Condolence & Memory Journal

I knew Dave from our old Brownsburg High School days. I was very sad to hear of his passing from a mutual friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Dave's family and loved ones.

Posted by Nina Carr - Danville, IN - Friend   April 25, 2018

I was David's Nurse when he was in the heart institute, and it breaks my heart to see this. Though God definitely has his plans, it was evident in even the few days I spent time with him that he had a wonderful family and lived a full and wonderful life. Thank you for allowing us nurses to be a small part of your lives with him. Sending your way prayers for peace.

Posted by Tessa Derickson - Fort wayne, IN - Acquaintance   April 11, 2018

Stephanie, I just heard about Dave.... I'm so very sorry for your whole family. Had I known we would most certainly have been there for you. If there is anything I can possibly do please don't hesitate to contact me. Once again, so sorry to hear this sad news and our family is keeping your family in our prayers.

Posted by Kathy Andonian - Fort Wayne, IN   April 10, 2018


Blessings to Dave's family . . . I remember Dave as a sweet, kind, caring and comical young man at Brownsburg High School. May the wonderful memories, places, photos and love for him remain in the hearts of those who met and knew Dave.

Posted by Grace (Runyan) Loll - Pleasanton, CA - Classmate   April 10, 2018

To Stephanie Louise and I just found out about Dave. We were shocked to find out. Our love and prayers are with you and the girls.

Posted by Trich Chambers - Fort Wayne, IN   April 10, 2018

I worked with Dave when I started Guardian as my boss and throughout my time there in different capacities, but he always had a positive approach to everything we were about to tackle. A great boss and a great person. My condolences to his family as I am so sorry for your loss. I think of him often even though it's been years since we worked together. That just goes to show his lasting presence in people lives he left with them.

Posted by Frank Merriman - Payne, OH - Coworker   April 09, 2018

Dave was such a nice guy. I worked with him at weaver. He will be missed. so sorry for your loss.

Clayton Howell

Posted by Clayton Howell - Friend   April 09, 2018

Stephanie so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
Lisa Herrmann

Posted by Lisa Herrmann - Friend   April 08, 2018


I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish to be able to give you a hug. I think of you always and love you.

Posted by Inna Kornitskaya - Fort Wayne, IN   April 08, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy goes to the entire family.

Posted by Tina McDowell - Locust, NC - Family   April 07, 2018

Stephanie and family, I worked with Dave at Guardian and he was always so kind and supportive of, not only me, but others he worked with. He was more than a co-worker, he was a good friend. He was a devoted husband and family man who loved you all so much and always enjoyed sharing a story about things going on in your lives. When we worked together Jonathon came along and he brought so much joy to Dave's life, a special gift. He was truly a good man and I know I am a better person for knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and the difficult journey ahead. Dawn

Posted by Dawn Black - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   April 07, 2018

Jerry and Nancy, I remember David as one of the sweetest Sanders' cousins. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Posted by Janice Crawford - Florissant, CO - Family   April 07, 2018

Dave was a wonderful man that I had the privilege of working for at Weaver. My family's thoughts and prayers are with yours. I'm sorry for your loss

Posted by Clay Smith - Montpelier, IN - Coworker   April 07, 2018

Dave was a good man and a great boss. He was always friendly to me and helpful when I had a problem. I thanked you many times here at work. I want to thank you one last buddy. Rest in peace. Rex

Posted by Rex Smiley - Yorktown, IN - Coworker   April 07, 2018

Dave was such a wonderful and caring person. A truly great man who loved his family. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Dave's family.

Posted by Andrea Prescott - Raleigh, NC - Coworker   April 06, 2018

I am so sorry to hear this. Sending warm thoughts and prayers you way.

Posted by Beth Stillwell - Ft wayne, IN - Friend   April 06, 2018


I am sorry and deeply saddened by your family's tremendous loss. Please know you are being held close in thought and prayer during this painfully difficult time. Sending heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all.

Posted by Debra Jo Endres-Ard - Lizton, IN - Friend   April 06, 2018

Thoughts and prayers. Steve and Pam Pershing. Worked with Dave at Weaver Popcorn.

Posted by A friend   April 06, 2018

Prayers for you and your girls, Steph, today and in the coming weeks. May your memories comfort you. Dave was a great coworker and while we did not keep in touch as our career paths took our families in different directions, we always had the utmost respect for him. We have fond memories of all the Guardian events where we got to spend time with you both. Peace be with you and all your loved ones.

