Martin R. Sanders

Died June 16, 2018


Martin R. Sanders, 73, of Whittemore passed away peacefully Saturday, June 16, 2018, at his home.

He was born Dec. 19, 1944, in Arenac County to the late Floyd and Eleanor (Peterson) Sanders. Martin married the former Daisy Blanchard Aug. 11, 1984, at the City Friendship Shell. He worked construction in the Standish area and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Martin is survived by his wife, Daisy; and three sons, Earl Blanchard, Michael Sanders and Harold Sanders. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Maureen Sanders; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marlene Musselman and Phyllis (William) Charbonneau; and two sisters-in-law, Jean Sanders and April Blanchard. He is also survived by a special aunt, Alvina Gawne.

Martin was predeceased by a son, Martin Sanders Jr.; a stepson, Harold Blanchard; two sisters, Margie Kosick and Norma Green; and a brother, Leland Sanders.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home — Pinconning with Pastor Mel Killinger officiating. Cremation will follow. The family will greet family and friends Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home until time of service at 4 p.m.

Martin's family would like to thank American Home Hospice for its excellent care of Martin.


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