Elman "Sandy" Sanders, age 81, died on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in Kalamazoo, MI, where he had been residing with his daughter for the past year. He was a long time resident of the Caroga Lake area and for many years worked for Agway. After his retirement he worked for the town of Caroga until 2011. Members of his family include 4 children: Debra Dodd of Texas, Jacqueline Karasch of South Carolina, Cynthia (Chris) Zawacki of Michigan, and Michael (Dawn) Sanders of Florida; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters: Georgia Crandell of Texas and Patricia (Arnold) Brown of New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; a brother, Milford; and a sister, Muriel. A memorial service will take place in the spring of 2013. Please visit Sandy's personal webpage at www.lifestorynet.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook. Arrangements made by Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler- Kalamazoo, MI (800-882-7594). Memorial contributions may be made to Nick Stoner Trailers, PO Box 127; Caroga Lake, NY 12032 or Cancer Research at the West Michigan Cancer Center, 200 North Park Street; Kalamazoo, MI 49007.