Eskridge-Donald C. “Don” Saunders, 76, died, Monday, March 11, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
He was born November 27, 1936 at Butternuts, NY, the son of Glenn William and Euice Ellen Grandsfeed Saunders. He grew up in Garrettsville, NY, and graduated from Lewis Rutherfurd Morris Central School in Morris, NY, in 1955.
Mr. Saunders lived in New York until August 1989 when he moved to Eskridge. He had been a self employed carpenter all of his life. In his earlier years Don was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. He was a member of the Rush In coffee club at Eskridge.
On August 12, 1961 he was united in marriage to Mary McLean in Garrettsville, NY. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Eunice Saunders; three sons, Scott, David and Jon Saunders; a daughter Jacqueline (Scott) Little; a brother Richard (Lori) Saunders; two sisters Doris Lukas and Linda Garting; grandchildren, Chris, Ben, Alex, Hal & April; sister-in-laws, Judy (Ray)Vibbard and Rita (Mike)Andveas and mother-in-law, Minnie McLean.
Mr. Saunders was cremated. A Celebration of Life & Covered Dish Lunch will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Buffalo Inn in Eskridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eskridge Community Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Chapel of Eskridge, P.O. Box 1, Eskridge, KS. 66423.