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Robert Richard Sanders

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Robert Richard Sanders, age 92, of Hillman, and more recently Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Three Rivers, Michigan.


Robert was born on February 20, 1927, in Flint, Michigan to the late Oscar and Rose Goheen Sanders. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II and later retired from Buick Motors in 1979. On June 26, 1948, he married Verna Mae Baur, she preceded him in death on January 18, 2014. Robert then married Arleeta Lee Stevenson on March 25, 2017.


Surviving are his wife, Lee; three children, J.R. Sanders, Jill (Dennis) Wood, Cindy (Russell) Gardiner; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Bill (Shirley) Sanders; and Lee’s family: children, Barbara (Donald) DeVerna, Jerry (Sue) Stevenson; daughter-in-law, Peggy Stevenson; 6 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.


Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Sanders; and Lee’s son, Dallas Stevenson.


Visitation will take place Sunday at Bannan Funeral Home in Hillman from 2-8 p.m. and continue there Monday from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Rich George. Military honors will follow by Hillman V.F.W. Post 2356.


Interment:  Hillman Rust Township Cemetery


In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be sent to Biblical Ministries World Wide, c/o Daniel and Karen DeVerna, 1595 Herrington Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.