Sander, James John (a.k.a. - "THE GLAD MAN") Kalamazoo Went to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Kairos Dwelling. Age 88. James was born on October 3, 1928 in Kalamazoo, the son of the late James and Winifred (Nagel) Sander. James honorably served in the U.S. Army. He retired from James River Corporation in 1990. He was an active member of Milwood Christian Reformed Church since 1960. He belonged to the Gladiolas Society of Michigan. He was an organic farmer and enjoyed collecting antique tractors. James is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Terry (Dick) Sander; three children, Nancy Sander of Kalamazoo, Ken Sander of Kalamazoo and Paul (Theresa) Sander of Hickory Corners; three grandchildren, Adam, Garrett and Quentin Sander; one sister, Kathleen Sander; one niece and two nephews, Sandy (Stan) Heeres, Jack (Carrie) Lingbeek and Jim (Ruth) Lingbeek; one sister-in-law, Sandra DeGroot and one brother-in-law, Dennis (Becky) VanDelfzijl. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Jack Lingbeek; and his brother-in-law, William Dick. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 22nd at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St., officiated by Rev. James Dyke. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Private interment will take place later in East Cooper Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Kalamazoo Christian Schools. Please visit James' personalized web page at www.langelands.com to sign the on-line guest book or leave a message of condolence for the family.
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