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John Sander sent the obituary for his mother, Marianne Sander, former Vice President of Student Affairs:
Marianne went peacefully to heaven on April 20, 2019 to be with our risen Lord. She was greatly loved and will be held in the hearts of many friends and family she graciously touched during her lifetime.
Born 12/21/1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marianne attended Valparaiso University where she married Bob Sander in 1950 and lived in St. Paul, Minnesota until they retired in Bonita Beach, Florida.
Marianne throughout her life demonstrated her love for God and willingness to serve others. She was a pioneer as the first woman vice president in the history of Augsburg University where she served as the Vice President of Student Affairs. She also served many years as the President of the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve. She also served with her voice in the church choir, her caring as part of the Stephen Ministries and her philanthropy in support of Valparaiso University, Augsburg University, Luther Seminary and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. These examples, among others, demonstrated the way in which Marianne exercised her deep and profound faith in Jesus Christ throughout her life, a legacy that will be forever cherished by her family.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Bob Sander and her children Robert Sander Jr (wife Lenda), Margaret Sander, Elizabeth Moreira (husband Jorge), John Sander (wife Barb), nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A celebration of life was held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Dr, Naples, FL 34102 on Saturday, April 27. Memorials may be given to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.