Subscribe | E-Editions | Free E-editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

home : obituaries : obituaries
August 14, 2022

5/13/2022 5:29:00 AM
Joel Sandberg Sr.

Joel Sandberg Sr., age 79, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2022. He was born on Jan. 27, 1943, in Rhinelander, to Francis and Audrey (Bellile) Sandberg.

Joel attended Rhinelander High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960, and served during the Bay of Pigs invasion as an engineer on the destroyer USS Rich. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Rhinelander, and attended Nicolet College earning a degree in art. Joel was employed at Marplex, where he served as their first union president. He then worked at Rhinelander Paper Company until his retirement in 1998.

Joel married Cheryl Wiedeman in 1968, and they celebrated 54 wonderful years together. They enjoyed many trips out West and time spent at their summer home in Algoma. He loved to take back roads all over the state where he'd find the best aged cheddar and sausage sticks. He truly was one of the first back road pickers. He was a wheeler and dealer who collected everything from trinkets to cars.

Joel is survived by his wife, Cheryl; sons, Joel Sandberg Jr. (Theresa Nordquist) and Chadd Sandberg; grandchildren, Grace Nordquist and Cami Sandberg; brothers, Dennis "Sandy" Sandberg and Kim (Ramona) Sandberg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Terry Sandberg; brothers, Gary "Butch" Sandberg and Larry "Rowdy" Sandberg; and grandson, Jonathan Ottman.

Visitation for Joel will be at the Carlson Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with a service to follow. Interment will be at Northland Memorial Park following the service. You may leave your private condolences for the Sandberg family at

The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is assisting the family.

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search
search sponsored by

Subscription Login

Order photo reprints

Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions

The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2022 1up!

Software © 1998-2022 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved