Raymond E. Sanders
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Raymond E. Sanders
  • April 21, 1923 - November 9, 2017
  • Loves Park, Illinois

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Raymond Earl Sanders, 94, of Loves Park, passed away on November 9, 2017. Born April 21, 1923 in La Farge, WI. Son of Raymond Rue and Mary Helene (Unbehaun) Sanders. Veteran of the United States Army having served in WWII. United in marriage to Ellen Catherine Thompson on August 29, 1953. She predeceased him on November 6, 1999. Employed as a Machinist and Truck Driver up until his retirement. Member of St Bridget Catholic Church. Besides being an avid bowler he was a Lifelong member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and very active in the Seniors Center. The Family would like to Thank Amberwood Care Center for the loving care they gave to Raymond.

Survived by siblings, Melvin (Dorothy) Sanders, Dorothy(Carl) Bridgeforth, Janet (Bill) Henry; brother-in-law, Bruce Parker; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Pam and Mike Cushing, Brenda and Randy Bretzinger, Kathy Alley. Predeceased by parents; spouse; siblings, Harold (Evelyn) Sanders, Vernon (Lucy) Sanders, Hazel (Clark) Mislivecek, Arline (Gordon) Cooper; sister-in-law, Mary Thompson Parker; special friend, Virginia Alley.

Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Thursday November 16 at St Bridget Catholic Church, 600 Clifford Ave, Rockford. Visitation at 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney and on Thursday at 10 a.m. until 10:45 at St Bridget Church. Entombment will follow services in Sunset Memorial Gardens. To share a condolence www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com