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Mark Rand Sandstrom

Mark Rand Sandstrom
Dec. 31,1954-Feb.8, 2013

He was born to Morris R. Sandstrom and Margaret G. Hogendyke on
December 31, 1954, in Glendale, California.

Mark met his wife, Pamela J. MacArthur, during Rainbow and DeMolay events and they were married September 4, 1976 in Hemet, California. He attended college in Eugene, Oregon and seminary at Disciples Seminary Foundation in Claremont, California. Was ordained into the Christian ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1985. After 18 years of marriage, Erik R. Sandstrom, was born September 1994. He belonged to many organizations including the Fraternity of Masons, Powerlifting, DeMolay, BSA, Ham radio, and Hemet Jeep Club.

Mark is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Sandstrom; son, Erik (whom he was extremely proud of), Sister, Judith Sparrow; Aunt, Lois Stewart; Uncle, Russell Sandstrom; many cousins; and numerous extended family were all represented at the service.

He loved gathering with family and friends, genealogy, listening to music with his son, fishing, hunting, cars, motorcycles, and reading.

Services were held at the Covina Christian Church, 240 S. Grand Ave., Covina, CA 91724 on Tuesday, Feb. 12th at 9:30 a.m. where there were well over 500 people in attendance. A gathering was then held at the West Covina Masonic Center, 1201 S. Orange Ave., West Covina, CA 91790 at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Wounded Warrior Project or to your in memory of Mark.

Published in Whittier Daily News on Feb. 22, 2013
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