David E. Sanderson, of Lansing (formerly of Holt) passed away on Friday, April 29, 2011.  He was born May 6, 1931, to Henry and Gertrude (Moore) Sanderson in Lisbon, NY and was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Craig.

He is survived by his sons, Michael (Barbara), Mark, and Jon; dear friend, Gary Roberts; grandchildren, Jason (Crystal), Jeremy (Kristin), Michael, Matthew, Mitchell (Randi), and Amanda Sanderson; great-grandchildren, Kolton, Lillian, and Patricia Sanderson; brother, Homer Sanderson of Lisbon, NY; former wife and mother of his children, Pat Hall; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

David served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He retired from Oldsmobile where he worked in the data processing department.  He was a member of South Church of Lansing.  He was Past Master and Life Member of Mason Lodge #70 F&AM, and Past Patron and Life Member of Mason Chapter #150 Order of Eastern Star.  In earlier years he was a Delhi Township Trustee and private pilot.

He enjoyed a long retirement and traveled extensively.  Dave enjoyed summers at Gun Lake, playing cards, managing his rental homes, and any occasion with family or friends.  He will be forever missed for his enthusiasm for life, his interest in people, his stories, and most of all his humor and frequent laughter.    

 Services for Dave will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.  Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers contribution may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Michigan Chapter at www.alz.org/gmc

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    Cyndi Foye Says:

    Mark so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

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    Rick Cross Says:


    Please remember that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time..

    Your Friends at the Residence Inn at Nashville Airport

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    Paul And Linda Gilmore Says:

    David was a dear, dear friend and we loved him very much-we are surely going to miss him and will always have a place in our hearts for him. Thank You Gary for being there for him and taking care of him – we know that he appreciated it very much.
    To his sons-Mike, Mark and Jon-we are so sorry for your loss and wish all of you the very best.

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    Bob & Leah Harshey Says:

    We live next door to Dave and he is all ready missed by us. We are going to miss his coming over and long chats about his sister Betty, Gunn Lake and Sally the Lab.

    Dave is with his sister Betty.

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