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July 9, 1964
Born in Chicago on July 9, 1964.
August 10, 2008

Jon Carl Sandberg of Erie passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008 from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. He was 44.

He was born on July 9, 1964 to Jon Drew Sandberg and Karen Ruth Rover Sandberg in Chicago, Illinois. Jon received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Washington, in 1986 and his PhD in experimental physics with a specialization in lasers and optical measurements from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. Jon was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship and an AT&T/Bell Labs Scholarship for graduate school. While at MIT, Dr. Sandberg served as a research liaison at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching bei Muenchen, Germany. He worked at Research Electro Optics for 14 yrs. After leaving REO he went to Particle Measuring Systems.

Dr. Sandberg's life career involved research and development of laser and optic systems. He held multiple patents and submitted numerous research papers in lasers and cold traps both at University of Washington and MIT, and worked very closely with several Nobel prize winning physicists, including Dr. Hans Dehmelt at the University of

Jon married Sheryl Jensen on June 28, 1986 in Bellevue, Washington, they later divorced.

Jon's love of motorcycles was surpassed only by his love for his beautiful daughters. He was an excellent father and spent countless hours having fun with the joys of his life, Nikki and Jaime. All who met him know how much everyone really loved him. He will be truly missed.

Survivors include daughters, Nikki and Jaime Sandberg both of Boulder; his mother, Karen Sandberg (Bill Morris) of Shelton, WA; father, Dr. Jon D. Sandberg of Olympia, WA; brother, Dan (Sue) and nephews Cole and Drew Sandberg of Lacey, WA; his former wife, Sheri Sandberg of Boulder and his beloved pets, Max, Oreo and Taylor Sandberg along with many other friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Ruth Rover and Dr. Ivan Magnus and Charlotte Sandberg.

Celebration of Jon's Life will be held Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 11 am at the Vista Ridge Community Center, 2750 Vista Parkway, Erie, CO.

Contributions may be made to the Nicole and Jaime Sandberg Education Fund at any FirstBank.

August 10, 2008
Passed away on August 10, 2008.