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Russell Sander

August 16, 1928 — January 24, 2020

Russell Sander, age 91, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Friday, January 24th, at McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 30th, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Ebro Corner with the Rev. Gene Lilienthal officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Wednesday, January 29th, and for one hour prior to the service on Thursday. All visitation will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Ebro Corner. Military Honors will be provided by the National Guard Honors Team. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Russell Emerson Sander was born on August 16, 1928 on the Sander home farm in Queen Township, rural Fosston, Minnesota to parents Carl and Ethel (Lindberg) Sander. He was baptized and confirmed at Cross Lake Lutheran Church in Queen Township and attended the Lade country school.Russell farmed with his father and brother and also did road construction and land clearing with his brother. He served in the United States Army in the Korean War from May of 1951 until his honorable discharge in April of 1954.Russell was united in marriage to Gloria Olson on April 2, 1955 and were blessed with four children. He farmed and raised beef cattle and has lived in Queen Township for his entire life.Russell enjoyed hunting, trapping and being outdoors. He spoke often of being on the "Queen Plowboys" baseball team.Russell was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, he served on the Lade School Board, Cross Lake Lutheran Board, Queen Township Board for 21 years; the Red Lake Watershed Board for 15 years and the Clearwater Polk Board for 3 years.Russell passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the age of 91 years.He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gloria; four sons, Scott (Yvonne), David (Lois), and Craig (Lana), all of Fosston, and Dale (Angela) of Gillette, WY; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren (and one on the way in April); and 2 great great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ethel; brother, Ken and his wife, Joyce; and sister, Ione and her husband, Ingvald Anderson.
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