Jon Ronald Sanders, Sr.
April 10, 1938 - May 2, 2021
Overland Park, Kansas - Jon Ronald Sanders, Sr., (lovingly known as Ron), peacefully passed away on May 2, 2021, at the age of 83, with his daughter, Jennie & son-in-law (Greg) by his side.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 11:00am-12:30pm and funeral services begin directly after visitation at 1:00pm at Cure of Ars Catholic Church located at 9401 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS.
Ron was born on April 10, 1938, in Frankfort, Indiana to Elmer and Emma (Russell) Sanders. He graduated from Frankfort High School and attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where he did what he loved most, playing golf, and graduated with a Business Administration Degree. On August 11, 1961, Ron joined the US Army and stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. In Heidelberg, he helped design a golf course. He still holds the record score on that course. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Ron spent his career as a National Sales Manager for JWC Environmental, helping to design and sell wastewater treatment systems for hospitals and federal prisons. When he retired, he served as a Starter and Marshall at DeerCreek Country Club.
Ron is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Ann, of 56 years; his daughter, Jennie (Greg) Chambon; grandchildren Hallie (Drew) Paterson, Gregory Chambon Jr., Clayton Chambon, and Sean McCann Sanders; siblings, Linda Christensen, Robert Sanders and Kay Sanders; and many nieces and nephews.
Ron was pre-deceased by his only son Jon R. Sanders, Jr. There is no doubt that his son was waiting for him in heaven, with a set of golf clubs and ready to go play 18 holes.
A special thank you to the staff at Brookdale Memory Care & Hospice, for their loving support and care. They went above and beyond for Ron. We truly appreciate all that they did for Ron.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary PO Box 669 Louisburg, KS 66053
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Published by Kansas City Star on May 18, 2021.