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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