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Lois Ann Sanborn

August 20, 1928 April 25, 2019
Lois Ann Sanborn
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Obituary for Lois Ann Sanborn

Lois (Liedel) Sanborn joined her Lord in Heaven on the morning of April 25th, 2019. She is reunited at last with her husband of 71 years, Judge Kenneth Noble Sanborn, just five months after his passing last November.

Lois was born on August 20th, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan. She married Kenneth in 1947. As a couple, they shared their love of faith and family, collecting books, and traversing the globe.

Lois herself was a talented gardener and interior decorator. She enjoyed golfing and swimming, and she always found time for book club and her bridge-playing friends. Lois piloted with Ken and was proud of her solo flight. She served as the President of the Lawyers’ Wives of Macomb County.

In all of these things, Lois was God’s faithful servant. She was an active member of St. Isidore Church and was a member of St. Peter’s Altar Society in Mt. Clemens. She was devoted to prayer. After hosting one final family Easter celebration, Lois quietly slipped away to Heaven while in the presence of her family at the age of 90.

After the passing of her beloved husband, Lois remained deeply invested in the lives of her family. She wore the badge of her grandchildren’s silly nickname, “Burma”, with pride. Her family will miss her charming disposition, quiet strength, and gracious soul.

Lois is grieved by siblings Dick (Elaine) Liedel, Sandy (Ron), sister-in-law Gail, children Christine (Tony) Cucchiara, Janice (Gary) Simmers, Mark Sanborn, former Senator Alan (Lori) Sanborn, eleven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, Melvin and Elizabeth Liedel, her brother Larry and her twin brother Wayne (Eunice) Liedel, and her three babies, Diane, John, and Mary Elizabeth Sanborn.

Visitation will be held at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, 46530 Romeo Plank, Macomb Twp, on May 3rd from 2-8pm. On May 4th, Lois will be in-state at 8:30 am with a 9 am Funeral Mass at St. Isidore Church. A procession to Clinton Grove Cemetery will follow the mass.

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2:00 PM 5/3/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/3/2019 8:00:00 PM
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home

46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044

7:00 PM Rosary

Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
46530 Romeo Plank Rd Macomb 48044 MI
United States

Funeral Mass




9:00 AM 5/4/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 5/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Isidore Catholic Church

18201 23 Mile Rd
Macomb, MI 48042

8:30 AM instate or gathering time.

St. Isidore Catholic Church
18201 23 Mile Rd Macomb 48042 MI
United States





10:30 AM 5/4/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Clinton Grove Cemetery

21189 Cass Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48036

Procession to Clinton Grove where committal prayers and burial will take place.

Clinton Grove Cemetery
21189 Cass Avenue Clinton Township 48036 MI
United States

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