Michael Sanger - May 25, 2011

Michael Sanger, 49, of Aurora, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hampton. Rev. David Dobbertien will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hampton.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Michael Glen Sanger, son of Evert G. and Eunice A. (Tobiassen) Sanger, was born at Franklin on July 29, 1961.
Michael grew up in Aurora and graduated from Aurora High School in 1981. He received a diploma from Hastings Community College in Parts Management. Michael worked at Century Manufacturing in Aurora, Pacific Tool & Die in Grand Island, Sunflower Carriers in York, Chief Industries in Grand Island, Securtis in Grand Island and was currently working at Bosselman’s Tank and Trailer in Grand Island.
Michael loved fishing and enjoyed attending and watching stock car racing. He had an avid interest in trains and was a member of the National Railway Historical Society-Great Plains Chapter and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hampton, where he served as trustee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Evert Sanger; paternal grandparents, William and Opal Sanger; and maternal grandparents, Tobias and Edna Tobiassen; and uncle, Wilmer Sanger.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Eunice and Bob Schneider of Aurora; one brother, Gary (Janet) Sanger of Ankeny, Iowa; five step-brothers and sisters, Rose (Bruce) Larson of Aurora, Thomas (Sue) Schneider of Jacksonville, Fla., David (fiancée Cherie) Schneider of Grand Island, Patty Campbell of Aurora and Mike (Marie) Schneider of Grand Island; aunts and uncles, Evelyn Detlefsen and Ken Petska; Mary (Doug) Scheuneman, Ronald (Maxine) Sanger, Erold Sanger, Jolene Sanger; one niece, Lynn (Andy) Case of Los Angeles, Calif.; one nephew Jason (fiancee Amy) of Wichita, Kan. and several step nieces and nephews.

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