Alan Gene Sandkamp, age 85, of Cottage Grove, died peacefully on March 8, 2019 surrounded by family.
Preceded in death by parents, Harry B. and Eleanor Sandkamp; brothers, Leo and W.J. Bernie; sisters, Marcia Ell, Helen Jansen, and Norma Koenigs. Survived by loving siblings, Elaine Simone, Virgil (Joan) Sandkamp, Carol Devereaux, Mary Jane (Michael) Pisano, JoAnn (Michael) Hinz, John (Pat) Sandkamp. Many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Alan was a lifelong employee and superintendent for J.L. Shiely Co., and enjoyed farming and woodworking. His projects started with cutting the tree down and seeing it through to the final creation. He was an “amusing” mentor to many nieces and nephews and quietly helped so many others, not wanting any recognition.
A special thank you to Allina Hospice and all of Alan’s caregivers.
Visitation 5-7 PM, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley Ave., St. Paul Park, MN, 55071. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM, with visitation beginning at 10 AM, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Church. Interment will follow at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Cemetery, St. Paul Park, MN.
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