Clifford Arthur Sanbeck, 97, of Aitkin, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2019 in Hallett Cottages, Crosby. He was born July 6, 1922 in Crosby to Arthur and Anna (Midthun) Sanbeck. Clifford graduated from Crosby High School in 1940. Clifford is a Veteran of The United States Navy who served on the USS Pierce at Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Okinawa, Saipan, Philippines Sea, Guam and Leyte. He received the Navy Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.
Clifford was united in marriage to Harriet Elizabeth Swanson on June 15, 1957 in Aitkin. Clifford was a miner at the Cuyuna Range as well as Mesabi Range. He also worked at Aitkin County Road and Bridge Highway Department. Clifford was a member of Aitkin American Legion Post #86, Aitkin V.F.W. Post #1727 and Bethesda Lutheran Church of Rossburg. He enjoyed baseball, tapping maple trees for syrup and especially spending time with his family.
Clifford is preceded in death by his parents; wife, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Clifford is survived by his children, Art (Debbie) Sanbeck of Mora, Tom (Sheri) Sanbeck of Aitkin and Jean (Paul) Olson of Aitkin; grandchildren, Chris (Kaija) Hasskamp, Nick (Aslyn) Hasskamp, Kristin (Mick) Lundstrum, Sarah (Alex) Venning, Erik (Erika) Sanbeck, David Sanbeck, Corrine Sanbeck, Alec Sanbeck, and Anna Sanbeck; great grandchildren, Ilo and Evelyn Hasskamp, Evan and Zach Lundstrum and Ella Venning; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be Wednesday, November 27 at 11 AM in First Lutheran Church, Aitkin. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, from 5-7 PM in Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin and will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Military Honors will be provided by Aitkin American Legion Post #86 and Aitkin V.F.W. Post #1727. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Bethlehem Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 36696 320th Street, Aitkin, MN 56431. To sign the guestbook online, go to: www.srtfuneral.com. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Aitkin.
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