Carl's Story

STOCKHOLM - Carl (Buddy) Sandstrom, 87, died peacefully on April 5, 2015 at home surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Stockholm on December 18, 1927. He was the oldest son of seven children born to Fred and Lillian (Oberg) Sandstrom.

He attended Stockholm schools until he was needed at home to work on the family farm. Throughout his life, Buddy had worked as a farmer, mechanic, woodsman, and a dairy farmer. He had a special love of animals and was often called upon to shoe a horse, to assist in the delivery of a calf, or to help any animal in distress.

He married Birdina Olivenbaum on November 14, 1949 and had been married for 65 years. They had four children. He had been a life long resident of Stockholm and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife Birdie, his children; Cindy and husband Roger Darrieulat of El Cajon, CA; Kristi Kelley of Presque Isle, Jean and husband Dale Wight of New Sweden, and Bruce and wife Connie Sandstrom of Presque Isle. He has seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Norma Sund of Stockholm, and a brother, John Sandstrom of Burlington, CT.

He was predeceased by his twin sisters Lillian Currie and Vivian Merritt, brothers Jerry Sandstrom and Fred Sandstrom, and two grandsons, Adam Wight and Carl Darrieulat.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date this summer. Donations in memory of Buddy may be made to the Stockholm Historical Society, 94 Donworth Street, Stocholm, ME 04783, Halfway House Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 488, Caribou, ME 04736, or to Hospice of Aroostook, 14 Access Highway Road, Caribou, ME 04736. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at
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