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Obituary for Lawrence Eugene Sanders
Lawrence Sanders, age 78, of Oakland, IL, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Lawrence was born on March 22, 1936 in Paris, IL to Aden and Grace Sanders. He married Margie Sue Hickey on November 26, 1956 in Paris, IL.
Lawrence retired from Zeigler Coal Company in Murdock, IL. For over 15 years, he served as an EMT for the Oakland Ambulance Service, and he also served on the Brocton Volunteer Fire Department. Lawrence loved the outdoors, and he enjoyed fishing and stock car racing.
He is survived by two children: Monica (Mark) Weddle of Oakland, IL and Jamie (Cassie) Sanders of Isabel, IL; five grandchildren: Brian Weddle, Doug Weddle, Tylynn Sanders, Kayden Sanders, Kyndall Sanders, and six great-grandchildren: Collin Weddle, Kaden Weddle, Brock Weddle, Madix Weddle, Parker Sanders, and Laeton Pitts. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland. Funeral services will be held, also on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Embarrass Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his family.