August 17, 1937 - April 27, 2019
Clemens R. Sanders,
Age 81, St. Rt. 66, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Saturday morning, April 27, 2019, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster, Ohio. He was born August 17, 1937, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Lawrence and Bernadette (Enneking) Sanders. On November 6, 1965, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, Clem married Mary Alice (Braun) Sanders who survives. Also surviving are three sons, James & Lisa Sanders of Dublin, Charles & Cari Sanders of Cassella and Anthony & Nichole Sanders of Mount Pleasant, SC; eight grandchildren: Alex, Isaac, Derek, Brittany, Alaina, Lauren, Emma, and Beck; two sisters, Marilyn Huwer of North Star and Doris & Edward Gigandet of Fort Loramie; sisters & brothers-in-law: Elfrieda Sanders of Fort Loramie, Dennis Bruns of Cranberry Prairie, Lucille Hoying of Wapakoneta, Maxine Baumer of Fort Loramie, Bernard Steinke of Labelle, FL, Gilbert & Dorothy Braun of Sidney, William & Marietta Kenzik of Algoma, WI, Arnold & Carol Braun of Anna and Mary Ann & Gary Jarell of Plain City along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three siblings, Bernard Sanders, Lawrence Sanders and Elizabeth "Betty Jo" Bruns as well as brothers & sisters-in-law: Victor Huwer, Roger & Rose Braun, Adrian & Janet Braun, Harry Braun, Tom Hoying, Andrew Baumer, Ardeen & Odella Braun, Irvin & Philina Braun, Audrey Steinke, Beulah & George Hibner and Arlene Kenzik.
Mr. Sanders was a 1955 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. From December of 1960 to December of 1962, preceding the Vietnam era, Clem served in the US Army. In 2000, Clem retired from the Minster Machine Company where he had been employed 37 years. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and a retired member of the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, May 2, 2019, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 3:00 to 8:00 PM & Thursday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.