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Charles W. "Pete" Sanders

Charles W. "Pete" Sanders, 85, of Waterloo, IL, died February 16, 2019, in Waterloo, IL. He was born July 11, 1933, in Van Buren, MO.

He is survived by his son Keith (Linda) Sanders; daughter Renee Sanders; grandchildren Corey (Emily) Sanders, Ryan Sanders, Paige Eichacker, and Jeremy Sanders; great grandson Maverick Sanders; and brother Mack (Johnna Lou) Sanders.

He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Dee Sanders (nee Jerome); daughter Michelle Busby (nee Sanders); baby at birth Debora Sanders; parents Monroe & Doloris (nee Michaels) Sanders; and brothers Dean Sanders and John Sanders.

Mr. Sanders was a great neighbor and friend. He was a Korean War veteran and retired from Monsanto in Sauget, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to:
American Cancer Society
or Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

9 AM until 11:45 AM Friday, February 22, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home

Graveside Service:
12:30 PM Friday, February 22, 2019 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO

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I lived down the street from Pete. What a great guy, it was my pleasure to know him. I would always stop by when I took my dog for a walk in the evening after work. I usually was asked where I had been for so long as Pete and I would talk about everything. Pete was a great neighbor and someone who looked after the neighborhood while most of us were away for work. I will surely miss Pete as I know the neighborhood will too.

John Fries Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

Grandpa Pete I love u and I want you to know I have made something of myself and I have the best mother a son could ever ask for. Renee sanders your daughter is a strong woman and mother whom always did best for me and my sister paige.

Jeremy sanders Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

Will always remember the times when we used to go to drive inn as kid. When you cut grass I would get you a beer and always take a big drink of it while walking and you would just smile and laugh.

Renee Sanders Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

Pete was a good neighbor. He, Steve and I would often sit on our patio and talk about so many things. I like to think that he, Steve and Rick are sitting around together now and enjoying each other's company again. It was a pleasure to know Pete. He will be missed.

Marcia Jones Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you peace and help during this time. Something that always helps me when facing situations like these, is the scripture at Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I'm sure you can understand why that helps me. I sincerely hope it can help you too.

Carter Feb 18 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Pete was a great guy! Always loved seeing him at Shelly and Eric's. Many laughs.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim and Joyce Russell Feb 18 2019 12:00 AM

Keith and family, so sorry for your loss. What a great man. He certainly influenced my life as a child which lasts to this day.
Our condolences.
Dennis Miller and family.

Dennis Miller Feb 17 2019 12:00 AM