Obit: Sanders, Howard (1926 - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Sanders, Tucker, Vinney, Warthan, Rios, Olson, Brandt, Kopp

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/23/2016

Sanders, Howard (5 August 1926 - 15 March 2016)

Howard E. Sanders of Humbird passed away at his home Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Howard was born to Arthur and Vera (Tucker) Sanders Aug. 5, 1926, in Sparta. They later moved to Bayfield when Howard was six or seven years old. They lived in a few other locations in Wisconsin but these two places held the fondest memories for him as a child.

Howard married Frances (Vinney) Warthan in 1955. Soon after, they purchased a home in Humbird and resided there from that point on. There they raised their children.

Howard had several jobs in his 89 years. Some of the most notable were roofer, American Motors in Milwaukee, Jackson County Iron Company of Black River Falls, Selz-Pralle Farms of Humbird and his latest being Ho-Chunk Gaming of Black River Falls where he worked full-time, yes, full-time until age 85.

Howard and Frances enjoyed many years of annual vacations until their health made it difficult to go. Howard’s favorite pastime was spending time with family and friends.

Howard is survived by his wife Frances; his children, Darlene Rios, Beth Olson, Debra (Cliff) Brandt, Ray (Sandy) Warthan, Steven (Linda) Sanders, Rex (Grace) Sanders, Carey Sanders and Lori (Rick) Kopp; his brother, George (Mary Sanders; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Frank, Ray and Ed; six sisters: Alice Grace, Josephine, Jane, Helen and Katie; his daughter, Virginia; granddaughter, Susan; and two grandsons: Patrick and Scott.

Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Satruday, March 19, 2016, at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton. All family and friends were welcome to call from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home Saturday.



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