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Carolyn Sanderson

February 26, 1947 — February 8, 2021

Carolyn Sanderson age 73 of Fairfield, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021, at Parkview Care Center.

Visitation for family and friends will be 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Behner Funeral Home.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be mailed to Sharon Hendricks, 2367 Juniper Ave., Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

Carolyn was born February 26, 1947, to Ralph and Vivian (Cudworth) Kempf.  She married James Everett Sanderson in Fairfield on June 30, 1964.  He passed away December 22, 2010.

Carolyn worked at Crystal Forrest as a Quality Control Inspector.  She loved cooking and looked forward to spending holidays with family.  Carolyn enjoyed spending time her grandkids and special friends.  She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Carolyn will be missed by her two children, Sharon (Steve Pickard) Hendricks of Fairfield and Jim Sanderson of Libertyville; 3 grandchildren, Kara Sanderson, Sarah Wilson and Tyler Hendricks; 3 great grandchildren, Brent Maudlin III, Lillix Dodds, and Clara Wilson; and 5 siblings, Ralph, Donald, Paul, Chester and Gary Kempf.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Vivian; husband James; daughter, Diana Sanderson; grandson, Dekota Sanderson; 1 brother, Henry Kempf; two sisters, Gloria Conyers and Wilda Prevett.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

1:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

203 South Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556

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