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In Memory of

Charles E. Sanders

September 6, 1929 - October 9, 2016

Obituary


Charles Edward Sanders, 87, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Born on September 6, 1929 in Monmouth, IL. Son of Jefferson Henry and Mary Laura (Meredith) Sanders. Veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. Employed by W.A. Whitney Company until his retirement in 1986. Married Ruby Ritter on November 18, 1950. She predeceased him on November 23, 1984. Married Ruby Dunnavan in October 1986. She predeceased him on December 3, 2013. Member of the Elida Lodge. Over the years Charles enjoyed camping, fishing and playing cards...

Charles Edward Sanders, 87, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Born on September 6, 1929 in Monmouth, IL. Son of Jefferson Henry and Mary Laura (Meredith) Sanders. Veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. Employed by W.A. Whitney Company until his retirement in 1986. Married Ruby Ritter on November 18, 1950. She predeceased him on November 23, 1984. Married Ruby Dunnavan in October 1986. She predeceased him on December 3, 2013. Member of the Elida Lodge. Over the years Charles enjoyed camping, fishing and playing cards with family. Fan of the Chicago Cubs.

Survived by his daughters, Joyce (Steve) Culbreath, Cheryl (Sonny) Gray, Cindy (Jim) Larkins, Carol (Tom) Boslem; grandchildren, Jason Mathews, Jessica Mathews, Lisa Vandiver, Melissa Gray, Neil (Kristina) Gray, Matthew (Brandy) Larkins, Justin (Sara) Larkins, Brent Larkins, Shawn (Cory) Sanders, Heather (Jayson) Williams, Thomas (Raven) Boslem; 29 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents; spouses; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Funeral Service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 North Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at 1 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens after full Military Honors. To share a memory or condolence please visit www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com