Robert died peacefully at his sister’s home due to complications with COPD.
Bob was born in Flint, MI and lived in several states throughout his life, with Menasha, WI being his final stop. Bob was a Navy Veteran and master chef for several restaurants along the East Coast for many years.
He is survived by 3 brothers; Gene (Sally) Sanford of TN, Dale (Bonnie) Sanford of FL, Donnie Sanford of FL, 2 sisters; Irma (James) Strebe of WI, Beth Hensley of AR, 3 daughters; Lisa (Ray) Schmid of WI, Carla (Brad) Hegge of WI, Kim (Jana Vander Loop) Thompson of WI, former wife Donna Sanford (mother to Lisa and Carla), 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Forrest and Agnes Sanford, sister Barbara Lane, brother David Sanford, Sue Thompson (mother to Kim) and life partner for the past 34 years Maryann Ward.
The family would like to thank ThedaCare Hospice for their dedication and support through their end of life care they provided Bob with.
Per Bob’s request, there will be no service.