He united in marriage with Hazel Carlton at Lafayette, Indiana, November 25, 1908. Mr. Sanger became a member of the Masonic order in May 1912,and joined the order of the Eastern Star in April 1914. He served several years as an employee in State Institutions for the insane in North Dakota, Kansas, Illinois and Indiana.
During the past seven years he and his wife had a restaurant in Lowell. He recently disposed of this business and opened an auto tire salesroom.
Charles Sanger was a respected and esteemed citizen, having many friends. Because of his jovial nature and likable disposition he filled a large place in the community. He was of sympathetic nature, especially toward old people and the unfortunate. He was a great support to his aged father and mother and his aunt, Mrs. Charles Castle. He was never too busy, nor ever too tired to go to their assistance when they called.
He loved his home and the companionship of his wife better than anything else. Both to hiswife and to his mother he but recently expressed his faith in his Heavenly Father, showing a preparation of heart for membership to the church.
He passed away in the early morning, February 6, 1920, aged 36 years, 9 months, and 23 days. His loving wife, aged father and mother, his aunt, Mrs. Charles Castle, nephew, Earl Yates, all specially near to him, together with many other relatives and friends mourn their loss.
The following message was received by Mrs. Sanger Saturday:
We deeply regret our inability to be there to comfort you. This is the hour we must put our trust in Him who loves us all. He will lead us all the way. Into his loving care we give our loved one.
Father and Mother.
A short prayer service was held at the home. Private services were held at the home of Mrs. Charles Castle Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. C.A. Brown pastor of the M...E. church preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Lowell cemetery. Undertaker William Sheets had charge of the burial service. The following members of the Colfax Masonic lodge acted as pall bearers: George J. Hoevet, S.H. Petrie, Thomas Grant, C. N. Gragg, P.M. McNay, E.J. Pixley and J.H. Hayhurst.
Signed: Mr. and Mrs. John N. Sanger.
O joys that have gone, will you ever return
To gladden our hearts as of yore?
Will we find you awaiting us some happy morn
When we drift to eternity's shore?
Will those clear eyes meet our own
As in days that are past?
Will we thrill at the touch of your hand,
O joys that have gone will we find you
At last on the shores of that wonderful land.
Whereas, Our Heavenly Father has been pleased to call from earthly labor to eternal rest on February 6, 1920, our well beloved brother, Charles Sanger, who during the period that he was a member of this Chapter so endeared himself to us by his courtesy and kindly disposition, that his memory will ever be cherished in our hearts, therefore be it
Resolved, that in this bereavement this Chapter is deprived of a loyal and faithful member, who evinced in life the cardinal virtues of the Order.
Resolved, that we sincerely, deeply and affectionately sympathize with his afflicted family, in their sorrow, and remind them that He who notes the sparrow's fall, looks down with infinite compassion upon His suffering children, and that "Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
Resolved, that a copy of the resolution be sent to the family of our deceased brother.
Go to Charles Sanger, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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