King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Mary E. Sanders, 87, Burlington

Mary E. Sanders, 87 of Burlington and formerly of Ft. Madison, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Mary E. Sanders, 87 of Burlington and formerly of Ft. Madison, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:42 PM at the Great River Medical Center.

   She was born on March 30, 1933 in Duluth, MN to Hubert and Florence Bryant Kroning.  On June 27, 1964 she married John M. Sanders in Hudson, WI and he passed away on August 15, 2011.  Mary was a Phlebotomist for the team Doctor for the Minnesota Twins and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Moose Lodge and a Past President of the Women of the Moose.  She obtained her blackbelt in Judo.  Mary loved going to car races for sixty years and had been to over one hundred tracks. 

   Survivors include two sons, Daniel (Kathy) Sanders of Burlington and Brendan Sanders of Ft. Madison; seven grandchildren; two daughters, Shelly Wagoner of Ft. Madison and Jaime Sonnenberg of Riveria, TX; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Michael Wagoner.

    Per her wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  A graveside service in Oakland Cemetery will be held at a later date.  A memorial has been established for PAW Animal Shelter and online condolences may be left at

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