Nile T. “Butch” Sanford, 81 years, of Temperance, MI passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 in The Toledo Hospital. Butch had worked at North Star Steel in Wilton, IA for 3 years, then transferred to Monroe, MI and worked for another 27 years, working many jobs and finally bidding on his job as a machinist for the last 15 years and retired in 2005. He worked tireless hours to provide for his family.
The son of Clarence and Gladys “Goldie” (Schuler) Sanford, he was born February 22, 1940 in Portsmouth, OH.
He had many hobbies, including golfing and fishing, and he had a passion for woodworking. He always made time to go to ballgames and many of his children’s events. One of his biggest passions was being a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. He never missed watching a game if he wasn’t working.
A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge #465 in Lucasville, OH for over 50 years.
Butch was a kind, selfless man that would help people whenever they needed it. One of his biggest attributes was his sense of humor. Everyone he met always went away laughing at one of his jokes. He was beloved by many and will be so greatly missed. May he rest in peace with his beloved wife of 34 years, Janie who passed away August 7, 2011.
He is survived by his 4 children, whom he loved very much, Richard Sanford, Jeff (Tina) Sanford, Gregory (Dawn) Koehler, Todd Koehler; 8 grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Flo Gaines, Louise O’Dell, Helen Jean Fultz, Carl (Dick) Sanford, Vera Faust, and Donald Sanford.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI. Visitation will also be Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00noon at the Brant Funeral Service in Portsmouth, OH with burial following at 12:30 p.m. in Rosemount Cemetery, Portsmouth.