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Harry Saunders

Harry D. Saunders

Tuesday, December 17th, 1946 - Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Obituary

Harry D. “Pops” Saunders, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 surrounded by his family. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 pm Sunday at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where private funeral services will be held at a later date.
Harry was born December 17, 1946 in Brunswick, Missouri, son of Harry Lee and Ann C. (Jordan) Saunders.
He enjoyed fishing, and playing cards and dominos. Harry loved enjoying time with his kids, grandkids, and neighbors.
He is survived by four children, Marsha Saunders, Curt (Sherry) Saunders, Laura (Jay) Reding and Tyrell Saunders, all of Dubuque; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by seven siblings.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his oldest son, William Saunders; and 13 siblings.
The family would like to thank Dr.s Hermann, Kumor and Powers and their staffs, as well as his nurse, Travis, Racheal Bartle and the nurses and staff at Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital and St. Croix Hospice for all of their care.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    Address Not Available

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Arnie Henry

Posted at 01:34pm
To the Saunders family. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. The Henry Family
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Pam Boland

Posted at 08:24pm
Marsha, Laura, and Family...I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your dad. I know how much he meant to you! Wishing you peace and healing in the days ahead. Thinking of all of you, Pam Boland

Anna Woodward-Klostermann

Posted at 01:37pm
I'm so, so sorry to hear about Pops. I have many fond memories of him while I was growing up at his house on Windsor Avenue, always so kind to me and funny. I've eaten plenty of his Steak'm sandwiches. He will definitely be missed. Thinking of you all, sending you love and light.

Ann Woodward-Klostermann
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Desiree Bibb

Posted at 01:11pm
We have a family because of Harry - you guys! I'm a scatterbrain n do to much alot, but please say, Des stop I need to visit!! I will.
Your grandpa loved to just visit, we've been lost around here having no fence time. It was ok, because we knew he was finally out of Delores Clairbornes, and with you guys, by far the happiest place of his being!
In his death the fence stands empty, but this time he is with Jesus.
We are grateful for that fence. It's where we met and became family, and our families grew (lol literally) Our hearts for each other grew too.
From the fence we enjoyed daily living with Bible studies, cards against humanity games, partner in crime times, tie dying, late night, all day talk, chatter, tv a thons, reality, nonsense, evening fires, food, fishing talk, a few beers & cold teas, gardening, minor & major decision making, Bindy forever sneaking under the fence to hang with Harry. Anything that can happen between 7 yr neighbors, daily stuff, did.
Harry always had my back, all of our backs, we can't thank him enough for his many, "Harry saved my day!"
Harrys life was a gift, he gave Chris & I himself, he also gave us a gift of Marsha -if ever I need a chief warrior I'd call on her, we gained a family, lol even we have some fence times to remember.. just like Harry this family has always been kind hearted with love for us, thank you!
We know we are not Harry/Grandpa but, we will be here for you today and forever more, just as he did, just as Jesus did for us all.
We have learned in the past 6 weeks with the death of Tyler 25, Mark 57, Harry 72 that a 5 minute visit is better than none. I learned life changes in a click, that unconditional love n kindness is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

I don't want to leave a legacy
I don't care if they remember me
Only Jesus-Casting Crowns
When I think of Harry I see a sweet man with large family who has abundant love for him, I see a man who loves & lives like Jesus with skin on.
Thank you for sharing Harry with us, forever he will be in our hearts.
We love you as many times as there are fences in the world!
Des & Chris Bibb
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Maja

Posted at 09:55am
May you rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord.
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