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Russell Sanders

January 21, 1928 — April 6, 2017

Russell Sanders

Biography

RUSSELL E. “BUD” SANDERS, 89, of Arcola, IL passed away at 3:33 P.M. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Carle foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. In keeping with Bud’s wishes no formal services will be held. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Bud was born on January 21, 1928 in Moultrie County, IL. He was a son of Walter Russell and Marie (Gregg) Sanders. He married Nora Mae Zeigler on July 18, 1951 in Oakland, IL

He is survived by his wife, Nora of Arcola, IL, three children, Eugene Sanders of Tuscola, IL, Ann Curcil and her husband Guy of Bloomingdale, IL and Brenda Sue Smyser and her husband Nick of Mattoon, IL; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronnie Sanders and his wife Sharon of Atwood, IL, one sister, Dorothy Whittington of Arcola, IL and a sister-in-law, Helen Sanders of Oakland, IL

Bud was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings, Paul Sanders, Owen Ray Sanders, Kathryn Fore, Margaret Carter, Viola Reallon, William Sanders and Don Sanders

Bud was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Arcola, IL, the Eagle’s Club in Mattoon, IL and the Moose Lodge in Mattoon, IL.

Bud farmed with his dad in the Bourbon area for many years. He worked at Young Radiator in Mattoon, IL until they closed in 1986, he had worked there for over 28 years. He helped Irvin Thompson farm off and on for over thirty years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family.


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