William Sandholm


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Posted Online: Nov. 22, 2012, 10:57 pm
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William E. Sandholm, 89, of Coal Valley, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Elim Covenant Church, 5201 18th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Rock Island County Animal Care and Control.
William was born on Oct. 14, 1923, in Metropolis, the son of Gunnard Edward and Alma Mae Hogue Sandholm. He married Janette M. Kipping on Sept. 6, 1947, in Moline.
William worked as an insurance agent for Prudential and was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. He enjoyed photography, music and dabbling in the stock market. William loved his family and dogs.
Survivors include his wife, Janette Sandholm, Coal Valley; daughter, Stephanie (George) Laermans, Port Byron; sons, Steve Sandholm, Dixon, Ill., David (Shelly) Sandholm, Moline, Brian (Liz) Sandholm, Coal Valley, Scott (Tracy) Sandholm, East Moline; several grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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