Henry P. “Hank” Sandstrom


Henry P. “Hank” Sandstrom passed away on March 15, 2013, at the age of 85.

He was born February 22, 1928, to Bernt and Elizabeth Sandstrom in Hoquiam, Washington.

Hank graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and subsequently worked for 5 years at Diamond Match and 30 years for Simpson Timber Company.

He was a member of the Gig Harbor Rotary, the Tacoma Elks Club and the United Methodist Church of Gig Harbor.

Hank is survived by his wife of 65 years, Catherine Lucille Sandstrom along with daughters Cathy, Janis, Sandy and Lisa. Also surviving are grandchildren, Devin and Tynan Smith and sons-in-law, Scott Smith and Jeff Buchele.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the United Methodist Church of Gig Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Gig Harbor or Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.