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Thursday September 3rd, 2020
4:00am - 6:00pm

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Thursday September 3rd, 2020

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Ora Newton Sanders

87 year old, Ora Newton Sanders of Wheatfield, passed away August 29, 2020.

On November 27, 1932, in Oblong, Illinois, Ora was born to Raymond and Naomi (Montanya) Sanders. He married the love of his life, Agnes Marie Gassner, on July 24, 1965 in Lake County, Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy as an Airman, parachute rigger, filled planes with gas, and a truck driver. Ora was also a salesman for Harsco, Co. Ora enjoyed golfing, boating, rides in the country.

Ora is survived by his children: Debbie (Rod) Wood, Terri (Paul) Conley, Jodie (JR) Evans, Tammy (Mike) Overby, grandchildren: Trisha (Ryan) Belstra, Amanda (Brad) Ball, Staci (Justin) Saltarski, Daryl (Whitney) Wood, Zachary & Haley Overby, Jillian (Rob) Sinclair, Tiffany (Luke) Smith, Adam (Raquel) Conley, and great-grandchildren: 19 + 2 on the way, and brother: Ronnie (Ruth) Sanders.

Ora was preceded in death by his wife: Agnes Marie, parents, 2 sisters: Melda & Velda, 3 brothers: Harold, Buddy, & Howard.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Boersma Funeral Home, 90 E. Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana. Services for Ora will take place at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor David Buche officiating.

Interment will take place Danville National Cemetery at a later date.



Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing will be required.


Sending our love to Debbie, Rod, Terri, Paul, Jody, JR, Tammy and Mike. We know this will we hard our praying are always with you. I know time doesn't heal so I won't say that, you will just get used to missing him. Ora was a wonderful, kind and giving person, and will always be missed. We cannot be at the memorial today as Uncle David is not well enough to travel except to dr. appointments, and I don't want to leave him for an extended time. Remembering the good times RIP to a fine gentleman

David and Fran Gassner Sep 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ora Sanders

Heaven and Rick Odle Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

Well always remember Ora serving everyone their coffee at church. He had the heart of a servant. He was the Best of the Best. We will miss him.

Jim and Becky Way Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

So many wonderful memories of this gentleman. He was my partner in crime, I always said, when I got FREE mulch for the play area at church, we thought it was a good idea, but needed to ask permission. LOL Was trying to cut down on his mowing chores. I know he mowed for my daughter-in-law and another friend from church, He was truly a servant for the Lord. I just wonder what he'll be doing in Heaven, till we meet again, friend.

IMO Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM