Obit: Death of Rev. Willard Sanders

Rev. Willard Sanders (right), 96, a retired United Brethren minister, passed away February 22 at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne, Ind.

Visitation: 4-7 pm Monday, February 25, 2013,
Visitation location: Swiss Village, 1350 W Main St., Berne, IN 46711.
Funeral: 11 am Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
Funeral location: Hudson UB church, 516 N. Main Street, Hudson, Ind.  Viewing 9:30 Р11 am.

Burial will follow the funeral at the Sherwood Cemetery in Sherwood, Ohio, at 2 pm.

Rev. Sanders was born in Farmer, Ohio, and worked as a truck driver until age 33, when he answered the call to the ministry. He graduated from Huntington College (Huntington, Ind.) and went on to pastor the UB churches in Corunna, Ind.; Hudson, Ind.; and Hillsdale, Mich. He was ordained in 1958. He also served as a conference superintendent.

Rev. Sanders and his wife, Rachel, were married in 1939 and moved to Swiss Village in 2004. Rachel passed away in 2010. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, 20 grandchildren, and several great- and -great-great grandchildren.

Memorials shuld be made to the Swiss Village Samaritan Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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