ARMSTRONG - Funeral services for Raymond Sanders, 85, of Armstrong will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Armstrong with Pastor Ray Sherwood officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong. Interment will be at Armstrong Grove Cemetery in Armstrong.
He died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Fairmont Medical Center in Fairmont, Minn.
Raymond Dale Sanders, the son of William and Lydia (Grandgeorge) Sanders, was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Swea City.
He attended school in Swea City and graduated from Swea City High School.
He was united in marriage to Opal Opsal. The couple made their home in Armstrong where Raymond was employed as a farmhand and also drove the Standard Oil tank wagon truck. Later he was employed many years at Arts Way Manufacturing in Armstrong. Opal died in 1972. On June 23, 1973, Raymond was united in marriage to Carol Fynboh in Armstrong. Raymond then was manager of the lumber yard for 12 years and then went to work at Rim and Wheel until his retirement. In addition to his other work, Raymond drove school bus for nine years. He also served on the Armstrong Fire Department for nine years and was a partner at S&S Services with Mike Sjoblom. In his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and going to coffee shops.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Armstrong. He was an ABC Realty Board Member, served on the Fire District Board and also served on the Armstrong City Council.
Left to cherish Raymond's memory are his wife, Carol, of Armstrong; two daughters, Ramona Permann of Rochester, Minn., and Allison Pedersen and her husband, Dr. Jeff, of Arlington, Texas; son, Daniel Sanders, of Orroville, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Ben and Jacy Pedersen, Leah and Megan Sanders, Dustin Lueck, Damon (Heather) Lueck, Gabriel Permann, Andrew Permann and Caleb Permann; five great-grandchildren; brother, Roger Sanders, and his wife, Sue, of Fairmont, Minn. and two sisters, Dorothy Looft and her husband, Phillip, of Mankato, Minn. and Helen Geerdes and her husband, Don, of Swea City.
Preceding Raymond in death were his first wife; parents; two brothers, Robert and Marvin; sister, Ruth Decker; sister-in-law, Sharon Porter and father-in-law, Robert Corderman. Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com