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Donald L. Sander
Donald L. Sander, 75, of Richland, IA passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Jefferson County Health Care Center. As were his wishes, his body has been cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be mailed to Carol at P.O. Box 323, Richland, IA 52585. Friends may leave online condolences at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Donald Lee Sander was born on April 17, 1947 in Victoria, KS to Celestine and Pauline Stang Sander. He graduated from Victoria High School and then went on to further his education with a Bachelorâ€™s degree from Marymount College of Business and a Graduate Degree from Friends University in Wichita, KS. Don was married to the love his life and high school sweetheart, Carol Vonfeldt, for over 56 years. Don was a man of many talents. He loved working part-time as a DJ for country radio and being a racecar announcer in Selina, KS. He served proudly in the United States Air Force from 1966 until 1970 and was a lifetime member of the VFW. When the family moved to Iowa Donald worked as the plant manager for Harper Brush in Fairfield, retiring in 2022. Donald cared deeply for his family. He was a loving grandfather who was adored by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His laugh was contagious, and he had a joke for every occasion. His stories and advice will last a lifetime and beyond. He will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.
Left to share his story are his loving wife, Corol Sander of Richland, IA; two children, Clayton Sander of Richland, IA and Renee (Jason) Everhart of Topeka, KS; three grandchildren, Ashley (Lane) Johnson of Keosauqua, IA, Thomas (Trisha) Armstrong of Kansas City, KS, and Corey Kindlesparger of Selina, KS, many great-grandchildren, as well as extended family and friends.