William Robert Sanden

April 9, 1951September 21, 2020

Bill, 69, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on September 21, 2020, in Chandler, AZ. He was born on April 9th, 1951 in Hibbing, MN, graduating in 1969 from Mentor High School in Mentor, OH. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a loadmaster on a C-130 during the Vietnam War. After leaving the service, and being stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Seattle, WA, he began a lifelong career in the insurance industry. He was the owner and president of Fortune Management Inc. as well as a proud founding board member of The Bank of Washington. Bill loved all things Seahawks football and spent every Sunday cheering on the Hawks. Whether he was in Seattle watching with his kids and grandkids or enjoying a Blue Moon after a round of golf at Tucson National with his wife Margo. He was so excited when they finally brought home the Lombardi by winning Super Bowl XLVII in 2013. Since retiring he really enjoyed traveling, especially cruising and a good warm beach vacation, or sipping a Johnny Walker Black with his friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Margo, of 28 years, daughter Jaime Paratore (Joaquin), son BJ Sanden (Kristy), and two adorable granddaughters Brooklyn and Kaylee. He also leaves behind brothers Jon “Jack” Sanden (Sue) of Idaho and James Sanden (Sally Gerboth) of Ohio and was an amazing “Uncle Billy”. He was preceded in death by his father Robert. Due to the current climate, there will be no memorial services at this time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley ( in his name. GO HAWKS!


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William Robert Sanden

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jim hanson

September 26, 2020

I worked with Bill in the early years of his insurance career. His performance after he left our firm was very impressive.
I do not remember Bill talking about his experiences in Viet Nam, which contributed to his passing.

Susan Mackenzie

September 24, 2020

Many great memories with you and Margo -- your wedding, movie nights, Thanksgiving in the midst of a power outage (have some great photos)...Let's have another Superbowl for the Hawks

Wesley Beckmann

September 24, 2020

A great Seahawk fan for sure. What a great neighbor you have been to us in Chandler. Love that we shared common Washington state roots and a loyalty for the same football team. It was always fun to visit and laugh. I will miss your humor and friendship.


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