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SANDERS, Glenn 1892-1970


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/9/2016 at 12:39:08

Funeral Monday For Glenn Sanders

Services were held at the Ferree-Abbas Funeral Home Monday afternoon for Glenn H. Sanders, 77, who passed away Thursday, January 29 at the Grundy Co. Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital since suffering a stroke on January 6. Rev. Harold Bryant officiated at the service.

Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, Grundy Center. Military rites were conducted at the cemetery with members of the various veterans groups participating. Casket bearers were Arnold Schultz, Kenneth McCluskey, Del Lawless, Jack Bienfang, George Sharp and John R. Wood. Lester Kupka was honorary casketbearer.

Mrs. A. R. Trevillyan was organist and Merle Mamminga, soloist, sang "Jesus, Savior Pilot Me" and "Under His Wings." Mrs. Louise Robins and Mrs. Dean Wiarda were flower attendants.

Glenn H. Sanders was born April 6, 1892, in Lone Tree, Iowa. His parents were Jefferson Sanders and Lura Nichols Sanders. When he was a young boy, the family moved to West Liberty, where Glenn graduated from high school in 1910. After his graduation, he operated several cleaning shops in Iowa before coming to Grundy Center in 1916. He was a World War I veteran.

On August 26, 1919, Glenn was united in marriage to Tressa Cantonwine and to this union three daughters were born.

After operating the Sanders Dry Cleaning shop for thirty-four years, he sold the business and later became engaged in selling advertising specialties.

Mr. Sanders was an active member of the Knights of Pythias, Emerald Masonic Lodge No. 334, and American Legion Post 349 of Grundy Center for fifty years. He also was an active member of the 40 and 8, a member of the Grundy County World War I Barracks No. 1418, a member of the Grundy Center City Council for twenty years, and also served on the Grundy County Draft Board. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and last year he and his wife were privileged to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with their family and friends.

Those preceding him in death are his parents and one daughter.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, two daughters, Dorothy, Mrs. Robert Ditch of Whittier, California, Mrs. Shirley Cochran of Denver, Colorado, two grandsons and one granddaughter; two brothers, Forrest N. , of Sterling, Illinois and Vaughn J., of West Liberty and other relatives and many friends.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 February 1970, pg 2


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