Orlando ‘Orlie’ Sandvig

Orlando Sandvig

Orlando Sandvig

Orlando “Orlie” C. Sandvig passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.

Orlie Sandvig was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Grafton, son of the late Olvin and Clara (Monson) Sandvig. He grew up and attended country school near Grafton. Following his education he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Harris on Sept. 27, 1951, in Crookston, Minnesota. He served in the U..S Army during the Korean Conflict in the armored division, achieving the rank of corporal. He returned to Grafton where he worked at the Grafton Post Office for many years. After his retirement, Orlie and Shirley moved to Chandler, Arizona, where they purchased a beautiful home. The couple later returned to Grafton and Shirley passed away on Sept. 10, 2011. Orlie moved to Lutheran Sunset Home in August of 2019.

He was a member of Grafton Lutheran Church, Grafton VFW and Grafton American Legion. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved taking care of his yard, trimming his hedges, mowing and making lefse during the holidays.



Orlie is survived by his children: Greg Sandvig (Phyllis Hoeper), Grand Forks, Lori (Brad) Arin, Grafton, and Cheryl Schrank, Grafton; grandchildren: Jessica ( Justin) Sivertson, Grand Forks, Nicholas (Nici) Burns, Grafton, Alexis (Lewis) Plutowski , Monterey, California/New London, Connecticut, Christopher (Cindy) Sandvig, Waukee, Iowa, Kyle Sandvig, and Randi (Ben) McCausland, Hoople; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Zachery, Gunner, Olivia, Mila, Jake, Holden and Henry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; his sisters and brothers. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Private family services will be held.

Interment will be at Grafton City Cemetery in the spring.

An online guestbook is available at www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com.

Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of arrangements.

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