Johnnie Dennis C. Sander
Nov. 2, 1947- Aug. 10, 2017
Johnnie Dennis C. Sander, the son of Anton F. and Magdalena (Lemer) Sander was born on November 2, 1947 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby, North Dakota.
He died suddenly and unexpected on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the age of 69 years in the ER of the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Johnnie was raised in the rural home of his parents near Orrin, North Dakota and graduated from Rugby High School, the class of 1965. He completed his education
at Hanson Mechanical Trade School in Fargo for auto mechanics. In 1967, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and following basic training he was stationed in South Vietnam for two tours of combat duty there. He was honorably discharged on June 14, 1973. Johnnie returned home to Rugby and worked as an auto mechanic for Gronvold Motor Co., Rugby Motor Co. and D&S Motors. Most recently he was a rural mail carrier stationed out of Towner, serving the TownerBantry rural communities.
He was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church and the Clarence Larson American Legion Post # 23, all of Rugby. Johnnie was a former member of the Rugby
Volunteer Fire Department and the Rugby Auxiliary Police. In his spare time, you would find him tinkering with something mechanical. Johnnie was a care free spirit, always a smile on his face, an avid reader and quite knowledgeable in history and politics.
He is survived by his mother, Magdalena of Rugby; sisters, Dorothyjean Sander of Bismarck and Maryjo (Joe) Price of Douglas; brothers, Richard (Denise) and An-
thony (Linda) both of Bismarck; nephews, Tyler Sander, Bismarck; Michael Price, Ames, Iowa and Jonathan Price of Bismarck. He was preceded in death by his fa-
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 16th at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the church cemetery. Father Tom
Organist: Laurie Volk
Vocal Leader/Cantor: Jacinta Schmaltz
Honorary Bearers:Todd and Kathy Schwab
Military Honors Accorded Bythe Clarence Larson American Legion Post # 23 Honor & Color Guard and the North Dakota Military Honor Detail.
Casket Bearers: Dorothyjean Sander, Richard Sander, Denise Sander, Anthony Sander, Linda Sander, Maryjo Price, Joe Price, Tyler Sander, Michael Price & Jonathan
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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