Elmer J. Sanders, 85, of Windsor, IL passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Heartland Senior Living in Neoga, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor with Pastor Jim Dona and Pastor Patrick Powers officiating. Burial will take place in Windsor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in Elmer’s name to the Ash Grove Christian Church and mailed to Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, %Elmer Sanders, P.O. Box 52, Windsor, IL 61957.
Elmer was born on October 25, 1935, in Lakewood, the son of Henry and Stella (Marrow) Sanders. He was a veteran of the United States Army stationed in France from 1958-1960. Elmer and Ruth Ann Sullender were united in holy matrimony, in Mattoon, on December 8, 1957 and celebrated 63 years of marriage. Elmer worked for Sanders Brothers Construction, the Windsor Police Department and retired from the Windsor Community School District where he worked in the maintenance department at the high school. Elmer was instrumental in starting the Windsor Ambulance Service and was among Windsor’s first EMTs.
Elmer was a long-standing member of the Ash Grove Christian Church where he served as a Deacon. He was also a member of the Windsor Masonic Lodge #322 and served his just and lawful time as Past Master. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal’s fan who enjoyed traveling, especially to Branson and Nashville as he loved country music, and camping.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Sanders of Windsor; daughter, Connie (Jeff) King of Windsor; son, John (Patty) Sanders of Windsor; four grandchildren: Cory (Michelle) King of Cooks Mills, Kendra King of Windsor, Tia King of Springfield and Karissa Sanders of Windsor; three great-grandchildren: Ben Figgins, Owen Figgins and Elle King; sisters: Edith (Bob) Banning of Shelbyville, Alice Hardin of Loxa and Nell Sutton of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Nancy Sanders of Windsor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Stella Sanders; four brothers: Lester, Roy, Paul and Leo.
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Ash Grove Christian Church
1369 N 3150 E Rd, Windsor IL 61957