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Forrest Sanderson | Obituaries | kpcnews.com

ByMary M. Ward

Nov 9, 2022

LAGRANGE – Forrest K. “Woody” Sanderson, 78, of LaGrange, Indiana, died Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Skaggs Assisted Living in Burr Oak, Michigan.

She was born on August 19, 1944 in Goshen, Indiana, to Richard “Harold” Goble and Isabelle “Rosalie” (McDonald) Wood.

On February 5, 1964, she married Charles E. Sanderson in Bristol, Indiana. Charles survives him at LaGrange.

Woody worked in the cafeteria at Lakeland High School after retiring from Duo-Therm in LaGrange, where she proudly served as union president for several years.

She loved a lot of sports and started as a pitcher for the Dodge Girls in the women’s softball league. An avid bowler, she has bowled in the LaGrange and Sturgis bowling leagues. Woody also enjoyed field archery and fishing in Minnesota with her husband and son.

Woody had a very creative side, as she enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and creating her own designs. She enjoyed traveling and especially living with her daughter during the winter months of the year in Florida, and summer pool trips with her daughter in Colon, Michigan.

Along with her husband of 58 years, Charles, she is survived by her two daughters, Shelly (Dave) Langshaw, of Mary Esther, Florida, and Kelly (Bob) Bibb, of Colon, Michigan; one son, Tim Sanderson, of LaGrange, Indiana; six grandchildren, Angela (John) Harker, Ryan Sanderson, Kaycee (Bill Rice) Noland, Heather (Josh) Conklin, Chad (Jaimie) Sanderson and Sharlee (Brian) Zalewski; two step-grandchildren, Staci (Dave) Paskievitch and Ginny Langshaw; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Jan Holtzinger, of Elkhart, Indiana; and one brother, Greg Wood, of Leesburg, Indiana; as well as 20 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Nancy Bradley.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, Indiana from 2 to 5 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, November 14, 2022, at the funeral home, with the Reverend Kenneth Weaver officiating.

Interment will take place immediately after the service at Ontario Cemetery, Howe, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Woody’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences can be submitted to the family at www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.