Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Lawrence "Larry" J. Sanders, 68, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes at his residence the evening of June 22, 2013.
He was born May 27, 1945, in Piqua, to Lawrence and Bernadette Enneking Sanders.
Surviving are five siblings, Bernard (Elfrieda) Sanders of Fort Loramie, Clemens (Mary Alice) Sanders of Fort Loramie, Marilyn Huwer of New Weston, Doris (Edward) Gigandet of Fort Loramie and Elizabeth (Dennis) Bruns of Cranberry Prairie; 21 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces; and numerous great-nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Victor Huwer.
He attended Fort Loramie Local School before working at G & W Tool & Die Co. In 1965, he went to serve in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He retired from Trupointe in 2012. He had been employed in the feed mill and grain business most of his working life. He started with the former Holthaus Elevator in Fort Loramie and continued on with Fort Loramie Mills and then Minster Farmer's Co-op exchange, at the Minster and Osgood locations.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He also had belonged to the Dayton Automobile Club, Fort Loramie Racing Club and the Fort Loramie American Legion Post #355.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Church, Fort Loramie, the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery with full military honors by the American Legion.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be given to Fort Loramie Ag. Boosters or any charity of the donor's choosing.
Condolences may be left at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.
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