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.
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