Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

7777 West 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO


Howard "Chub" F. Sanders

March 28, 1917December 31, 2011

Howard F. Sanders passed away on December 31, 2011. He was born March 28, 1917 in Vermilion, Illinois. Howard was a WWII veteran of the European Operations. He was in the 30th Infantry Division as a Tech Specialist 4. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and two combat infantry badges among other honors and awards. He miraculously survived the landing on Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge. Howard, at age 13, entered the Civil Conservation Corps Camp 1657 in Leroy, Illinois from 1930 to 1935. In his childhood he lived in Sanford, Indiana and then moved to Stewardson, Illinois where he made his home with Anna and Hebert Schultz (his future sister-in-law). He was a welder for most of his life, although he was also a great carpenter. Howard built his own home for his family in Stewardson, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his father Floyd, three brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife Clara whom he was married to for 64 years, two sons Howard, Jr. and Ralph, two daughters Leona Paul and Wanda Cardinale. He had 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. He lived a long, productive and happy life and will be greatly missed by everyone. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Cemetery & Arboretum, Wheat Ridge, CO.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 5, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 6, 2012


Howard "Chub" F. Sanders

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January 10, 2012

Leona (and Dave), What an amazing man your Dad was! Our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family for your loss. Stacie and Dick Davidson, Centennial, CO

Sheila Sale

January 9, 2012

Sanders Family, Uncle Ralph, Heather, Sarah, Matt, and Gabe, Thinking of you all- I love the stories you all have told me over the years about your Dad/Grandpa. What an accomplished life and an honorable man, so sorry for your loss. Love to all.

Christian Smith

January 9, 2012

My grampa was a great man and I am so glad to be his great grand daughter. Knox and I love you and you will always be in our hearts <3 i will miss you.

January 5, 2012

"Chub" was one of the Greatist Generationj. He will be missed .

Don & Debbie Cardinale, Mount Olive, NC

Deborah Montgomery (Root)

January 5, 2012

Leona, Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I remember all his jokes when we would see each other in Stewardson. Will be praying for your family, that God will give you peace.

Deborah (Root) Montgomery, Red Oak, Tx

Kirsten Drager

January 4, 2012

I'll miss you grandpa. I know you will still be watching over all of us. Love you.

Beth Schmidt and John Cyganiewicz

January 4, 2012

Leona, your dad had a long and distiguished life that can be celebrated and was one that you and your family can be proud of.

Margaret Lake

January 3, 2012

What a wonderful man. He will be so missed by you all.
I hope it is a comfort knowing that although life has to end, love never ends. Fiz

John & Betty Greer

January 3, 2012

Clara, Our prayers are for you and the family in this very sad time. We are sorry that we cannot be there with you. What a long & happy life you have had together, 64 years is remarkable. Think about that glad REUNION DAY!
John & Betty

Marva Booth

January 3, 2012


You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is a difficult time. Even though you will never forget your Dad, you can take comfort in the good memories you have and in knowing you did all you could for him.



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