Clayton Henry Sanders

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, April 28, 1930
Date of Death:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Age:
91 years old

Visitation

Date: Monday August 02, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Monday August 02, 2021
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Grandview Memorial Gardens [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, April 28, 1930
Date of Death:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Age:
91 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, April 28, 1930
Date of Death:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Age:
91 years old

Clayton Henry Sanders

Clayton H. Sanders, 91, of Rochester, MN, died on July 20, 2021, at Rochester West Health Services.

He was born on April 28, 1930, in Valley City, ND to Elwin and Mabel Sanders. He graduated from Valley City High School in 1948 and attended Northwestern College and the University of Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Army and later became a member of the American Legion. On September 14, 1957, Clayton married Caroline A. Tupy in New Prague, MN.

Clayton was an Engineer at KROC/KTTC and served as the Chief Engineer for 43 years. After retiring in 1995, he worked for the Fox News for 2 years.

He enjoyed working on antique cars and radios, and also hunting and fishing. Clayton had an interest in flying airplanes, and in his younger years, owning a Aronka of his own in the 1950s. In his later years, his interests included working on the family’s lake home in Akeley, MN. His pride were his grandchildren coming to the lake to enjoy the north woods with the whole family.

Clayton is survived by his children, Natalie (Mike) Stone of Sun Prairie, WI, and Alan (Jenna) Sanders, of Rochester, MN; grandchildren, Shannon (Kent) Collier and Sawyer Stone, both of Sun Prairie, WI and Konnor Lewis and Kamron Lewis, both of Rochester; and sister, Shirley Browning of Minneapolis, MN.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline; his parents; and his siblings, Elwin “Pete” Sanders, Muriel Forrey, and Norma Liberkowski.

The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

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Watch over us now Bud. You are our angel friend and we will always love you! Mary and Joe 

Growing up my parents, Jim and Denise, lived three houses up the street from Bud and Carol. I loved going to their house and playing in Bud's trucks. He would always let us know when Shannon was coming to visit so we could play. They took Shannon and I up north a couple of times. It was so much fun mixing blizzards at the little store, swimming in the clear lake, and riding in the way back of the car on the way up, and back. Bud and Carol were both wonderful people, and I think about them often. 

 One of our Senior Leaders gone from our Mc Donalds Coffee Club.


A very pleasant--interesting good friend  "BUD"    Henry Clayton Sanders.


Bud was getting it done right up until his final days.  He wasn't giving up--he enjoed life--but daily life became too much.  I will never forget BUD.


He was a joy to be around and made life interesting.   Rest in PEACE BUD---you deserve your place with GOD.


My sympath to Allan--his daughter and all of his family and friends.


Robert Adams Rochester Minnesota----The torch is passed to Phil--our new leader.


 

You are the best and kindest person I have ever met. You are my best friend and we will always be together in our hearts.  Love your daughter, Natalie. Until we are together again. 

Deepest sympathy to your family

With our sincerest sympathies, we send our prayers to Bud's family and friends. Bud will be GREATLY missed by all that knew him. Hoping many fond memories of Bud will help everyone thru this difficult time.

We will forever have fond memories of our Uncle Bud and his kind heart, sense of humor and contageous laugh.   We will miss you.  Love, Chris Browning


 

Bud was the kindest, most humble, funny, jack of all tradesman you could ever want to know. The best father in law I could ask for. I cherish our friendship turned great love for one another.  Watch over us my Beautiful Angel. ❤

May you find comfort knowing thoughts and prayers are with you. May good memories carry you through difficult times.