Posted by Mark & Traci Schilling - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   April 06, 2018

To the Sanders family , I met Dave back in the 70s while playing Basketball and Baseball in High School, Dave was a very good athlete and a much greater person , His family should be very proud! Rest In Peace Big Dave!

Posted by Phil Hall - Speedway, IN   April 06, 2018

Dave was a great person. Thoughts and Prayers for his Family

Posted by Roger Becker - Auburn, IN - Coworker   April 06, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sanders Family. I work for and with Dave for many years at Guardian. He was always positive and compassionate and calm under pressure. He will be missed by all he came in contact with. RIP Buddy!

Posted by Mark Grygienc - Fremont, IN - Coworker   April 06, 2018

Dave was a great person and will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers for the Family

Posted by Roger Becker - Auburn, IN - Coworker   April 06, 2018

Thoughts and prayers . Dave was a good boss and a better friend. Dale and Shelly Schreck

Posted by Dale Schreck - Hicksville, OH - Friend   April 06, 2018

Steph, Brit, & Chelsea- So sorry for the loss of your husband and dad. Dave was incredible and loved you so much. Our sympathy and love go out to you during this difficult time. love to all, The Pusti family

Posted by Beth Pusti - Wolcottville, IN - Friend   April 06, 2018

I worked with Dave for many years at Guardian. He was one of the most positive people I have ever been around. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Kris Ginder - Butler, IN - Coworker   April 06, 2018

May my messages of condolence help you through this time and my friendship comfort you in the months ahead. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Stephanie Beck - Fort Wayne, IN   April 06, 2018

Steph and Family,

I saw of your husbands passing is this mornings paper. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom(From Shambaugh) and Rita Marcotte

Posted by A friend   April 06, 2018

My Sympathies to the family. Still have great memories of our time together at Ball State.

Posted by Doug Sears - Fishers, IN - Friend   April 06, 2018

Sending love and prayers to your family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Julie Hille - Coworker   April 06, 2018

Our hearts and prayers are with the entire Sanders family. We are so sadden by the news of Dave's passing.

Posted by Heidi and Scot Feick - Coatesville, IN - Friend   April 06, 2018

So sorry for your loss.
Dave held a belief in me,years back. I don't know why, i was a wild child then. True tribute to a man that believed in me. He personally handed me my ten year Guardian anniversary jacket in front of a crowd of great workers! This has always stuck in my mind. God Bless you all.

Posted by Carson Claxton - Garrett, IN - Friend   April 05, 2018

Dave left a great impression on many of us he worked with. Our deepest sympathy and condolences. - The Miller family

Posted by Randy Miller - Antwerp, OH - Coworker   April 05, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the you. May God give you the peace and strength you need to go on. May your memories of Dave help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Dianna Danalds - Corunna, IN - Coworker   April 05, 2018

My sympathy to your loving family.

Posted by Larry Moore - Avilla, IN - Friend   April 05, 2018

May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, my most heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Jan Peels - Carmel, IN - Coworker   April 05, 2018

Stephanie i'm sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for you and your family.

Posted by Sandy Yohe Murray - Elwood, IN - Classmate   April 05, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Steph and the Girls. My heart breaks for you in so many ways. I have wonderful memories of you all living by us and the girls playing with Jennifer. Dave was a wonderful man and I know will be missed. Take care and let me know if I can help you in anyway. I am here for you Steph. sending hugs to you all.
Love Laurie

Posted by Laurie Wilson - Ft Wayne, IN - Neighbor   April 05, 2018

I loved working with Dave more than anyone else at Guardian. He taught me so much about being a manager and an overall good person. He loved and adored his family so much and I always admired that about him. He was truly dedicated to you all. Rest In Peace my good man.

Posted by Linda Bixby - Roanoke, IN - Friend   April 05, 2018

Stephanie my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Posted by Pam Bennett - Friend   April 05, 2018

Salt of the earth. Devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend. Someone we all aspire to be, David is the best of us. God put David here to bless those who were fortunate enough to know him. We know David is relishing seeing those that have proceeded him to the Lord's table. Meanwhile, he still lives on in all of us. David will never be forgotten. Family is his credo. God bless his soulmate - there was only ever one....S, we love you

Posted by Mark & Mindy Schweibold - Fort Myers, FL - Brother   April 05, 2018


Thoughts and Prayers to the family.

Posted by Bill Barnhart    April 05, 2018