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Anthony Leroy Sanders

April 18, 1966 — September 22, 2022


Anthony “Tony” Sanders, age 56, of Stanton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Spectrum Health Butterworth in Grand Rapids from a brain aneurysm.

While Tony liked all sports, he really loved his Detroit teams, the Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings; he was also a fanatic U of M Football fan “Go Blue”.  Tony enjoyed golfing with Greg Brooks on their golf league, going hunting and fishing, and attending lots of concerts when he was younger.  A true kid at heart, Tony liked going to Star Wars and Marvel Comic movies with his son Drew.  Tony also loved to try his luck with the lotto and always had the big jackpot he was going to win, spent over and over.  However, the thing Tony loved the most was his family, especially his kids and grandkids.  He cherished each and every moment spent with them and he will be dearly missed by everyone.

Surviving Tony is his wife, Kate; children, Keisha (Pete) Thomas of Sparta, Morgan Sanders (Andrew Andersen) of Stanton, Drew (Devyn) Sanders of Belmont; grandchildren, Harper, Henry, Harrison, and  Joshua; siblings, Dan (Julie) Sanders of Beal City, Tommy Sanders of Wisconsin, Jason (Jing) Sanders of Florida, Henrietta (Nathaniel) DuBreuil of Reed City; sisters-in-law, Shelly (Denny) Brya of Petoskey, Sarah Ries of Greenville, Brooke (Aron) Snacker of Petoskey; many nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Kathy Ries-Peet; and father-in-law, Steve Ries (Sheila Conklin) of Stanton.

Tony was preceded in death by his dad, Tom Sanders; mom, Georgeann Lucas; brothers, Rob Sanders and Walter Sanders; sister-in-law, Tracy Ries; and step father-in-law, George Peet.

A celebration of Tony’s life is being held on Monday, September 26th from 4 to 6 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Stanton (225 W. Cedar St.).

For those wanting to help Tony’s family, you are asked to keep their needs in mind as they deal with his sudden passing.  Memorial donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Anthony Leroy Sanders, please visit our flower store.

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Celebration of Life

Monday, September 26, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Simpson Family Funeral Home - Stanton

225 W. Cedar Street, Stanton, MI 48888

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