Glenn Brown Sanberg
Sanberg Glenn Brown Sanberg, 97, of Sun City Arizona, formerly of Minneapolis, died in his sleep of congestive heart failure on Sunday, February 2, 2003, in the Royal Oaks Life Care Center. A resident of Sun City, Arizona since 1974, Sanberg was a very active member of the community. He wrote a weekly column "Retired in Style" for the Arizona Republic and later for the Daily News Sun in Sun City. He served as President of the Home Owners Association (HOA), co-authored "The History of Sun City," was an officer of the Sun City Lions Club, and president of the Lakes Club. Prior to moving to Sun City, Arizona, Sanberg and Joan, his wife of over 50 years lived in Washington, DC where he served as Executive Vice President of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Born in 1905 and raised in Minnesota, Sanberg graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in education and moved to Rochester joining the Mayo Clinic in the Business office. Here he met Joan, the daughter of a prominent Rochester lawyer and grand niece of the Doctors Mayo. They were married in 1929 and produced three children: Thomas Glenn, Donald Blethen, and Eleanor. In 1939, the family moved to Minneapolis where Sanberg started his own credit and collection business. In 1950, he was elected Executive Secretary of the American Collectors Association, and assumed the ASAE position in Washington, DC in 1956. Glenn B. Sanberg was preceded in death by his wife Joan, who died in 1987 and son Donald (Drusilla) who died in 2002. He is survived by his son Thomas (Lora) and daughter Eleanor (Ray Lish), ten grandchildren, seven great-grand-children and one great- great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 North Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City, Arizona at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 15, 2003. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Interfaith Services, P0 Box 1795, Sun City, Arizona 85372.
Published on February 9, 2003
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