Glen Albert Sandoz

Glen Albert Sandoz

June 23, 1936 – July 25, 2020


Glen Albert Sandoz was born on June 23, 1936, at the home of his maternal grandparents in the country outside Verdon, NE.  He was the son of Albert and Ruth (Wuster) Sandoz.

Glen grew up on the family farm and met God out in the field at the age of six.  He attended Dawson High School, where he met the love of his life, Donna Jones.

Glen moved to Omaha and studied at the Commercial Extension Business School.  During that time, he began employment at Union Pacific Railroad and taught dance at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.  He worked at UP for over ten years, during which time he became an auditor of oil well production.  One notable event during that time was his involvement in breaking up a crime ring with the FBI!

Glen and Donna were married on June 29, 1957, at the United Methodist Church in Dawson, NE, after which she joined him in Omaha.  On March 30, 1960, Sherri was born.  His UP job took him to Orange County, CA, where the family of three lived for the following couple years.  They returned to Omaha, where he continued working at UP for a period of time before working at Baker’s Engraving.

Along with two others, he founded Copy Cat in the Omaha area.  He left Copy Cat and joined Aladdin Engraving before beginning his long tenure in sales at Barnhart Press.  Jack Barnhart was like a father figure to him.  Glen retired at the age of 65, and at the age of 70, he got his real estate license and began selling real estate with his daughter and Dick Gibb.

Glen’s passions were studying and teaching the Word of God, distributing Bibles through the Gideons, and assisting his wife in leading a home Bible study for years.  He also was deeply committed to discipleship and outreach through Lutheran Church of the Master, mission trips, foster care (Janet Heppner-Jones and LaDonna Snell), prison ministries, and food gathering and distribution to the needy. He was an imperfect but forgiven child of God.

Glen suffered from heart disease for years, dementia late in his life, and a debilitating stroke in 2017.  His loving wife, with the help of other excellent caregivers, cared for him until the time of his death.  He went home to join his parents and baby sister (Alice Kay Koba of New York) on July 25, 2020.

Glen is survived by his wife, Donna; his daughter, Sherri Tyler and son-in-law Kip Tyler of Omaha; his grandchildren: Hollie and Micah Schmiedeskamp of Denver, CO, Sean and Katie Tyler of rural Ames, NE, Ian and Tara Tyler of Omaha, Jasmine Tyler and fiancé Steven Tyson, and Mercedes Tyler, all of Omaha.  He was blessed with five great-grandchildren: Almah, Nellie, Elias, Oliver, and Zella.  Through their love, Glen and Donna saw as sons, Chuck (Erminia) Peck of Omaha, Irv (Lisa) Simmons of Texas, and Gounri (Wendy) Ourdraogo of Omaha and as a daughter, Jan (Chris) Callies Foster and all their children as grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Alta Breunsbach and her husband Dan of Michigan, and five nieces and nephews.

This man of God will be greatly missed.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Friday, July 31st from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Saturday, August 1st at 10am at Lutheran Church of the Master-East Campus, 2617 S. 114th St.  INTERMENT: Saturday, 3pm at Heim Cemetery in Dawson, NE.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Lutheran Church of the Master or Gideon’s International.

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  • Amy McFarland Posted July 26, 2020 3:42 pm

    Pastor & Mrs. Tyler & family, I never had the pleasure of meeting Glen, but still have the Lenten devotional he made on my nightstand. I know he is with Jesus, but understand you will miss him hear on Earth. Obviously, he left quite the legacy & had an impact on many. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.

  • Thomas Hudson Posted July 26, 2020 5:48 pm

    My prayers are with you and your family in this time of need..

  • Mike and Cindy elwood Posted July 26, 2020 8:33 pm

    So sorry for you loss. Prayers for your families.

  • Robert E Barnhart Posted July 26, 2020 9:56 pm

    It is with much sorrow that I heard about Glen’s passing. He was a great friend to my Father and I looked up to him enormously. This man touched many lives for the better and he showed me how important it is to enjoy what you do no matter what you are doing.

    Truly a shining star!! God gifted us greatly with you, and you will be missed Mr Glen!!

  • Stan Hinzmann Posted July 27, 2020 8:25 am

    Sorry for your loss prayers are with your family

  • Celeste Hinzmann Posted July 27, 2020 8:28 am

    Dear Sherri and Kip, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers, for comfort and peace, are being sent up for you and your family.

  • Joy & Nolan Kusler Posted July 27, 2020 8:30 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Chris and Diane Heyne Posted July 27, 2020 8:47 am

    Sending much love and prayers to you Donna and your family during this difficult time. Glen was a wonderful man and I loved how he always supported your passion of piano as well. Glen will be missed.

  • Melinda, Bruce, Sarah (Ward) and Michael Classen Posted July 27, 2020 7:33 pm

    Donna, Sherri, Kip, and family,
    Our prayers and condolences are with you. Glen was such a gentleman and strong ambassador for Christ. We remember fondly when he played the part of Bartimaeus in skits while on the Mexico Mission- it was a lively rendition!. His participation in the Mexico Mission spoke volumes to the villagers and to our team. He clearly showed that Mission work was not just for teens. His striking, handsome features and gentle, warm demeanor endeared him to all he interacted with. We are honored to have seen him in that setting as well as in church, worshiping. May God keep the happy memories in the forefront and soften the sadder memories. We hope you always remember-God blessed you richly with him as your husband, father, and grandfather– but God also blessed Glen richly with you as his family. We will be praying for you.

  • Connie Yates Posted July 28, 2020 10:40 am

    No greater friend than Glen Sandoz.

  • Kay David Posted July 28, 2020 11:37 pm

    Glen was the kindest man and had a huge heart. I was very fortunate to work with him and call him friend. Donna, sending you and your family love and light and wishing you peace.

  • Gayle Potter Posted July 30, 2020 9:10 am

    Glen was an inspiration to all of us. His devotion in helping others find Christ was wonderful. He will be missed by many. May he rest in peace.

  • Fred Wolski Posted July 31, 2020 1:47 pm

    So sorry that we all have lost Glen. I was lucky enough to work with Glen for over 20 years. Glen taught me everything I know about sales, life And being a good person. Glen gave more than he received everyday in every thing he did. Honesty Integrity and Love for God and Family with a smile on his face at all times. Thank You Glen for Everything

  • Fred Wolski Posted July 31, 2020 2:14 pm

    Sorry to see a great man pass away, Glen taught me everything about printing and sales (and so much about life and being happy) and I am forever grateful. Glen loved every day and always gave back more than anybody else I have ever met. He loved his family more than anything else in the world. Thank you Glen for every day and every hour you spent teaching me and thank you Donna for taking care of him and making Glen happy.

  • Bob Bruhn Posted July 31, 2020 3:19 pm

    Sherri I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  • John and Christi Emery Posted August 1, 2020 9:35 am

    We were very sorry to hear about Glen’s passing. Our prayers go out to the family. John Emery.

  • James Reitz Posted August 1, 2020 10:58 am

    So sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. My sympathy to the family. I worked with Glen for many years at Barnhart Press. It was a great pleasure to work with him.

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