Dora Sanders, age 98, of Elgin, passed away October 24, 2017 at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. She was born December 30, 1918 in Elgin to her loving parents, Harry L. and Gerda M. Anderson (nee Larson).

A graduate of Elgin High School, Dora grew up in the same Elgin neighborhood as the love of her life, Glenn.  Their first date was roller-skating at the rink in South Elgin. They shared 48 wonderful years of marriage together, raising five children.  In her free time, Dora enjoyed baking and decorating cakes, sewing, crocheting and knitting.

Dora was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; daughter Sharon; son Norm; brother Clarence “Andy”; and sisters Bernice, Lucille, Ruth and Arlene.

Dora is survived by her children, Carole Costner (Cherokee Village, AR), Karen McDonald (Mountain Home, AR), Sandy Walters (Appleton, WI), and Beverly (Clarke) Renard (DeKalb, IL); daughter-in-law Pat Sanders (Poplar Grove, IL); grandchildren, Dorene, Paul, Jay, Marcy, David, Debbie, Dora, Laura, Connie, Michael, Michelle, Kathy, Becky, Jen, Chris and Val; great-grandchildren, Eric, Ashley, Katelyn, Kyle, Keith, Brittany, Matthew, Charli, Theresa, Veronica, Christopher, Robert, Tony, Christopher, Nick, Brandon, Christopher, Haley, Sierra, Madison, Lorelei, Samantha, Shawn, and Orien; and great-great-grandchildren, Hailey, Emmilyn, and Brian.

Visitation will be 4:00PM – 8:00PM Sunday October 29, 2017, at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. Visitation will continue 10:00AM until time of service at 11:00AM Monday, October 30, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 115 N. Spring St., Elgin IL 60120, Rev. Hannibal Frederich officiating. Interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, 30W730 US 20, Elgin, IL 60120.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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