Maynard K. Sanders

August 09, 1937 - December 29, 2019

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Thursday, January 02, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel

Friday, January 03, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Friday, January 03, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Maynard Kent Sanders, 82, of Ashley died Sunday, December 29, 2019, at the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.

He was born August 9, 1937, in Mongo to Kenneth and Elva (Little) Sanders.

On October 25, 1958, he married Ruth Davis.

Mr. Sanders had worked for Hagerman Construction in Fort Wayne for 30 years. He then worked for TFC Canopy in Ashley.

He served on the Ashley Volunteer Fire Department for 40 years, and was the fire chief for 11 years. He was also 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 614.

Maynard enjoyed NASCAR, racing, camping, playing shuffleboard, and watching his grandchildren play sports. He loved spending time with his family, friends, and granddogs.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Sanders of Ashley; two daughters, Cheryl (Roger) Westfall of Fremont and Diana Northrup of Pleasant Lake; a son, Greg (Jamie) Sanders of Hudson; seven grandchildren, Brady (Christa) Westfall of Seymour, Christina Westfall of Fremont, Amanda (Alan Towers) Whitaker-Westfall of Edon, Ohio, Amber (Seth) Reidenbach of Corunna, Kayla (Seth) Fifer of Angola, Kane Williams of Hudson, and Koben Williams of Hudson; 12 great-grandchildren, Brady John Westfall, Alex Westfall, Haley Westfall, Logan Westfall, Payton Hale, Mavix McCoy, Ryckar McCoy, Jupiter Whittaker, Willow Whittaker, Emmett Reidenbach, Dominique Towers, and Donovan Towers; three sisters, Anna Mae (Jerry) Platt of Hudson, Phyllis Drozda of Grant Park, Illinois, and Sharon (Don) Graham of Pleasant Lake; and a brother, Rolland “Zip” (Cee Cee) Sanders of Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Jones; and three brothers, Harold Sanders, Oscar Sanders, and Cletus Sanders.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 3, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson. Burial will be at Circle Cemetery in Hudson.

Calling is Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Friday. A Masonic Lodge service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Preferred memorials are to Heartland Hospice or the Ashley Fire Department.

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Pete Healey
December 31st, 2019 12:55pm

My thought's and Prayers are with your Family.

cheryl beer
December 30th, 2019 6:59pm

So sorry to see this!!! Hugs!!

Clara Messer
December 30th, 2019 6:22pm

My sincere condolences to the entire family and friends. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Krill
December 30th, 2019 3:20pm
Harlingen, Texas

I’m so sorry for your loss. Denny and I always enjoyed visiting with you at Abbey’s. You are in my thoughts.

Josh &Tracy Betts
December 30th, 2019 1:41am
Ashley Indiana

So Sorry to hear, are condolences and are Thoughts and Prayers Are With You and The Whole Family...You Will Be Missed, But Never Forgotten & Close In Are Heart's Old Friend...We had a lot of good old time's and Memories as Fire Fighters and as Neighbors...Love You Always and Forever...The Betts Family...

Ed & Kitty Miiler
December 30th, 2019 12:39am
Kendallville, In.

Sending prayers to all the family.

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Wall
December 30th, 2019 12:13am
Pleasant Lake, IN

Our condolences to all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Deb Foster
December 29th, 2019 11:27pm
Henderson NV

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family

Denver and Rita Freed
December 29th, 2019 11:15pm

So sorry for your loss and great memories with him! Prayers to family...