JB Sanders, 84, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
John Benjamin "JB" Sanders, Jr. was born on June 24, 1934, in Hampton, to John Benjamin "Ben" and Dora (Cain) Sanders. He graduated from Hampton High School.
JB enjoyed an innovative and successful farm life for many years, managing the Sanders Farm. He also enjoyed traveling and was an avid photographer. In the early years on the farm, JB enjoyed pheasant hunting, snowmobile outings, and family gatherings during holidays. After moving into Hampton, he exchanged favors with neighbors, gardened vegetables and flowers, and worked on projects in his shop. JB remained very active, taking on various seasonal truck driving jobs up through the last few months. He was a military veteran, having served two years in the United States Army. JB was strong in his faith.
JB is survived by nieces and nephews Kay Aagesen, Shelly Brown, Regan Schutte, Julie Leis, Jeanie Foster, Bill Sanders, Verne Sanders, Randy Sanders, Steve Sanders, Sandi Hamilton, Deb Cupp, Kathy Wilson, Marsha Palmreuter, Teri Harris and Tim Sanders, along with many other extended relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Dora, brothers Royal, Bill, Robert and Fay, sisters Margaret Schutte and Lucille Fansler and niece Mary Jo Mulford.
The family acknowledges with gratitude Brad Meier of Swaledale and Margaret "Maggie" Bahl of Mason City for honoring JB's confidence in them during his final days.
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