David E. Sanderson

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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Larry Roberts
April 30, 2011 at 12:18 am

Death’s Descent
(Dedicated to David E. Sanderson, a brother’s long time friend)
(Died: 4/29/2011)

Each life a petal of a flower
Wrought with beauty and tears.
To kiss our cheeks and eyes,
To heal our nightmare fears,
To give hope where despair would live,
And make life a gift to give.
Of love most missed in death’s descent
That swells our hearts with tears.


Jon and Connie Kruger
May 1, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Just found out to day about David, So sorry to hear of his Death .Are prayers are with you all ..
Gary ,We are so glad we got to meet David he seemed like a very careing man and he did make me laugh more then once.
and how you took such good care of here Gary really showed you really cared for David.
He will be missed for sure..I will miss his laughter when you went to your Aunt Jennys for Cookie and icecream and he kept telling me you know I love icecream and cookies.
Jon and Connie kruger

Joe LeClair
May 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Uncle David, you’re gonna be missed by many but now you’re up with Gram looking down on all of us. R.I.P.

Bob & Judy Beckwith
May 2, 2011 at 9:26 am

Gary & Family: David was a wonderful guy. So happy and and a joy to know. Bob and I will miss the conversations about the Gun Lake Area. May he be in God’s hands and without pain.
Bob and Judy Beckwith
& your friends at Esquire Barber Shop.

May 2, 2011 at 11:00 am

So sorry to hear.
Our hearts & Prayers go our to the family.
From all of us at Discount Carpet Warehouse

Bob & Leah Harshey
May 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm

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.

Paul And Linda Gilmore
May 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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.

Rick Cross
May 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm


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

Cyndi Foye
May 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

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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