Hurley South Dakota

February 22, 2023

Charles “Chuck” Sanborn, a proud veteran of the US Navy, passed away peacefully in his sleep February 22, 2023.

The son of Charles W. and Almeda Sanborn, Charles grew up in Hurley, South Dakota. He was born June 29, 1935 and attended Hurley High School. At the age of twenty two, Charles Sanborn enlisted in the US Navy. He valued this service highly and would frequently talk about his time spent in service. After leaving the Navy, Charles worked at Western and Delta Airlines for 36 years combined. Charles was married to Jerelyn (Larson) until she passed away. He married Traudy (Wagner) in Hawaii, they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in December 2022.

Charles is survived by his wife Traudy and their daughter, Rebecca; his daughter, Joni and son, Jeff; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and his sister, Carol Vandervelde. 

His loved ones will remember his wonderful talks about growing up in Hurley, his stout patriotism and his love for God. He loved telling stories about his past and he was always willing to listen and give advice if someone needed anything. Charles was a true hero to many people, and we will miss him dearly.

Graveside services will be held 2:00p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at the Hurley Cemetery in Hurley, South Dakota.