For those in the Evansville group, many know and love Lance (Yaqin) Sandleben who is a mentor to the dance leaders here and a very dear friend. We have all benefited from his trips back to Evansville from Prescott Arizona where he presently resides. Lance's father passed away this past Thursday and we send our heartfelt thoughts of love and peace during this transitional period of the loss of his father. We ask that each of you send out your prayers to he and his family, in particular his mother. Below is a copy of the obituary, which ran in the Evansville newspaper.

Jack Herbert Sandleben, 89, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Solarbron Pointe Retirement. Jack was born in Evansville, Indiana on October 30, 1921 to the late Gilbert Henry Sandleben and Neva G. (Polk) Wire. Jack was a true son of Evansville. He often called Evansville "the garden spot of the world". Jack graduated from Central High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy during WWII. His father was the founder of Sandleben Pharmacy, which was later owned and operated by Jack and his brother, Don. The pharmacy served people and facilities all around the city. Jack was a member of the Evansville Athletic Club, the Evansville Shriners, Masonic Lodge F & AM, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Owls. He also loved to play cards and travel. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and cheerful friend to many. He will be missed.

Jack is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly Claire (Brant) Sandleben of Evansville, IN, daughter, Jill Sandleben of Juneau, AK, son, Lance Sandleben (Bonita) of Prescott, AZ, and grandchildren, Stephanie and Nicole Sandleben. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Don Wallace and John.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave. Evansville, IN with Pastor John R. Hilbert officiating. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at the Browning Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online at