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Harvey Benjamin Sanford, 86, of Cahokia, Ill., was born March 20, 1924, at Ancell, Mo., and died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Sanford was retired from General Motors-Fisher Body, St. Louis. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Cahokia, Ill., and UAW Local 25 of St. Louis. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Margaret Sanford, nee Scherer; a daughter, Margaret Ann Sanford; his parents, William and Nancy Mills Sanford; two brothers, Rufus and James Sanford; and three sisters, Grace Bodenstein, Immogene Hester, and Ruby Rudy.
Surviving are his two children, Harvey B. (Candy) Sanford, Jr. and Linda K. (Rick Niedringhaus) Sanford, both of Collinsville, Ill.; a brother, William (Maxine) Sanford of Scott City, Mo.; a sister, Norma Crites of Chaffee, Mo.; two grandchildren, Melissa (Matt) Guetterman and Andrew Sanford; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Mason Guetterman; a sister-in-law, Laura Mae Sanford of Scott City, Mo.; his dear friend, Paul Guetterman of Collinsville, Ill. He was a dear uncle, cousin, and friend. A special thanks to the crew at Classic K for the thoughtful and kind manner in which they treated Harvey.
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the American Heart Association.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, Ill. and from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel, Scott City, Mo. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Braun Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral procession to leave at 9:45 a.m., Monday, from Braun Colonial Funeral Home to Holy Family Catholic Church, Cahokia, Ill., for 10 a.m. Mass with Father Paul Wienhoff and Father John Patrick Day officiating. A prayer service will be held at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel with Father Oliver Clavin officiating. Burial with full military honors in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Scott City, Mo.