Stephen Sandberg, age 47, of Moorhead, MN, and formerly of Ortonville, died Wednesday, June 13, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville with Minister Bev McNeill officiating. Burial will follow in the Clinton City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday for one hour prior to the time of service at the funeral home.
The urn bearer will be Todd Sandberg. Honorary bearers include the staff of MSOCS, Heartland Industries, and Laura Laub.
Stephen John Sandberg was born on June 23, 1969, in Ortonville, MN, to Richard and Gloria (Schnaser) Sandberg. He attended school through the eighth grade. For the past 16 years, Stephen resided in Moorhead at MSOCS group home and worked at Heartland Industries. The staff and job coaches treated him like family and meant the world to Stephen.
Stephen enjoyed fishing from the pontoon and driving around looking for deer, especially big bucks, with his dad. He loved music, especially Elton John, Alabama, and John Schneider. Stephen liked to watch the Dukes of Hazard and Spiderman, enjoyed family pictures, and could always be seen with a can of Coke. Most of all, Stephen enjoyed being around and joking with people.
Stephen is survived by his father, Richard Sandberg of Ortonville; brothers, Todd (Deb) Sandberg of Ortonville, MN, and Brian Sandberg of Clara City, MN; one niece; one nephew; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Sandberg.
Stephen’s family would like to give a big thank you to the MSOCS group home and Heartland Industries for making his home life and workplace meaningful to him.