Mary Louise Sanford, 83, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The daughter of Martin and Emma (Ehlers) Scharf, Mary was born on February 6, 1929. She attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1947. She was united in marriage to Adrian Sanford on June 4, 1950 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was employed at Gates Department Store, Horns, Friendship Haven and St. Paul Lutheran School.