We regret to inform you of the passing on May 24, 2015, in Jerseyville, Illinois, of David Clark Sanford, former Senior Sales Representative for Criswell Casket Company. He was 83.
Dave graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1951 with a degree in Mortuary Science, and completed an apprenticeship in Rochester, Minn., to be a licensed mortician and funeral director. In 1980, he joined Criswell Casket Company in St. Charles, Mo., and continued his sales career traveling throughout southern Illinois and eastern Missouri. He was honored by co-workers, business associates, and friends at a pre-retirement celebration hosted by Criswell Casket Company in 2011, but continued working on a part-time basis until his health declined.
Visitation and services were held at First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville. Graveside Military Rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492, with Rev. Larry Hayes, officiant. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, Blessing Hospice, Jersey Community Hospital Foundation, and First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville may be designated as memorials. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.
The CFSA officers, board of directors, and staff extend their sincerest condolences to the Sanford family.