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Troy Sanford

February 15, 1961 — November 8, 2021

North Judson

Troy Sanford

Troy Robert "Bob" Sanford

February 15, 1961-November 8, 2021

Troy "Bob" Sanford, 60, of North Judson, Indiana, passed away Monday November 8, 2021 at Northwest Health-La Porte

He was born February 15, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Troy and Roberta (Hastings) Sanford.

On October 22, 1994, in Glenview, IL, Bob married Melissa Chapman Sanford.  Together they lived in Rolling Meadows, IL before moving to their dream farm in North Judson, IN., where Bob loved tending his goats and relaxing on his deck.  He was a member of the Rolling Meadows Christian Fellowship, the local IUOE Union 399, Chicago, and the Brushmasters, who did charitable work for Ronald McDonald House.  Bob was a Chief Engineer for McCormick Place, Chicago, but his true passion was cars. At one time he owned M & B Auto Body, Elgin, IL and Flatline Kustoms, Bloomingdale. IL. He was a member of the Voodoo Kings Car Club and was known to other car guys as "Santucci" or "Bondo Bob".  He loved drag racing, going to car shows, and restoring cars, adding as much color as he could.

Along with his wife, Melissa, Bob is survived by his father, Troy (Sue) Sanford; four daughters, Krystal (Scott Szpekowski) Sanford of Plymouth, IN, Jamie (Oleg) Krylov of Chicago, IL, Dena (Garrett) Laufenberg of Pewaukee, WI, Nikki (Jose Garcia) Sanford of Rolling Meadows, IL;sister, Sandie Sanford of Rolling Meadows; sister-in-law, JoAnne Sanford; eight grandchildren, Cody Szpekowski, Damian Garcia, Chandler Works, Melanie Garcia, Garrett Laufenberg, Owen Laufenberg, Alexander Krylov, Mila Rose Krylov; nieces, Krista and Jessica Sanford and Brittany(Alex) Hunter; great-niece, Renae.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta Sanford and his brother, John Sanford.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN and Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL.  A visitation will be held at Meadows Funeral Home on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:15, with a Celebration of Bob's Life following at 4:15.  Elder Mark Barnes will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to Ronald McDonald House Charities, 5444 S. Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL, 60615.

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