Marvin LeRoy Sander, 84, Elsmore, was born April 3, 1928, to Paul Bernhard Sander and Rosa Maude (Aten) Sander in El Reno, Okla. His Heavenly Father gathered him into His loving arms on Jan. 30, 2013 following an illness of pneumonia. Marvin was baptized into God’s family on June 3, 1928 and was confirmed into the Lutheran Church on May 3, 1942.
On June 12, 1953 Marvin was united in marriage to Henryetta Laura Lohaus in Paola. This union was blessed with five children. They made their home near Union City, Okla. Marvin worked at Tinker Field Air Force Base in Oklahoma City for 15 years before becoming a full time dairy farmer. Marvin spent over 50 years as a dairyman.
In 1969 they moved to rural Elsmore where he was a dairy farmer and they made their home for 25 years. He also drove a school bus for USD 256 from 1979 to 1988. After retiring from farming they made their home in Elsmore, where Marvin was able to rekindle his interest in woodworking. He made numerous items for his family and others.
Marvin was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, El Reno, from 1942 to 1969; Friends Home Lutheran Church, Savonburg, from 1969 to 2012, serving several terms on the church council. He was currently a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Chanute. His community activities included many years of 4-H while in Oklahoma where he showed registered Ayrshire cattle. He served on the board of directors for Allen County Farm Bureau and the Farm Service Agency for several years. In 1982 he received the Kansas Banker’s Award for soil conservation.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vernon and Norman; two infant siblings, William and Viola; and one granddaughter, Kelli Jo Sander.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Henryetta; five children, Melvin and wife, Judi, Olathe, Paul and wife, Kathryn, Moran, Susan Stich and husband, Paul, Chanute, Cynthia Johnson and husband, Gene, Moran, Timothy and wife, Becky, Elsmore; 11 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Beverly Titterington, Wichita; in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m., today at Friends Home Lutheran Church, Savonburg. Burial will follow in the Elsmore Cemetery, Elsmore. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran World Relief and sent in care of the funeral home, 344 N. Cedar, Moran, KS 66755. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
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