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Joseph Vincent Sanborn

August 27, 1928 - February 25, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date March 4, 2017

Funeral Home Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, Minneapolis

Cemetery Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Service Location Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, Minneapolis

Funeral Service, Saturday March 4, 2017 at 11 AM, Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 3640 23rd Ave. S. with visitation one hour before service.

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Our beloved father and friend, Joseph Vincent Sanborn, 88, returned home to Our Lord on Feb. 25, 2017. He died of natural causes, while residing at Providence Place nursing home in Minneapolis.

Joe was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Jersey City, N.J. He was one of 11 siblings to whom he was affectionately known as “Vinnie.” He graduated in 1947 from Our Lady of Peace High School in North Arlington, N.J. Joe followed his older brothers in serving in the armed forces. He joined the Air Force and served proudly during the Korean War from 1947 to 1952. Upon completion of service, he met the love of his life, Nancy Charlene Myrberg. They married on Aug. 15, 1952, in Pine City, Minn.

After marriage, Joe attended the American Institute of Baking in Chicago. He moved his family to Rochester, where he was employed for 27 years with the Continental Baking Company (Wonder Bread-Hostess Cakes) as superintendent of production. He moved to Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he was superintendent for Bouyea Baking Company from 1987 to his retirement, at which time, he and Nancy moved to Palmetto, Fla., and spent summers traveling the U.S. and visiting family.

He enjoyed his family and often spoke of his children and grandchildren. As a young father, he took pleasure in taking his children boating on the Mississippi River in Wabasha. He was an avid reader, a history buff, and was relentlessly curious about world affairs. Joe loved to bake treats for himself and others into his eighties.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; his parents, Margaret and Elmer Sanborn, Sr.; five siblings; and one granddaughter, Sabrina Sanborn.

He is survived by six children, Joe Sanborn, Jr., Mary (Tom) Haase, John (Vicky) Sanborn, Susan (Tim) Allen, Julian (Robert) Sanborn, and Robin (Marco) Guerrero; 13 grandchirldren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Carol Jean (Hal) Johansson and Mary Elizabeth Murphy.

Our dear father never knew a stranger. He gave us many gifts, the greatest of which is family. He will be missed by many. God love him!

Funeral to be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 3640 23rd Avenue So., Minneapolis.  Visitation one hour prior to service.