Terry Sanders

A memorial service was held Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Dovre Lutheran Church, Osnabrock for Terry E. Sanders, age 67 of Devils Lake, formerly of Osnabrock.

Posted on 5/8/14

He died Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.

Inurnment at Milton Memorial Cemetery, Milton.

Terry E. Sanders was born May 2, 1947 in Langdon, the son of the late Ralph and Marjorie (Phelps) Sanders. He graduated from Osnabrock High School. He served as a Sgt 1st Class in the North Dakota National Guard. He was united in marriage to Mary Earley in 1970. The couple made their home on the family farm in rural Osnabrock, where he farmed with his father and brother.  He worked as an expert welder for American Crystal at the Drayton Plant and as a fireman at the PAR Site in Concrete. The couple owned and operated the Sanders Supply in Osnabrock from the late 80’s until the late 90’s. He continued to farm with his son, retiring in 2000. The couple moved to Devils Lake where they made their home until the time of his death. He was a member of the Milton Presbyterian Church, the Eagelson-Meling American Legion Post #179 and was a director and cook for the North Dakota State Barley Show. He was an avid fisherman and card player.

Terry is survived by his wife Mary Sanders, Devils Lake; children:  Deborah (Mac) McLennan, Grand Forks; Robert (Angie) Sanders, Milton; grandchildren: Halle and Jacob Sanders; siblings: Phyllis (Don) Sunderland, Fargo; Virginia (Wayne) French, Edina, Minn.; Earl (Sheila) Sanders, Osnabrock; Lois Barnes, Wichita Falls, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

An online guestbook is available at

The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of the arrangements.