Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel

2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville, IN


Donald Wayne Sander

November 18, 1936July 25, 2020

Donald Wayne Sander, 83, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Parkview Care Center. He was born in Evansville, Indiana on November 18, 1936, to the late Fred and Alvina (Zeuschel) Sander.

Donald was a graduate of F.J. Reitz High School. He graduated from Ball State with a Masters Degree in Industrial Arts. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and a honorary member of Epsilon Pi Tau. He had been an Industrial Arts teacher for 35 years at North Posey before retiring. Donald was a lifelong member of Zoar United Church of Christ, where he had served as president of the church council, secretary of Sunday School and Trustee. He was an Army veteran, where he worked in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Heidelberg, Germany. He was a Mason #64 and a Shriner on the Hospital Staff. Donald enjoyed camping and spending time at Kentucky Lake. He also pitched on the softball team for Zoar UCC. Donald had been a bus driver for EVSC for 10 years. He had taught Judo at the YMCA. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Ava Elizabeth Curtis; and brother, Allen Sander.

Donald is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Sander; brother, Mel Sander (Ava Lou); sister-in-law, Julie Sander; daughter, Danica Curtis (John); son, Derek Sander; grandchildren, Jordan Barclay, Daniel Sander, and Danielle Sander; great grandchildren, Brantley Barclay and Stella Davis; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Park View Care for their loving care towards Don and his family.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Zoar United Church of Christ, 4600 Church Road, officiated by Rev. Art Christmas and Rev. John Heumann with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Alexander West Chapel w/a Mason service at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Church of Christ or Hadi Shrine Hospital Staff.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Mason Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Entombment in Alexander Memorial Park

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


Donald Wayne Sander

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barbara Litschgi

July 29, 2020

I am the lady who used to come and walk around in various costumes. I enjoyed talking to Dorothy and to Donald when he was wanting to talk. I could tell he was a special man.

Joan (Sander) Tipple

July 27, 2020

Dorothy, Danica & Derek--
I have very fond memories of Don. I can still see him in his baseball uniform pitching on the Zoar field. And I remember a few New Year's Eves in your basement on Church Lane. He was a hard worker and a kind and considerate gentleman who was always ready to lend a helping hand. May he rest in peace. And may you also be at peace knowing he is living his life eternal in a beautiful place. My Mom, Martha, also sends her condolences. She would have loved to be there with you during this sad time.
With sympathy,


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