Richard Dean Sanders

April 10, 1927July 6, 2014
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Richard Dean “Dick” Sanders, age 87, of Orland, Indiana, passed away Sunday July 6, 2014, at the Lakeland Nursing Center of Angola, Indiana He was born on April 10, 1927 in Elkhart, Indiana to Paul and Hazel (Fisher) Sanders.

He married Marian Ernestine (Beaver) Sanders on January 29, 1949.

He was a truck driver and retired from Indianhead Truck Lines, Sturgis, Michigan.

He was a WW II Army veteran and served in France. He was a member of the Orland American Legion Post #423, he formerly served as a volunteer fireman for Orland, and he loved pitching horse shoes, gardening, and farm animals, and his pet deer “Budweiser”. Survivors include his wife, Marian Sanders of Orland, Indiana, one daughter, Sharon and Jerry Nichols of Orland, Indiana, one son, Sheldon and Kim Sanders of Orland, Indiana, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, one step-sister, Donna Rigg

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a step- mother Lucille Sanders,

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday July 10, 2014, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, IN

The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday July 11, 2014 at the Orland United Methodist Church of Orland, Indiana, with Pastor Craig Johnson

Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland, Indiana, with military honors conducted by members of Orland American Legion Post # 423.

Memorials are requested to the Steuben County Humane Society, Orland United Methodist Church, or Orland Fire and Rescue.


  • Funeral Service Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Jack & Elizabeth Oakley

July 10, 2014

Marian, & Your Family, Sending A Sympathy Message in Love, to You, in the passing of your Loved one.Dick. God Bless You ,Sharon & Sheldon & all the Sanders families.

Debbie (Merriman) Harshbarger

July 9, 2014

Marian, Sharon, & Sheldon, so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of him as kid growing up in Orland. He will be missed.

jim joyce chittenden

July 9, 2014

so sorry for your loss. prayers going out to you Sharon and your whole family

Stephanie Gaff

July 9, 2014

So terribly sorry to hear of Dick's passing and for your loss. Dick was a good, honest, hard-working man and an honorable veteran. I worked with him and knew him for many years and he always had something humorous to say and I enjoyed joking with him. I enjoyed all the years working with him and am honored to have known him. Praying that God comfort you all in this difficult time.

July 8, 2014

Dick liked to tease my sister and I and we liked to "give it back to him" when we were little girls in Orland. A fun memory. We send prayers of peace and the sense of God's love around you all!

Susan (Spade) Steinmetz

Michelle & Brandon

July 8, 2014

Sorry for your loss, he was a good man. Prayers with all of you


May 7, 2005 Dick and Marian