Richard F Sander

December 17, 1922May 2, 2013

Richard F. Sander, age 90 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:15 P.M. Thursday May 2, 2013 in Rest Haven Nursing Home of Greenville, Ohio. Richard was born December 17, 1922 in Greenville and the son of the late Fred W. and Minnie (Grote) Sander.

Richard farmed his entire life in the Greenville Township area.

He was a veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army and a lifetime very active member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville, having sung in the church choir for many years. Richard was also a member of the Darke County Farm Bureau and a Lifetime Member of the Greenville V.F.W. and American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Lester Sander.

Richard is survived by his wife K. Jean (Alberts) Sander of Greenville. They were married May 6, 1944 and celebrating their 69th Anniversary on Monday. Also by his children Richard D. (Carol) Sander, Carol (Bill) Hoop and James (Shelley) Sander all of Greenville. Grandchildren Stephanie Sander Green, Douglass Hoop, Kimberly Hoop Fugett, Jon Sander and Nick Sander; great grandchildren Cole Hoop, Mariah Green, Chase Green, Blake Green, Clay Hoop, Sophia Green, Elsie Fugett and Tyler Fugett; sisters Pauline Willis and Thelma Marker both of Greenville and brother Duane (Doris) Sander also of Greenville. There are numerous nieces and nephews as well.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday May 8, 2013 in the St. John Lutheran Church 7418 State Route 121-N Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville and on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Bruce & Alyce (Rhoades) Hirsch

May 12, 2013

Jim, Carol and family,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Please know that our deepest thoughts of comfort go out to you. May the strong arms of Jesus enfold and comfort you through these difficult days.

Peg Grilliot

May 9, 2013

To the Sanders Family,

I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to your family during this very sad event. My childhood memories of the army battalion reunions attended by both our families will remain in my heart forever. I am sorry I cannot be there is person to give you all a big hug. May Dick rest in peace.

Vi & Kim Gilbert

May 9, 2013

Steph and family ,our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!

Mike and Dana Holzapfel

May 7, 2013

To Jean and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Dick was always so friendly and always went out of his way to say "hello" whenever he say us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. God bless you Dick.

Larry & Becky (Riffle) Garrison

May 7, 2013

Jean and family,
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care.

Peggy Warner

May 6, 2013

Carol and family,I want you to know you and your family our in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find comfort from the many memories you share. Sincerely, Peggy (Johnston) Warner

John & Debbie Shuff

May 6, 2013

Jean and family, so sorry for your loss, he will be sadly missed. We have alot of good memories from being on Parkside. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

May 5, 2013

Stephanie Sander Green and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss!! Our Love and Prayers are with you all. ((HUGS)) Laura, Joe, Joseph and Emma Teeter

Dwayne & Janice Fugett

May 5, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

Mike and Lori Lemon

May 4, 2013

So very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during the coming days.