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Gary Sanders

August 6, 1953 — February 14, 2018

Gary Tom Sanders, age 64 of Coopersville formerly of Grand Haven passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Gary was born in Grand Haven, MI., to the late Donnie and Mattie (Petty) Sanders. In addition to his parents Gary was preceded in death by his brother Erwin Sanders. He was a longtime resident of the Hansma Home in Coopersville. Gary is survived by his cousin’s, Vicki Marshall, Jeremy Marshall and Michael Marshall, several additional cousins, friends and caregivers, Bill and Stephanie Hansma and Alice Cook and his friends at the Hansma Home. Visitation will be held Feb 16, 2018, Friday, afternoon from 2 to 4 pm at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St, in Coopersville. Burial will take place Feb 20th, 2018, Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. at Eastview Cemetery, Union City Tennessee where he will be laid to rest next to his parents and brother. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Gary’s memory to the Hansma Home, 338 Cleveland St West, Coopersville, MI 49404. An online guestbook may be signed at

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Coopersville, 616-837-8161

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Friday, February 16, 2018

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Throop Funeral Home, Inc.

214 Church St, Coopersville, MI 49404

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