Phil Sander (1906 – 2006)

Phil H. Sander, age 99 ?, died Saturday March 11, 2006 at his residence.

Born on September 10, 1906 in Kenosha, he was the son of the late Henry and Sophie (Jasmund) Sander.

A life long Kenosha resident, he was educated in the schools of Kenosha.

He was employed by the Simmons Company until 1962 and then American Motors until 1972. From 1972 until 1985 he was the director of the Kenosha County Historical Society.

He was a member of Unity Lodge No. 367 for over 65 years. He was a life member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and served as its chairman from 1965 ? 1975. He also was a life member of Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. He belonged to the WI Society for Ornithology, WI Archaeology Society, WI Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, the Nature Conservancy (Chiwaukee Prairie) and the National Woodcarvers Association.

He enjoyed wood crafting, hunting, fishing, archeology, writing, and painting. He loved his hometown of Kenosha, and was involved in many activities that promoted Kenosha and its history. He designed the National Passenger Pigeon Monument located in Wyalusing State Park.

He is survived by nephew Henry G. Hartnek and his wife Linda Dee Hartnek of Sonoita AZ; niece Phyllis L. Kordecki and her husband Peter Kordecki of Hanover Park IL; great nieces Kristen and Karen Kordecki and well as many friends whom will miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Ella Hartnek.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 10:30am at the Unity Lodge 367 (4320 Washington Rd.) Visitation will be from 10:00am until 10:30am.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to the Chiwaukee Prairie or Hawthorn Hollow would be appreciated.

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