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Norman R. Sanders, 79, Anderson, died Sept. 30, 2017, at Alexandria Care Center.
He was born July 13, 1938, in Elwood, to Richard and Dorothy (Heater) Sanders. He worked at Delco Remy for 30 years and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 662. He attended Frankton High School, and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Norm was involved in his community by joining the Madison County Sheriff's Department as a reserve officer and ran for mayor of Anderson twice. He was a ham radio operator, using handle "Stormin' Norman", and volunteered for Madison County EMS. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Norm's family includes five daughters, Dottie Sanders (Jerry Wolfe) of Wolcottville, Colleen (Ed) Broyles of Anderson, Donna Painter (Donald Brown) of Anderson, Norma (Mark) James of Anderson, and Jennifer Sanders of Terre Haute; sister, Karen Sanders of Anderson; brother, Jeffrey Sanders of Anderson; sister-in-law, Donna Sanders of Anderson; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and another expected soon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Jerry Sanders; two sons, infant Richard A. Sanders and Richard E. Sanders; granddaughter, Rachel Sanders; and grandson, Bobby Lee Williams III.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood. Cremation will follow with burial in Sunset Memorial Park in Elwood. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the funeral service on Wednesday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions: Elwood Animal Shelter.
Online condolences: copherfeslermay.com.
Published on October 2, 2017
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