Thursday, January 30, 2014

Frederick Earl Sanstrom, Jr.

Frederick Earl Sanstrom Jr., Beloved Husband, Father, and Friend passed away on January 29, 2014.  He was born in Miami, Florida on May 22, 1952. 
His memory will always be treasured by his wife Marian of 24 years, and sons Jason, Casey and Cody and by all loved ones.  A memorial service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Apopka Vineland Rd., 32819 on Saturday, February 1st, at 6:30 pm.

My Darling Husband
There are no words that will fill this void in my heart.  The last 24 years we spent together were the best years of my life.  You were the best husband, Father, and best friend anyone could ever wish for.  Your days were shortened but our memories will be everlasting.  I love you with all my heart and will never stop loving you.  I will always remember your words..."life's too short to dance with ugly women".   Miss you more.
To Our Beloved Father
Dad we love you very much and will forever keep you in our hearts.  You raised each of us into great men just like you were.  We will always remember all that you taught us, fishing, hunting, and how to enjoy life.  You were the greatest role model any three sons could ever ask for.  We love you forever and you will never be forgotten.
-Jason, Casey, & Cody

Our Father Kept A Garden - Unknown

Our Father kept a garden.
A garden of the heart;
He planted all the good things,
That gave our lives their start.
He turned us to the sunshine,
And encouraged us to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rain came,
He protected us enough;
But not too much because he knew
We would stand up strong and tough.
His constant good example,
Always taught us right from wrong;
Markers for our pathway that will last
a lifetime long.
We are our Fathers garden,
We are his legacy.
Thank you Dad we love you


Julia Frazier said...

I always think of Fred sitting up at the kitchen bar, giving us bear hugs to welcome Tom and I into their warm, lovely home. Certainly we'll always feel connected through his love of music and our many shared friendships. We are so thankful to have known him. Our hearts go out to Marian and the boys, with love and prayers, Julia and Tom Lee

Anonymous said...

My family and I would like to send our condolences to Mr. Sanstrom's family. We have found comfort in the following scripture, (John 5:28, 29) that says . . . "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." We hope you find comfort in these words.

mike c said...

Sorry to hear about Fred. your friend, mike c

David and Carole Davenport ( friends of Steve and Sherry Byrne from England )' said...

Dear Marion, Jason, Casey and Cody

We are so so sorry to hear of Fred's sudden death.
Although we only met Fred and his family a few times, we will remember Fred as a gregarious, generous funny man, who welcomed us into his family home and treated us like film stars.
We felt at home and truly enjoyed the real American hospitality, we know Fred will be sourly missed.
We are thinking of you all at this sad time.

God bless..xx

David and Carole

David and Carole said...

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Stacy and Vince Robinson said...

Dear Fred,
GOD will link the broken chain,
As one by one we'll meet again,
In our hearts you'll always stay,
Loved and remembered every day.

Mattie Jones said...

I am sorry for the passing of your loved one; please accept my sincere sympathy. While you are
grieving your loss, I hope you can find some comfort in Jesus’ promise of the resurrection(Acts
24:15) when those who have fallen asleep in death, will be raised up and restored back to life, with
the hope of eternal life, on the renewed Paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43. Until that blessed promise is fulfilled and you are reunited with your loved one again, may Jehovah God grant you peace and comfort now, during this time of sorrow.-Matthew 5:4.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about Fred. Although it's been many years, I still have very fond memories of him. He was a very sweet person with a great spirit. My sincerest condolences to you and the boys.
Michele Wilmot (Kendal's mom)

Carolyn Chaparro said...

I would like to send my condolences to Mrs. Sanstrom & Sons. I had the pleasure to have met him and work with him. He will be missed very much. I know it is not easy to lose a loved one and I will not tell you it will be easy I can truly say I know since we lost my father 7yrs ago and it still hurts very much. I will be praying for your family. God bless you all.

Sharon Johnson said...

In every culture, grieving families appreciate receiving comfort. The Creator of life also gives comfort to such mourning ones. The Christian apostle Paul stated in the Bible, that God “who comforts us in all our trials, so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial.” (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4) True, divine help does not eliminate the pain but it can make it easier to bear. The Bible teaches that all those in the memorial tombs will be resurrected. Please read John 5:28, 29 in your Bible for comfort and hope.