It's with great sadness that the children of Richard Sandoval announce
that he passed away peacefully at the age of 75 on November 10th 2021.
He was born in New Mexico on October 9th, 1946 and was the third of four children.
He was preceded in death by parents Claudio and Delores Sandoval (Herrera), Son Richard "Rick" Sandoval and former wife Christen Sandoval (Wilson). He is survived by his brother John "Tony" Sandoval and sisters Bertha Valdez (Eugene) and Aurora "Marie" Tafoya, former wife Yolanda Sandoval (Martinez), Three Children, Michael Sandoval (Yvonne), Sheila Sandoval (Jon Abrizenski), and William Sandoval (Megan Plaster), his Niece Rose Marrujo and her son Anthony Marrujo, Three Grandchildren, Christopher, Estrella and Gabriel Sandoval, their mother Sandra Padilla, and his "FUR" grandchildren Newton, Galo, Hunter, Rufus and Angel, Along with many more friends and relatives.
Richard moved to Minnesota in 1981. He worked at 3M as a lab technician until he retired after 25 yrs. He enjoyed working with animals and took a 2nd job at the VA so he could do so. He loved being with his family and made many trips to New Mexico to visit them. He especially loved spending time with his cat, Newton.
Richard lived a wonderful life and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Celebration of life November 20th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Sandberg Funeral Home 2593 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul.