Willard Edward Sanvik, 84, St. Cloud
November 5, 1932 – September 1, 2017
Will Sanvik, age 84, St. Cloud, MN, formerly of Starbuck, MN, died Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Veterans Affairs Health Care Center, St. Cloud, MN.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, MN with a prayer and sharing of memories at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 12:30 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Starbuck, MN. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday in Starbuck, MN. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Starbuck, MN.
Will was born November 5, 1932 in Blue Mounds Township, Pope County, MN to Albert C. and Clara (Peterson) Sanvik. He grew up in Starbuck, MN, graduating from Starbuck High School in 1950. After high school he lived and worked in Minneapolis, MN. Will served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, Will attended St. Cloud State University where he earned a BA Degree in Business Administration. He married Connie Cumming and they spent their early years living in both Minneapolis, MN and St. Charles, IL, finally settling in Geneva, IL for 10 years. In November 1971, they returned to St. Cloud, MN so that he could take over management of Granite City Tool. Will was President and CEO of Granite City Tool for more than 40 years. He was a member of the St. Cloud Country Club. Will enjoyed fishing, golfing, and spending time at their cabin on Watab Lake. In his later years he was blessed with grandchildren, and he found great joy spending time with them.
Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Connie Sanvik of St. Cloud, MN; children, Charles Sanvik of Maple Grove, MN; Rick Sanvik of Naples, FL; and Stacia Sanvik of Minneapolis, MN; sister, Grace (Harley) Johnson of Prior Lake, MN; grandchildren, Searlait and Fianna Sanvik, and step-grandchild Kadie Regan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ralph (Sharon) Sanvik, sisters, Viola (Tib) Sandvig and Fern Sanvik, daughter-in-law, Sharon Sanvik and niece, Nancy Sanvik.
Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer’s Association.