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January 8, 2014
Carl L. Sanner, 86, of Frackville, died peacefully Wednesday at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville, after a three-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Elmer and Hilda Lewis Sanner.
He was in charge of the coal inspection division of Fazio Brothers, Coaldale, and later by Bethlehem Steel Corp., which purchased the business. He then was employed for several years by Herman Yudacofsky until his retirement.
He was a devout member, from the age of 8, of Zion Lutheran Church, Frackville, where he served several terms on the church council and had been the superintendent of the Lutheran Cemetery, Frackville, for more than 40 years.
A 1945 graduate of the former Frackville High School and enlisted in the Army after graduation. Carl served three years in Germany and Austria after World War II.
He was a member of Frackville Elks Lodge 1533, Goodwill Hose Compamy, and American Legion Post 398, all of Frackville, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge and Telephone Pioneers, both of Port Charlotte, Fla.
He and his wife, Lois, enjoyed vacationing in Florida for the winters for the last 25 years. He was a great outdoorsman, loved hunting, fishing, camping, ice skating and always enjoyed the seasonal huckleberry harvest.
He was preceded in death by his son, Keith Lewis Sanner, in 1987.
Carl is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Lois Coon; son, Carl, Ravena, N.Y.; daughter, Kimberly, wife of Scott Varner, Schuylkill Haven; grandson, Stephen C. Williams III, Hamburg; brother, Donald R. Sanner and his wife, Carol, Wyomissing; nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, Frackville, with the Rev. Oliver E. Brown, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions in Carl's name to the Memorial Fund of Zion Lutheran Church, Oak and Nice streets, Frackville, PA 17931. Sign the guest book, leave personal condolences and for further information, please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com. Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 10, 2014