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Charles A. Sanders, Jr., 91, of West Point, Formerly of Oakland NE


Charles A. Sanders, Jr. was born to Charles Sanders, Sr. and Violet (Larson) Sanders in Oakland, Nebraska on February 10, 1925.He passed away October 25, 2016 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, Nebraska, at the age of 91 years.

Charles was raised on the family farm, as the oldest of four siblings, along with Verna (Smith), Joyce and Molly (Rainey). Charles graduated from Oakland High School in 1942, but after a farming accident claimed the life of Charles Sr. in 1944, he took over the farm at the age of 19.

In 1947, Charles married his high school sweetheart, Jean Servine of Oakland. They soon gave birth to two daughters; Mary and Pat. Several years later, their son David came along.

During his time at the farm, Charles served on many Board of Directors including the Rural Fire Department, School District 17, Oakland Mutual Insurance and three years as the President of the Farmer’s CO-OP Board. In addition to his family, one of the things that Charles was extremely proud of was reaching the 15 Gallon Donation level with the American Red Cross.

Charles and Jean lived at their farm for 41 years before retiring and buying their dream house in West Point, Nebraska. They lived together for another 24 years, and were able to travel and enjoy their retirement.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jean; children, Mary (Don) Lanning of Lincoln, NE, Pat (Doug) Harris of Lenexa, KS, David (Candi) Sanders of Lincoln; grandchildren, Michael (Jaime) Lanning of Kansas City, MO, Katie Lanning of Lincoln, Chloe Sanders of Lincoln; great grandchild, Andrew Lanning of Kansas City.

The Funeral Service is Mon., Oct. 31st at the First United Methodist Church in Oakland at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church.

Burial is in the Westside Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the Oakland Fire and Rescue.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Sanders Jr.

Charles Sanders Jr.

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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