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Elwyn Saunders

1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Elwyn Saunders Obituary
SAUNDERS, ELWYN “Red”; of Grand Blanc, formerly of Ortonville; died July 8, 2014. He was 90. Born March 22, 1924 in Ortonville to the late Leslie and Jennie (nee: Howell) Saunders. He was married to the former Lucille Westerby for 62 years. He is survived by 5 children, Karen (Bob) McArthur, Sharon Lowes, Kevin (Carol) Saunders, Jennifer (Larry) Orr and Elwyn (Barb) Saunders; 2 siblings, Kathleen (Elwyn) Leece, Jean (Ray) Long; sister-in-laws, Elaine Westerby, Dorthy Feenstra and Phyllis Saunders; also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren with his first great great grandchild due in October; many nieces, nephews and friends in Palmetto, FL, including close friends, Marian Whitte, John and Pat Gillium, Evelyn Humphrey and the Breakfast Club. Preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Saunders; brother, Merlin Saunders; and granddaughter, Melissa Lowes. He graduated from Ortonville High School and retried from Pontiac Motor Division Plant 14 with 37 years of service. He was a member of Hillside Bible Church, Life member and Past Master of Ortonville Masonic Lodge #339 F & AM, Life member and Past Patron of Ortonville Eastern Star # 286 OES. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Burial will follow at Ortonville Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. with Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillside Bible Church or Ortonville Masonic Lodge #339. To send a condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries
Published in The Oakland Press on July 10, 2014
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