Michael Sanders


Michael Leon Sanders, 61, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on January 26, 1953, to Charles and Violet (Rollins) Sanders in Defiance. Michael worked for the Campbell Soup Company for 23 years. He loved fishing, boating, hiking, camping and traveling. Michael enjoyed meeting and talking with people and especially helping them. He loved reading, especially about history. Michael was a happy, caring, understanding man and enjoyed discussing political issues. He was also an animal lover and will be sadly missed by his dog, "Rocky."

Michael is survived by his fiancée, Sheree L. Sanders of Defiance; stepson, Gabriel (Sarah Babb) Cline of Defiance; and his best friend, Scottie Parent of Oscoda, Mich., and friend "The Professor."

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 1, 2014, from 11 a.m. until the funeral services begin at 1 p.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with Apostle O'Michael Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Sherwood Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family wishes. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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