Nancy Sanders

Nancy Sanders, age 97, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon.

Private Family Funeral Services will be Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Rev. Kevin Gingerich officiating. Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

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The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Nancy Sanders.

Nancy Sanders was born on September 30, 1916 in Sheldon, Iowa. She was the daughter of Bart and Mary (Reekers) Van Roekel. She lived her youth in rural Sheldon where she attended a country school.

She was united in marriage to Ervin LeRoy Sanders of Sibley, Iowa on February 16, 1942 in South Sioux City, Iowa. Nancy lived in Sheldon while Ervin was overseas in the Army Medical Corp. They lived in Maryland while Ervin was working at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. Nancyworked at J.C. Penney in Sheldon and in Maryland. They retired in 1979. In 1986, they moved back to Sheldon, Iowa. Ervin passed away on February 16, 1995. Nancy enjoyed golfing and sewing. She was a baptized member of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon.

Nancy passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon.

Those left to cherish her memories are one brother and sister-in-law: Abe and Dorothy Van Roekel of Sheldon, IA; two sisters: Geraldine Brower of Sheldon, IA, and Martha Oester of Mesa, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ervin Sanders; her parents; one sister Rena Caldwell; one brother Art Van Roekel.

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