Floyd Donald Sanders

June 3, 1933June 23, 2020
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Floyd Donald Sanders, 87, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020, at UnityPoint Iowa Methodist Medical Center, surrounded by his caring family.

Floyd was born on June 3, 1933, to Floyd and Amelia (Schneider) Sanders in Des Moines. He married Nancy Fearing on December 27, 1963 in Des Moines, and together they raised two daughters. Floyd received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Drake University. He taught in Storm Lake for 23 years and then retired as a credit analyst for Norwest Bank. His hobbies included singing in the church choir and gardening. He was a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, a member of the Des Moines Garden Club and a volunteer at the Iowa Hall of Pride.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Elizabeth Miller. Surviving is his wife Nancy, daughters Mary (Kevin) Carlisle of West Des Moines and Donna (Kelly) Huffman of Ankeny, and brother John Sanders of Dallas, TX. Granddaughters Emily Carlisle (Savannah Breakbill) and Macey Carlisle (Paul Schroeder).

Private graveside services will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines at a later date. Please visit to leave condolences for Floyd’s family.


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Jan Godfrey

July 2, 2020

Nancy & Family: So sorry to hear of Floyd’s passing.He will be singing praises in Heaven. I always enjoyed listening to Floyd and Darold sing with the Urbandale Singers.
May the healing gifts of time and the timeless love of God, carry you gently through the loss you are feeling now.
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Your friend, Jan Godfrey
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Harold & Betty Reed

July 2, 2020

Our prayers are with Nancy and family as we remember Floyd's love of music in singing with the WDM Methodist Church and The Urbandale Senior Singers. He was loved by all as he displayed his special friendly personality. We will miss him, especially when we reconvene.

Harold & Betty Reed

Sue schulz Maher

June 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss! We had such a great time in storm lake! Hugs and prayers! Love to u all

Bill McNamar

June 28, 2020

Our sympathy goes out to Nancy and the family. We have many happy memories of the times we spent together while members of the First ME Church in Des Moines in the Oxford League group.

May God be with you and comfort you.

Bill & Caroline McNamar

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