Gordon Sanders, 70Gordon "Oscar" Sanders, April 8, 1941 - March 23, 2012, born in Hastings, Minn., passed away peacefully at his home at age 70.
Gordon "Oscar" Sanders, April 8, 1941 - March 23, 2012, born in Hastings, Minn., passed away peacefully at his home at age 70.
He was a Hastings High School graduate, class of 1959, and served in the U.S. Air Force. Gordy married Jan (Wiederholt) on April 11, 1996, in Hastings, and had worked as a supervisor at 3-M Chemolite for 33 years, retiring in January of 1999.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ernestine (Schanno) Sanders; five brothers, Robert, Glen, LeRoy, Donald, Dick; and daughter, Kelly.
Gordy is survived by his wife, Jan; sons, Jayme, Drew (Nicole), Chad (Jessica), Jay (Crissy), and Cory (Ami); siblings Elaine Hullander, Jimmy (Mary); half-brothers, William and Dick Zuzek; sisters-in-law Lavonne, Lois, and Janet Sanders; also 11 grandchildren.
Gordy was first and foremost a beloved spouse, father, grandfather, and friend. His passions in life, after family time, were golfing, bow hunting, and politics.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. 7th St., Hastings, and 1 hour prior to the memorial Mass, officiated by Fr. Cole Kracke, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Special thanks goes out to the Health East Hospice team and tender care of nurse Nikki, friends, and family who provided ever-vigilant support. Memorials are preferred.
Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419. www.caturia-smidtfh.com
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