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Adele L. Sandberg

ADELE L. SANDBERG VALPARAISO, IN
Adele L. Sandberg, 94, of Valparaiso passed away Friday, January 4, 2013. She was born August 9, 1918 in Chicago and attended Northwestern University majoring in journalism. Adele was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Dr. Charles "Sandy" Sandberg; and her sister, Jean Jach. Survivors include her sister, Violet P. Evans of Portage; daughters: Pam (Dennis) Delnagro of IL, Karen (Randy) Craig of AZ, and Charlann (Mike) Handlon of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Mike (Taryn) Handlon of IL, Matt (Carolina) Handlon of CT, and Tim (Mallory) Handlon of Fishers; and two great grandchildren: Avery and Ryan Handlon. Adele was a freelance writer receiving many awards and enjoyed creative writing. She co-authored a historic book, and was a former volunteer in hospitals as well as being a senior peer counselor. Adele and her husband were active in Rotary International, travelling to 29 International Rotary Conventions. They lived in Hong Kong for six weeks as volunteers administering medical services to the refugees from Vietnam through Rotary's HHH program. She continued her lifelong love of reading novels and biographies up to her last days. She exemplified her belief that "you are never too old to learn" by constantly enrolling in a wide variety of continuing education and lifestyle classes. Her positive spirit was a huge and precious inspiration to everyone. Visitation will be at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso at 12:00 noon Wednesday, January 9, 2013 followed by a service at 1:00 PM and internment to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice 2401 Valley Dr., Valparaiso 46383 or www.vnaportercounty.org. moellerfuneralhome.com


Published in The Times on Jan. 8, 2013
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