Pixley Funeral Home

3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, MI


Dennis Sanders

May 28, 1940July 17, 2020

Dennis Vernon Sanders, age 80, of Auburn Hills Michigan passed away Friday July 17, 2020. Dennis was born the son of Lyle and Dorothy (Edward) Sanders on May 28, 1940 in Bemidji Minnesota. He graduated from Bemidji High School and moved to Michigan for work on the pipeline. Dennis married Dorothy Cook on November 3, 1974 at the Auburn Heights Baptist Church. He and Dorothy raised their family in Auburn Hills. Dennis had his business as a carpenter for many years. He loved hunting in Oxford and Harrison, fishing on Lake St. Clair, and taking care of his home. Dennis is survived by his loving wife Dorothy; children Sandra Sanders, Daniel (Michelle) Sanders, Sherry (Tim) Rydalch, Debra Williford, Carl Posey, Kenneth Posey, Gary (Nicole) Posey, and Tammy (Sean) Keane; grandchildren Nicholas, Chancy, Drew, Keith, Stephen, Brendan, Brian, and Tyler; five great grand-children; sister Jeanette Sanders; many nieces and nephews; as well as special neighbors the Banjeblab and Raes families. Dennis was predeceased by his parents Lyle and Dorothy (Edward) Sanders; brother Lyle; and sister Olive. The family will welcome all to a memorial gathering to be held on Tuesday July 21st from 11am until the time of memorial service at noon at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 3530 Auburn Road in Auburn Hills.


  • Dorothy (Cook) Sanders, Wife
  • Sandra Sanders, Daughter
  • Daniel (Michelle) Sanders, Son
  • Sherry (Tim) Rydalch, Daughter
  • Debra Williford, Daughter
  • Carl Posey, Son
  • Kenneth Posey, Son
  • Gary (Nicole) Posey, Son
  • Tammy (Sean) Keane, Daughter
  • Lyle and Dorothy (Edward) Sanders, Parents (deceased)
  • Jeanette Sanders, Sister
  • Lyle, Brother (deceased)
  • Olive, Sister (deceased)
  • Nicolas, Chancy, Drew, Keith, Stephen, Brendan, Brian, and Tyler, Grandchildren
  • Five Great Grandchildern, Unspecified
  • Many nieces and nephews, Unspecified
  • The Banjeblab and Raes Families, Special Neighbors

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  • Memorial Gathering

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Dennis Sanders

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Ronand sharon Mccoury

July 20, 2020

Send you prayers to all the family and mau you all find comft and peace. He flies with. Angels.god bless you all

Jerry Hays

July 19, 2020

Dear Dorthy, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Didn't know Dennis really well, but enjoyed talking to him. Very handy guy. I hope that you will find peace and comfort in the days to come . I enjoyed living behind you all those years. I will stop and say hi when I get into town. Wishing you my deepest condolences and prayers that peace and comfort will fill your heart and soul in the days ahead.
Your friend,
Jerry Hays

Kenneth Murray

July 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Dennis's passing he was a good man he helped my mom and me around our property a lot many prayers go out to the Posey family.

Larry & Marcy Scully

July 19, 2020

Dennis was a dear friend from back in his Minnesota days. Many great memories. Condolences to the family!!

Sharron Murphy

July 19, 2020

My condolences to your family.
Ken's friend Sharron

Agnes Banjeglav

July 18, 2020

Poor "kids" tried to figure out how to cut tree down. After watching them without saying anything for LONG time Dennis came, grabbed the chain saw and put the tree down :-) Cheers to OUR HERO!!! R.I.P. Papa


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