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Sanner, Clayton E.
B: 29 Apr 1922, in Lancaster, MN
D: 21 Jul 1997, in Fairview University Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Burial: 24 Jul 197, 11 a.m. at the Sychar Lutheran Church with burial in the Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery in Beaver Bay Township.
M: Lois Moran d. 1996

FN: Oscar Sanner
MN: Clara Sanner


Clayton E. Sanner, 75, Silver Bay, died Monday, July 21, 1997, in Fairview University Hospital, Minneapolis. Clayton Sanner was born April 29, 1922, in Lancaster to Oscar and Clara Sanner. He was raised and attended school in Lancaster.

Clayton was a veteran of World War II, serving in European Theater with the 11th Armored Division. He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, where he studied to be an electrician.

Clayton married Lois Moran Sept. 4, 1949. They moved to Silver Bay in the late 1950's where he was an electrician until his retirement in the 1980's. In 1986, he went to work as a foreman at the Tetagouche wayside rest area, where he was still employed.

Clayton was an active member of Sychar Lutheran Church, Silver Bay, a alifetime member of the Silver Bay VFW, American Legion Post 214, Lancaster, the North Central Chapter of the 11th Armored Division, the Silver Bay Golden Agers and the Lake County Historical Society. He also delivered Meals on Wheels in the Silver Bay area and was nominated the Lake County Senior Citizen of the Year in 1997 by Sychar Lutheran Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Patti Sanner, Minneapolis, a special friend, Vallie Parent, Silver Bay, five brothers, Floyd (Peggy) and Glenn (Harriet), both of Lancaster, Lowell (Peggy), Babbitt; Allen (Dolores) and Royce (Jan), both Minnetonka, three sisters, Eunice Yakes, Del Ray Beach, Muriel (Dennis) Keil, Roseville and Carol (Jim) Turner, Dill City, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois, in 1996; daughter Jill, 1993 and a sister Doris in 1964.

Burial was held Thursday, July 24, 1997, 11 a.m. at the Sychar Lutheran Church, with burial in the Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery in Beaver Bay Township. Arrangements by Cavallin Funeral Home, Two Harbors.