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Thomas O. Saunders

June 3, 1940 January 8, 2020
Thomas O. Saunders
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Thomas "Tom" O. Saunders, age 79, of Fremont, passed away January 8, 2020, at Dunklau Gardens.

Tom was born June 3, 1940, to John and Dorothy Saunders in Dixon, Nebraska. At an early age, Tom, moved to Fremont. He attended and graduated from Fremont High School. Following High School he volunteered for the draft serving in the United States Army from 1958-1960. After he was honorably discharged from the US Army he began working at Western Electric for 1 year. He then became employed with Hormel where he worked for 38 years before retiring. Tom met his wife Elsie in 1958, they married in 1962 in Iowa. To this union were born 3 children Mericke, John and Susan.

Tom enjoyed the simple things in life. He lead an active lifestyle and could usually be found walking, running marathons, or biking. He enjoyed keeping himself busy. He restored 2 cars and remodeled his home. Tom enjoyed time spent with family and traveling with Elsie.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Susan, parents, brothers Billy and Gary and sister Patricia.

He is survived by his wife Elsie, children Mericke Christensen and John Saunders, brothers Lyle Saunders and Gaylord (Patricia) Saunders, sister Peggy (Floyd) Harriger, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, special friend of 74 years Norman "Butch" Walker as well as many other family and friends.

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Memorials may be directed to the First Lutheran Church banquet

Memorial service will be held Monday, January 13, 2020, at First Lutheran Church at 11AM. Military honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 854 and American Legion Post #20 following the memorial service.

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11:00 AM 1/13/2020 11:00:00 AM
Fremont First Lutheran Church

3200 E. Military Ave
Fremont, NE 68025

Fremont First Lutheran Church
3200 E. Military Ave Fremont 68025 NE
United States

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Fremont First Lutheran Church

3200 E. Military Ave
Fremont, NE 68025

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