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Merwen Dean Sanford


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Merwen Dean Sanford Obituary
Merwen Dean Sanford, 87, of Palm Harbor, FL and formerly of Hillsdale passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. He was born July 29, 1926 in Hillsdale, the son of Lloyd and Alberta (Meyers) Sanford. Dean married Arlene (Wilson) Spratt on March 19, 1970 and she survives.

Mr. Sanford was employed at Allied Products Plant 3 in Hillsdale and Hudson Metal before moving to Florida in 1973. There he and his wife owned and operated laundromats in Holiday and Palm Harbor, FL. After retiring in 1986, he drove school bus for Pinellas County School System until 1991. He enjoyed working outdoors in the yard and cleaning his cars. He was loved dearly by his children and grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife, Arlene is one daughter, Pati McGee of Jackson; son Calvin (Judy) Sanford of Perry, MI; two step-daughters, Carol (Richard) Spalding of Hillsdale and Suzanne (Kenneth) Grimes of Pleasant Lake, MI; two step-sons, Thomas (Shirley) Spratt and John (Kenette) Spratt, both of Hillsdale; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard.

Funeral services for Dean Sanford will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Keith Porter officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 PM and Saturday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility Alzheimer's Unit (Snapdragon Valley) or to Hospice of Hillsdale County.

To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Feb. 4, 2014
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