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Services Wednesday for Thomas J. Sanders

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Thomas J. Sanders, age 69 of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Chesterton, IN, passed away on March 7, 2017, in Delray Beach, FL.

He was born on January 30, 1948, in Hammond, IN, to James and Pauline Sanders, both of whom preceded him in death.

Thomas is survived by his daughters: Heather (Marty) Kubiak of Chesterton, IN, and Erica (Ray) Yagelski of Chesterton, IN; his four grandchildren: Raymond IV, Ava, Roman, and Dominik; his siblings: Peggy Celarek of Noblesville, IN, Larry (Linda) Sanders of Hammond, IN, Jerry (Karen) Sanders of Dowagiac, MI, and Lynn Morgan of Hammond, IN; and also by his significant other, Michele Noto of Delray Beach, FL, and by Michele’s two children, Larissa and Stephen (Andrea) Fredmonski.

He is also preceded in death by his wife, Lois Sanders, his brother, James, and his sister, Susie.

Tom proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton, IN, and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge 1623, as well as the American Legion Post 502 South Haven, and the Knights of Columbus.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN, with Father James Meade officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 4 until 8 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, IN.

Memorial donations may be given to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD, 20910.

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Posted 3/13/2017





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