Fredrick Jake Sandage, age 78, of Spanish Fork, Utah, passed away on the 8th of September, 2021, in Spanish Fork, surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on the 27th of December 1942, to Frederick Jacob and Lucile McCrorey Sandage.
He was fortunate to live in many places throughout the United States, and the world, and loved living in Australia with his parents when his dad worked for General Motors in the aircraft division.
He served in the US Navy as Yeoman 3rd Class. He was always proud of his four years of service, with two tours on the USS Worden, off the coast of Vietnam.
He graduated from Mesa Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree.
In his early married years, while living in Mesa, Arizona, he worked at Motorola in the Integrated Circuits Division in Quality Assurance. During a brief move to Fargo, North Dakota (we only stayed 3 months!), he worked for Interstate Battery, finally settling in Spanish Fork, Utah. Fred worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Provo Temple and finally settled down in his favorite place, at Brigham Young University, until he retired in December of 2016.
He loved camping but fishing not so much! His favorite sport was golfing, which he played with his mom, and later, with his sons. Fred loved yardwork and was very proud of his garden – especially the stupid green beans! He puttered around the yard looking out for any morning glory weed that dared set root in his well-manicured landscape.
Fred was good at looking out for his neighbors, making sure they were ok. Although he didn’t always show it, he was a softy at heart. He was however, a terror to his sister, Sue; and cousin, Joan Johnson.
Survived by his wife, Deann Johnson Sandage of Spanish Fork; his children: Fred Jr. (Anji) Sandage of Taylorsville, Kim (Jarom) Seaich of St George, Rick (Kristy) Sandage of Elk Ridge; and his sister, Sue (Jay Dee) Raile of Mesa, Arizona. He was grandpa to 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Lucile Sandage; and parents-in-law, Elmer and Vivian Johnson.
A viewing will be held in the LDS church building at 585 North Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660, on Saturday morning, September 18, 2021, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to funeral services, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Funeral will be livestreamed at: https://youtube.com/channel/UC1g7p47bo8IcSIkXqDoh-bQ/live
Interment will be at Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Fred’s friends, card-playing friends, coworkers, and neighbors for their impact on his life.