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July 31, 2013

Robert Helbling 'Bob' Sandy

Feb. 26, 1929 - July 18, 2013

Robert Helbling “Bob” Sandy, 84, Apple River, Ill., passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Elizabeth Nursing Home.

A committal service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, Warsaw, and military honors will be presented by the American Legion Post 49 of Warsaw. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded.

The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, Ill., is assisting the family.

He was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Kokomo, the son of Paul James and Bessie Mariann (Helbling) Sandy. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from Jan. 5, 1951, until his honorable discharge as a sergeant on Oct. 5, 1952. He was united in marriage to Jean Eash on Aug. 29, 1953. Bob graduated from Kokomo High School and went to International Business College in Fort Wayne. He spent his life in banking for 35 years at Lincoln National Bank, Fort Wayne, and later at Lake City Bank, Warsaw, until his retirement. He was a member of the Optimist Club in Warsaw for 30 years, served on the Warsaw Cemetery Board for 20 years and attended the Galena United Methodist Church. He was involved in playing basketball and volleyball throughout his life, and Bob especially loved to golf.

He is survived by his wife; three children, Jeffrey Mark (Amy) Sandy, Chattanooga, Tenn., Roberta Jeanne (Dennis) Shadle, Woodburn, and Jennifer Lynne (Gregory) Vandigo, Apple River, Ill.; two grandchildren, Benjamin James and Josephine Abigail Vandigo; two brothers, Paul J. (Wanda) Sandy, Kokomo, and Don Glen Sandy, Madiera Island, Portugal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Betty Catron, and a stepbrother, Lewis Wilson. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Elizabeth Nursing Home for their care and compassion and the Furlong Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com.

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