Orville A. Sander, age 84 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
He was born on September 04, 1931, in Alhambra, IL, the son of Arthur and Martha (nee Renken) Sander.
On February 05, 1955, he married Jean A Tobin at Salem E & R – Alhambra, IL , and she survives in Highland.
He was a member of First Congregational Church of Highland. He was also a former member of Salem United Church of Christ; former member of Madison County Farm Bureau; former member of Highland Lion’s Club; VFW Post 5694.
Orville was born in Alhambra, IL. Orville attened the one-room Hoxey School and later attended Alhambra High School. He was employed by Richard’s Brick Co. of Edwardsville as a crane operator for 43 years. He worked part-time as Water and Sewer Superintendent for the village 17 years and was a member of the Village Board. He later attended classes at SIUE and received a water and waste water operator’s license. Orville served during the Korean conflict in the US Army, 1951-1953, with duty in Germany.After marrage they lived in Alhambra Township, in 1972 moved to Alhambra, and then to Highland in 1999. He had been Youth Fellowship Advisor, Sunday School Teacher at Salem UCC. He also had been a Boy Scout Leader. He loved to work in his flower garden and was a regular “Nature Boy”, he also did wood working. He enjoyed being in-on-near water; loved his family and camping at Crab Orchard Lake.
Survivors include :
Wife – Jean A Sander nee Tobin, Highland, IL
Daughter – Beverly J. Wilcox, Highland, IL
Son – Steven E. (Brenda K.) Sander , New Douglas, IL
Daughter – Nancy L. (Douglas) Heidbrink, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Emily R. (Matthew) Flynn, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Katie L. (Brady) Quade, Pocahontas, IL
Grandchild – Kelsey J. (Barry) Quade, Saint Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Chelsa R. (Stephen) Pruden, Staunton, IL
Grandchild – Arron L. Wilcox, Taylorville, IL
Great Grandchild – Ella R. Flynn
Great Grandchild – Hailey J. Quade
Great Grandchild – James D. Quade
Great Grandchild – Lucas R. Flynn
Great Grandchild – Sheldon L. Quade
Great Grandchild – Makenna J. Quade
Great Grandchild – Rosalee A. Pruden
He was preceded in death by :
Father – Arthur E. Sander
Mother – Martha S. Sander nee Renken
Sister – Genevieve M. Frey Died 7/29/2009
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at First Congregational Church of Highland in Highland, IL.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at First Congregational Church of Highland in Highland, IL., with Rev. Greg S. Brady officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church.