Robert Eugene Sanders, 76, of Chana, died Monday December 18, 2017 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon. He was born January 10, 1941 in Jefferson County, IL the son of Newell & Martha Marie (Mattox) Sanders. He married Wilma Dean Wendt in Morrison, IL on May 30, 2003. Robert worked at Anaconda Wire & Cable in Sycamore for 35 years and has been self-employed since 1990. He bought and sold cement lawn ornaments and also crafted and sold wooden windmills and wishing wells. Bob was an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Wilma; children, Denise Grimm and Darren (Ann) Sanders, both of Genoa, IL; step-children, Eric (Crystal) Vondergathen of Rochelle, Stacy (John) Fredrick of Morrison, IL & Lynn (Casey) Wessels of Sterling, IL; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Esther Edwards, Mary Capps & Mildred (Robert) Rapp; brothers, Melvin (Dessie), Dwight (Rena), Charles (Sue), & Glen (Margie); and sisters-in-law, Barbara and Vicki. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Floyd Earl, Marvin, & Roy. Funeral services will be held Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 12 Noon, preceded by visitation beginning at 10:00 AM, in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Published on December 19, 2017