Burnell Sanderson, 1934-2017

Published 10:56 pm Monday, June 12, 2017

Burnell Sanderson, 83, of Northwood, formerly of Glenville, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S, in Northwood. The Rev. Lydia Mittag will officiate. Burial will be in Round Prairie Cemetery, in rural Glenville. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the chapel.

Burnell Bernard Sanderson was born on May 14, 1934, the son of Arnold and Pearl (Kleven) Sanderson in Albert Lea.

Burnell Sanderson

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He married Verna Luecht on March 18, 1960, and with this union, Burnell gained two young children, Sheryl and Mark. The couple had four children together, Brenda, Patty Jo, Valerie and Butch. The couple later separated.

Burnell spent his entire life on the farm in rural Freeborn County. He enjoyed spending time with friends at the bowling alley, and in his younger years, he liked to ride motorcycle.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Sheryl Hager, Mark (Kathy) Mostrom, Brenda (Bruce) Bartness, Patty Jo (Jeff) Sanderson, Valerie (Jim) Sanderson and Butch Sanderson; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Huston, Matt Mostrom, Brian Mostrom, Trevor Willert, Dale Hagar, AJ Hagar, and Courtney Marxhausen; and his aunts, Florence and Donna Palmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Pearl (Kleven) Sanderson, and his brother, Delmar.