Edward M. Sanger
Edward M. Sanger "Eddie to some", age 81, of Bellingham, WA, passed away peacefully at his home.
Ed was born in Seattle, King County, WA to Edward T. Sanger and Lucile (Lumbert) Sanger, on August 4, 1938. He graduated from Anacortes High School. He was married to Peggy (Houser) Sanger for 59 years. He worked in the grocery industry starting at Albertsons, and later was co-owner of Holiday Foods. He ended his career in the printing business.
He enjoyed trips with his wife Peggy. They would go on cruises, travelling to Hawaii, taking road trips to Palm Springs, but wherever they went they made new friends from all over the world. They would stay in contact and would then plan trips to their houses, or their friends would travel to the U.S. where they become special parts of our family. Ed enjoyed playing Santa for his grandkids and great grandkids every Christmas; a tradition passed down from his dad. He enjoyed taking his kids and grandkids on trips to the ocean, limo rides to the circus, dinners and he was a great leader of his “All Stars”. Every year at our reunion weekend he had many instruments to choose from and play lists to play along and sing, as he encouraged all young and old that participated to do their best and be All Stars. He would hand out ribbons and awards to all.
Ed was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Sanger; two daughters Pam Vetsch, Karen Fancher (Ken) and son Tom E Sanger (Beth) ; four grandsons Jeff, Patrick, Justin and Elliott; six granddaughters Heather, Andrea, Lauren, Cate, Ava and Emily; nine great grandkids Wilhelm, Hailey, Kaylee, Chad Jr., Emma, Charlie, Gwyn and Abbie; as well as four nieces Kimmy, Debbie, Debbie and Gina and one nephew Mark.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; Edward T. Sanger and Lucile Lumbert Sanger and his sister Carol Sanger Fountain.