James “Andy” Andrew Sanders

Died Friday morning, July 19, 2019 at Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline. He was born and named James Andrew Sanders on March 29, 1971 at the old St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. His mother Linda Sanders Allen of Grand Haven, Mi and father Gordon L Sanders of Pentwater, MI both survive him.

He leaves his two sisters; Tina Sanders Tilton of Grand Haven and Charity Allen Beeman of Chelsea; two brothers-in-law, Matt Tilton of Spring Lake, MI and Eric Beeman of Chelsea; and twin nieces, Sophia and Eva Tilton of Grand Haven.

He also leaves his Aunt, Linda Gentle; Uncle, Gary Anderegg; and cousins, Jennifer Andregg and Kimberley Wright.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert Allen; Uncle, Jesse Sanders; cousin, Gordy Wright; and all of his grandparents.

Andy had two hometowns: Holland, MI, where he spent his childhood, and Chelsea, where he lived for over 25 years. He made lifelong friends in both communities and in the restaurants where he worked. He was a long-time employee at the Common Grill in Chelsea.

Family and friends were invited to visitation and celebration of Andy’s life at Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea on Monday, July 22, 2019. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.


Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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