Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Donald J. Sanders

Donald J. Sanders, age 66, of 303 West Main Street, Shelby, died early Monday morning, May 4, 1998 at his home.

He was born January 7, 1932 in Fostoria, Ohio the son of Joseph Henry and Deloris V. (Driggs) Sanders. Mr. Sanders was a 1950 graduate of Fostoria High School. He retired in 1995 as a tool and die maker at General Motors in Ontario after 36 years of service. He was a member of Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby, United Auto Workers Union #549 in Ontario, and Knights Of Columbus Council #1968 in Shelby. He enjoyed boating on Lake Erie, fishing, travel camping, and was an avid gardener.

Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife, Donna Jean (Boff) Sanders whom he married on May 30, 1953; 3 sons, Jeffrey Sanders of Smithville, Tennessee, James Sanders of Lakewood, Ohio and Philip Sanders of Shelby. One daughter, Jeanne Baker of Ontario, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; His mother-in-law, Pauline Boff Schumaker of Fostoria. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Michael Sanders in 1980.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby, where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. John C. Missler officiating. Burial will be in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or to Shelby Home and Public Health.

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