Sanford “Sandy” Wolkow
Date of Birth
August 22, 1940
Greenville, Michigan
Entered into Rest
October 29, 2016
Omaha, Nebraska
Celebration of Life Directions

Thursday, November 3, 2016 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #129 and U.S. Marine Corps

Visitation Directions

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


4-H Foundation of Saunders County

Sanford “Sandy” L. Wolkow, 76 of Ashland passed away October 29, 2016 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.  He was born August 22, 1940 in Greenville, MI to Richard and Neva (Lohr) Wolkow.

Sandy was a 1958 graduate of Omaha North High School and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps on June 24, 1958.  He was a retired farmer and cattleman. Before retiring Sandy was the former owner and operator of Lohr’s Locker for 12 years, served on the Ashland Police Department for 20 years and during that time served as the Chief of Police and was security for the Western Sand & Gravel Company.

He is survived by his sons, Timothy Wolkow of Omaha, Bradley Wolkow and family of Gordon, NE; daughter, Kim Gangwish and family of Omaha; brother, Douglas Wolkow of Missouri Valley, IA, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Condolences for Sanford “Sandy” Wolkow
  1. Anonymous
    • October 30, 2016 - 6 years ago

    I’m very sorry to hear about Sandy. A few years ago, he talked with me for over an hour about the Lohr family history west of Ashland and south of Wahoo. I’ve told many people about the first poultry inspector of Nebraska and the organizer of the first Nebraska state hand picking corn championship. I really enjoyed the story that he told me. You all have my sympathy. Don Fick, Wahoo, NE

  2. anonymous
    • October 31, 2016 - 6 years ago

    He will be missed

  3. Jerry Jarabek
    • November 2, 2016 - 6 years ago

    I remember making deliveries in Ashland when a police car pulled up with the red lights flashing; it was Sandy who had a new joke to tell me. He was a great chief of police. I was a former UPS driver and remember many stories shared at Granny’s cafe. Regards to all his family and friends. Jerry Jarabek

  4. Perry Read
    • November 2, 2016 - 6 years ago

    I am sorry to hear about Sandford’s death. Like many, I am certain I have some interesting stories and memories with Sandy. Sandy came into my life when I was around 14. He honestly provided me with some great mentorship as well as honesty in dealing with others, I often to this day reflect on his stories and guidance. I am happy to say that I was a friend of his and that he was a positive part of my families lives. While in NE in 2014, I stopped to see Sandy while he was in the nursing home, we caught up like we left off a conversation 20 years prior. He had that innate ability. To this day, I appreciate his insight and guidance, there is not a day that goes by when I put a tie on that I don’t think of one of the simple things he taught me.

    Rest in Peace Marine! Rest in peace.

  5. Sarah (Buskirk) Leatherwood
    • November 4, 2016 - 6 years ago

    I first met Sandy when I attended school with his children at District 81 outside of Greenwood. Through the years he became a good friend of the family and many times I would be with my mom and we would stop and chat with him, telling jokes, stories, etc. He always put a smile on our face. My sympathy to the family for your loss.

  6. Anonymous
    • November 16, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Hope your enjoying those jalapeño poppers in the sky!

  7. Lorene Fangman
    • November 27, 2016 - 6 years ago

    I’m so sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing!! I loved chatting it up with him when we would run into each other in town! He was the first cop to pull me over!! He was a great guy!!! Love and miss ya Sandy!!!

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