. Sandstrom, 92, of the Gateway Garden Assisted Living Center in Bethlehem, GA (formerly of Gladstone) passed away Saturday morning September 2, 2017 at the Gateway Garden Assisted Living Center.

Mary was born December 11, 1924 in Gladstone, MI the daughter of Antoine and Virginia (Willette) Roberts. Mary was raised in Gladstone where she was a 1943 graduate of Gladstone High School. Following graduation, Mary worked for the U.S. Government in Chicago during WW II.

Mary was united in marriage to Robert Sandstrom on November 23, 1946 in Chicago. They resided in Minnesota, Manistee, MI, South Haven, MI and later in Gladstone when Robert was reassigned to the Gladstone State Police Post. Mary held various office positions with her last job being at the Unemployment Office in Escanaba. In 2008 she moved to Georgia to be closer to her daughter.

Mary was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone. Her hobbies included reading, having coffee and tea with friends and shopping. She especially loved little dogs.

Survivors include:

Daughter: Sharon (Robert) Turner of Monroe, GA

Granddaughter: Tara Gray of Monroe, GA

Grandchildren: Zoe, Leland and Brielle Gray

Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive

In addition to her parents, her husband Robert in 2005, brother, Richard Roberts and sister, Bernice Lundin preceded Mary in death.

Mary’s family will receive friends on Thursday September 7, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5:30 pm at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone with Rev. Fr. Brian Gerber officiating. Luncheon will follow in the All Saints Church Parish Hall. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone. Mary’s family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Gateway Gardens Assisted Living Center and Hospice for their care.

6 Tributes for “Mary E. Sandstrom

    I can still see and hear Aunt Mary’s sweet infectious laugh and mischievous grin. Many fond memories while visiting Aunt Mary & Uncle Bob; blueberry picking, watching raccoons, listening to stories, and a lot of laughter.

    Sharon and family,
    I came to know Mary as a home care aide for your father. She was a treasure! Always had to have tea and cookies with her and your dad. I thought of them often as I’d drive up the bluff.
    I’m sorry for your loss.
    Thoughts and prayers, Colleen

    Sharon, our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mom. It’s been many years since I’ve seen you but you were one of the nicest classmates. Hope you had a good life. Wishing you and your family all the best always!

    Dear Sharon,

    We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Jerilynn

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