OBITUARY

Dannie R. "Dan" Sanders

July 6, 1954January 9, 2021
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Dannie R. "Dan" Sanders, age 66, retired Textron Aviation/Beechcraft Experiment Avionics Technician Lead, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Kansas Medical Center, Andover, Kansas. Dan was born on July 6, 1954, in Bainbridge, Maryland, the son of Melvin George and Leona Mae (Holt) Sanders.

In 1972, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea and was honorably discharged after serving three years.

On January 1, 1976, Dan married Nannette Joy (Locke) in Mansfield, Missouri. To this marriage was born two daughters, Carrie and Nicole. Dan and Nannette were married for 42 years until her passing on February 18, 2018.

On November 24, 2019, Dan married Linda (Hoida) in Wichita.

Dan was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast, making many trips to Sturgis and participating in non-profit poker runs and the annual Wichita Toy Run. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gun and knife collector, and patriot. He spent many days in Facebook jail due to his outspoken, non-filtered posts. He loved his family; especially his grandchildren and grandpuppies.

Dan was preceded in death by his father, Melvin G.; his wife, Nannette Joy; and brother, Larry.

Survivors include: his mother, Leona Sanders, Wichita, Kansas; his wife, Linda Sanders, Maize, Kansas; daughters, Carrie and husband, Ryan Wolke, Andover, Kansas, Nicole and husband, William Maness, Ft. Worth, Texas; siblings, Debbie Adams, Salina, Oklahoma, Gary and wife, Susan Sanders, Wichita, Kansas, Sherry and husband, John Bollinger, Wichita, Kansas, Melissa and husband, Norm Thompson, Bellevue, Nebraska; grandchildren, Mackenzie Maness, Jude Wolke, Ashlyn Maness, and Hudson "Bubs" Wolke; grandpuppies, Chubby Bubby, Suri, Jacie, and Buddy II; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14, Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 E. 13th Street North, Wichita, Kansas. Private Funeral Service will be Friday, January 15 with burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas, with military honors provided by the U.S. Army.

Memorials have been established with Alzheimer's Association, 1820 E. Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas 67214, Head for the Cure Foundation, 1607 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, and Beauties and Beasts 11th Hour Rescue, P.O. Box 783001, Wichita, Kansas 67278.

Funeral services will be livestreamed via https://m.facebook.com/LakeviewFuneralHomeCemetery/

  • FAMILY

  • Leona Sanders, Mother
  • Linda Sanders, Wife
  • Carrie and husband, Ryan Wolke, Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • Nicole and husband, William Maness, Daugther and Son-In-Law
  • Debbie Adams, Sister
  • Gary and wife, Susan Sanders, Brother and Sister-In-Law
  • Sherry and husband, John Bollinger, Sister and Brother-In-Law
  • Melissa and husband, Norm Thompson, Sister and Brother-In-Law
  • Mackenzie Maness, Jude Wolke, Ashlyn Maness, and Hudson "Bubs" Wolke, Grandchildren
  • Chubby Bubby, Suri, Jacie, and Buddy II, Grandpuppies
  • Melvin G. Sanders, Father (deceased)
  • Nannette Joy Sanders, Wife (deceased)
  • Larry Sanders, Brother (deceased)
  • Numerous Nieces and Nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Sanders
  • Ryan Wolke
  • William Maness
  • Chris Sulin
  • Gary Sanders
  • Justin Sulin
  • Norm Thompson, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • John Bollinger, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • Pierce Sanders, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • Jude Wolke, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • Hudson Wolke, Honorary Casket Bearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Monika Stum

January 15, 2021

My condolences to Dan’s family and my sister Linda. I got to meet Dan when I came for a visit October 2019 from Washington state. I stayed at their home for the week I was there. So glad I got to meet Dan. A kind and caring man and a good cook as well. I will always remember his kindness and his gift for making you feel welcome and at home. I brought home many good memories from that visit. Rest In Peace.

Robert Suter

January 14, 2021

I extend my deepest sympathies to all of Dan’s family. I am honored and blessed to have known Dan. We worked together at Beech for many years in the experimental flight test department. We retired at the same time along with Charlie Volk; and, together we three would get together once a week at the gun range to shoot guns and afterwards go to lunch to shoot the breeze. Dan was a great guy and I will truly miss the camaraderie we shared. I have included a picture of Dan that I took at work that pretty much says it all.

Harry Simpson

January 14, 2021

Rest Dannie, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army.

Kristen Sewell

January 13, 2021

We are forever grateful for the memories we have of Dan. The love and enthusiasm for life that he shared with Linda always made us smile. The trip to Beaver Lake in August of 2019 will always be a cherished memory, From pics of the boys with their fish to Dan’s cooking and sangria on vanilla bean ice cream. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wonderful life. You will be truly missed.

Sandra Knutson

January 13, 2021

This past week a very good man passed away. My brother in law, Dan. He will so greatly be missed. There was always a good time to be had when we went out with Dan and Linda. My heart goes out to my sister and the rest of Dan's family! Life is so short. Go out and make good memories with the people you love. I know Dan and Linda did just that❤

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