Larry Sandness

Woonsocket

Larry J. Sandness, 63, of Woonsocket, died in his home, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.
His funeral was Monday morning in Basham Funeral Home at Woonsocket with the Rev. Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell officiating. Burial was in St. Wilfrid Catholic Cemetery, Woonsocket.
Larry Joseph Sandness was born Sept. 25, 1949 at Mitchell to Elmer and Joyce (Heljeson) Sandness. He attended the Heljeson and Gettysburg grade school for four years and graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1967, where he was the student manager and homecoming king. He worked for the Runestad Brothers and in the 1970s went to work for Parker Implement.
He married Jennie Meyer in 1973. She died in 1977. He continued with Parker Implement until its closing in 1984. He worked for Lincoln Auto in Huron several years, then started work for the Sanborn County Highway Department as a county supervisor until 1993. He was a general handyman in Woonsocket and a Woonsocket volunteer fireman. He enjoyed baseball, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by a sister, Kay (Robert) Stange of Woonsocket; three brothers, Gary of Woonsocket, Mike of Letcher and Tim of Mitchell; many nieces and nephews and an aunt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one nephew.

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