Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
and Mausoleum

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Verne R. Sanford, 86, formerly of Valparaiso passed away Sunday, January 23 in Goshen, IN. He was born September 4, 1935 in Waukegan, Il to Kenneth & Esther (Nickel) Sanford.  On August 17, 1958 he married Marie L. Dey who survives along with their children, Colleen (Donald) Prough of Goshen IN, Keith (Ellen) Sanford of Arizona, Paul (Carole) Sanford of North Carolina, Linda (Jerry) Mader of Michigan & Amy (Robert) Pendowski of Wisconsin, sisters, Delores Brandt of Illinois & Carol Walker of Montana, sister-in-law Sally Dey of Minnesota and numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren.  Children held a special place in Verne’s heart, and he loved encouraging their learning.
Verne attained the education level of PhD and served as a Professor of Mathematics at Valparaiso University for 27 years. He volunteered with Boy Scouts, Valparaiso Low Vision Support Group, Valparaiso Exchange Club and other organizations.  Summers found him running the Dunes Campstore and Dairy Isle along with his children while wife Marie kept them all fed.  Hobbies included singing, reading, woodworking, fundraising and advocating for handicap accessibility.  He was a long-time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
A visitation will be held Saturday from 12:30 – 2 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Valparaiso with funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm.  Memorial donations may be made to Foundation Fighting Blindness or an organization of the donor’s choice.

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