Richard Dean "Dick" Sanders, age 87, of Orland, Indiana, passed away Sunday July 6, 2014, at the Lakeland Nursing Center of Angola, Indiana
He was born on April 10, 1927 in Elkhart, Indiana to Paul and Hazel (Fisher) Sanders.
He married Marian Ernestine (Beaver) Sanders on January 29, 1949.
He was a truck driver and retired from Indianhead Truck Lines, Sturgis, Michigan.
He was a WW II Army veteran and served in France. He was a member of the Orland American Legion Post #423, he formerly served as a volunteer fireman for Orland, and he loved pitching horse shoes, gardening, and farm animals, and his pet deer "Budweiser".
Survivors include his wife, Marian Sanders of Orland, Indiana, one daughter, Sharon and Jerry Nichols of Orland, Indiana, one son, Sheldon and Kim Sanders of Orland, Indiana,
six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, one step-sister, Donna Rigg
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a step- mother Lucille Sanders,
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday July 10, 2014, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, IN
The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday July 11, 2014 at the Orland United Methodist Church of Orland, Indiana, with Pastor Craig Johnson
Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland, Indiana, with military honors conducted by members of Orland American Legion Post # 423.
Memorials are requested to the Steuben County Humane Society, Orland United Methodist Church, or Orland Fire and Rescue.