Ivar was born near Portland, Oregon and lived in Washington, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He and his wife, Mary, were married for 42.5 years. Ivar had a wide variety of jobs in his youth, then worked as a pilot and aviation mechanic for Columbia Gas for over 35 years.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mary, his sister Suzy Andrus and brother Leon Sandstrom. He will be missed by his many close friends and his family, including daughter, Susan (Allan) Huffman; son, Paul (Chris) Sandstrom; grandchildren, Ferris, Ben, Kevin, and Brian Huffman, Mekenna and Kyle Sandstrom; nephew, Howard Andrus; and sister-in-law, Sara Becker.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Church of the Master, 24 North Grove Street, Westerville. Dr. Todd Anderson officiating. A private interment will be at Burnside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Church of the Master in his memory. Arrangements by HILL FUNERAL HOME.