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John W. Saunders

March 20, 1942 January 5, 2019
John W. Saunders
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John W. Saunders was born March 20, 1942 in Sioux City, Iowa to Donald and Marcelene (Hammer) Saunders. He passed away peacefully at home Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the age of 76 years old.

Following his graduation from Sioux City East High School he attended NBT Business College in Sioux City. He spent 6 years with the Army Reserves. John went to work at First National Bank in Sioux City where he met his future wife Julie. He worked for Proctor and Gamble for 30 years as a sales rep. He retired from there at age 54 and enjoyed many smaller jobs for a few years.

In 2004, John and Julie moved to Holiday Island, Arkansas where they enjoyed life to the fullest with good friends and beautiful surroundings. John also loved traveling, planning trips, fishing and golfing.

John and Julie had a loving marriage for 54 years. He was a genuine, hardworking and honest man who loved his family and cherished his friends.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Saunders of Holiday Island, AR, daughter Jennifer (Mark) Quall of Alcester, SD, son Joshua (Danielle) Saunders of Appleton, WI, and 5 grandchildren, Michael Quall, Miles Saunders, Macy Saunders, Ethan Paessler and Carter Saunders. 2 sisters, Sally (Lorman) Villhauer of Sioux City, IA and Carole (Bob) Roche of Surprise, AZ. His parents preceded him in death.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Holiday Island Community Church in Holiday Island, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2019

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11:00 AM 1/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Holiday Island Community Church

188 Stateline Drive
P.O. Box 3055
Holiday Island, AR 72631

Holiday Island Community Church
188 Stateline Drive Holiday Island 72631 AR
United States

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