Paul F. “Red” Sanders Passes

Posted: May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Courtesy of Terre Haute Tribune-Star:

Paul F. “Red” Sanders passed away on April 29, 2014, at the age of 93, following a short illness. He was born on July 25, 1920, to James M. Sanders and Nora (Hubbard) Sanders, the youngest of nine siblings, all of whom preceded him in death. He was married in 1942 to Juanita Mae Willoughby, who passed away in March 2010. They had a long and happy life together.
He is survived by his son, Dr. Chester Sanders and his wife Nancy of Twin Lake, Mich.; granddaughter, Sarah E. Scott of South Bend; and grandson, Derek P. Sanders, his wife Carli and their 2-year-old son Carder of Whitefish Bay, Wis.
Paul was born in Terre Haute, where he lived his entire life. He retired from Wabash Fiber Box in 1982 after 42 years. In retirement he enjoyed several jobs, the last one with ServiceMaster, where he worked for more than 10 years, until 2009. Paul was an avid reader, visiting the library often, and enjoyed watching college and professional football. He loved fishing and spent a week every summer for 66 years at Kennedy’s Cabins in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In recent years the whole family went. Paul enjoyed good health and was active and independent until 2014. His was a life well-lived, always with responsibility and a strong moral compass, he was well-loved, had a keen mind, remembered everything and will be greatly missed by those who loved him.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 Eighth Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, was entrusted with arrangements. The family will announce a farewell gathering at a later date. Online condolences may be made at:


  1. KENNETH BOEHM says:

    I don’t think i know him but he was a lucky man to live that long of a life and still be so sharp and continue to work God blessed him well. Hope we make it that long.

    Thanks for the up date.


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