Kenny (Chief) Sanderson, 60

Kenny (Chief) Sanderson, 60, of Gladbrook, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Funeral Services were held at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011, at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Kenneth Lynn Sanderson was born on Aug.16, 1950, to Marvin and Lois (Lindaman) Sanderson in Marshalltown. He attended the Beaman-Conrad schools graduating with the class of 1968. Kenny then attended a trade school becoming a diesel mechanic. Kenny was married to Mary Manship, they later divorced. He then married Sherry Sharp, they later divorced. On Aug. 16, 2008, he married the love of his life, Lori Rohweder-Hamann, at their home in Gladbrook. Kenny had worked at Green Products Company for 34 years; he was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook, and Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. Kenny enjoyed golfing, traveling, was an avid Hawkeye fan and especially enjoyed Iowa football, took great pride in his yard and was very passionate about his car. Kenny loved serving his community, and had been on the town council and been mayor of Conrad from 1988 until 2005. Kenny enjoyed being around his friends and family and was always there for others. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and being funny and fun to be around, he never knew a stranger and after meeting him he was your friend for life. Left to cherish Kenny’s memory is his loving wife Lori, whom he adored, of Gladbrook, his children: Heather (Josh) Sanderson, of Iowa City, Casey Sanderson, of Marshalltown, Brittany Sanderson, of Cedar Falls, Jason (Paula) Hamann, of Gladbrook, and Jaclyn Sherman, of Gladbrook; Kenny’s grandchildren: Dakota, Jordan, Matthew and Ashley; his siblings: Jerry (Linda) Sanderson, of Liscomb, Barb (Jim) Croxdale, of Ames, Bobby (Joni) Sanderson, of Beaman, Ricky Sanderson, of Beaman, LeeAnn Switzer, of Conrad, Gary (Sergio) Sanderson, of Iowa City, Denny (Lynette) Sanderson, of Beaman, Linda (Curt) Hoff, of Nevada and Lori Budziak, of Aurora, Colo.; Kenny’s in-law’s: Anna Mae and Roger Rohweder, of Gladbrook, sister-in-law Julie (Brad) Hooper, of Conrad, and brother-in-law Steve Rohweder, of Gladbrook.r Kenny was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Lois.