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Ralph Sanderson


Ralph E. Sanderson, 72, LaGrange, died Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.

    He was born December 7, 1939, in Elkhart, to Harry J. and Vera Mae (Moore) Sanderson.

    Moving from Elkhart to LaGrange in 1988, he was a retired truck driver, working at Pierce Plastics in Elkhart for 27 years, which was later purchased by Atlantis Plastics. He was a member of Plato United Methodist Church in rural LaGrange.

    He was married December 26, 1957, in Elkhart, to Velma E. Poarch. She survives.

    Also surviving are four daughters and two sons-in-law, Connie L. Haley, Lake Alfred, Fla., Etta and Steve Stover, Manchester, Tenn., Judy and Mike Rivet, Goshen, and Rhonda Thrasher, Elkhart; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Carol Gordy, Elkhart; and one brother, Richard Sanderson, Elkhart.

    Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Russell Hepler officiating.

    Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

    Memorials may be given to Plato United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.