Joyce A. Sanders
Date of Birth
April 10, 1931
Oakland, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 20, 2021
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Sunday, January 24, 2021 ~ 2:30 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


*The funeral will be live streamed on Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.


Memorials – in lieu of flowers

Hospice & Home Healthcare of Saunders County
141 E. 5th Street
Wahoo, NE 68066

Joyce A. Sanders, 89 of Wahoo, NE passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on April 10, 1931 in Oakland, NE to Charles and Violet (Larsen) Sanders, Sr.  He graduated from Oakland High School in 1948 and was united in marriage to Bonnie Phillips on November 8, 1950.  They had three children, Kurt, Jacki and Joni.

Joyce farmed for 50 years on their farm northwest of Oakland before retiring and moving to Wahoo in 2002.

He was baptized and confirmed at West Side Methodist Church near Oakland where he received his 50-year membership pin.  He served several years on the United Methodist Church board in Lyons.  After moving to Wahoo, he became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wahoo.

Joyce was a member of the District #33 School Board in Cuming County for six years and a member of the Garfield Township Board in Cuming County for eight years.  He was a member of the Agland Co-op Board of Directors (now known as Central Valley Ag) for 18 years and served as President for three years.

Joyce is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bonnie Sanders; son, Kurt (Sandy) Sanders of Fremont; daughter, Joni (Paul) Pearson of Ceresco; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Molly Rainey of Fremont.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jacki; brother, and sister-in-law, Charles (Jean) Sanders; sister and brother-in-law, Verna (Ervin) Smith.

Condolences for Joyce A. Sanders
  1. Brin and Erin Egr
    • January 22, 2021 - 1 month ago


    Thinking about you and sending you love

  2. RaNae O'Brien
    • January 22, 2021 - 1 month ago

    So sorry to see the passing of Joyce. I always enjoyed visiting with him & Bonnie when they would come for their eye appointments in West Point. Prayers to all his family.

  3. Tausha Pokorny
    • January 22, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Joni and family, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. It was a joy to know your dad, he was a wonderful man. He is now at peace. Prayers for you all!

  4. Twyla Mentzer
    • January 23, 2021 - 1 month ago

    My heart is so sad. Your family is so special to me. I am so sorry for all of the family. Uncle Joyce was such a great person and fun uncle to be around. I loved staying at the farm. Prayers , hugs and lots of love to everyone. 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️

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