Penelope “Penny” J. Sanders | Deaths


Penelope “Penny” J. Sanders, 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 12, 2021. She was born on August 21, 1957 to Marinette to Fred H. and Jean (Goessling) Jaeger, Jr.

Penny graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1980 with a degree in Business Administration. She held several positions at Aerial Co., learning the family business first in Marinette, then in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Returning to Marinette, she was Director of Marketing Communications at Aerial and left that role to run her own family business, Lindsay’s Lawn & Landscape.

The retreat included meeting and loving the man of her dreams, Steve Sanders, whom she married on June 30, 2007. They lived ten beautiful years together, sharing their incredible faith in God, in family and in friends, before he precedes her in death. in 2017. More than anything, Penny loved being a mom and grandmother and established a tradition of having a “Granny’s Day” once a week, creating special moments and memories with her granddaughters. She also had a knack for developing friendships which rewarded her with valuable relationships, some from childhood. Penny was a kind and caring soul whose character of personality gave her a special place among her sisters and brother and in her church family. Her siblings loved spending time with her.

Penny is survived by one daughter: Lindsay Butman (Ceej Kuehnau); granddaughters: Aleah Butman-Martinez and LilyAnn Kuehnau; sisters: Barb (Wayne) Kopish, Lori (Ryan) Hmielewski and Betsy Jaeger; a sister-in-law: Mary Beth Jaeger; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Steve, she was predeceased by her parents: Fritz and Jean Jaeger and a brother: Fritz Jaeger III.

A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at Calvary Church, W1498 Highway 64, Marinette, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 17, 2021, with Pastor Tim Hawthorne as celebrant. Wearing a mask will be compulsory. Interment will be in the Forest Home cemetery.

The Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home helps the family.

If desired, memorial contributions on Penny’s behalf are suggested for the Menominee Animal Shelter.


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