Steven F. Sander, 82, Fairview, MT

Family service for Steven F. Sander, 82, Fairview, MT is at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. The family would like his friends to come to the service and share their stories about their father, Steven. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

Steven was born on Sept. 19, 1940 to parents Ernest and Hazel (Pladson) Sander, Hatton, ND. Steven attended school in Hatton where he played basketball and baseball. He then attended Mayville State College where he received his teaching degree. He met his wife, Earleen Faye Mehus, in high school and they were married on July 28, 1962, Hatten, ND. They began their life together in Fordville, ND where Steven started his first teaching position while also coaching. During their time in Fordville, they had their first son James. Four years later, they moved to Fairview where their second son, John, was born. Steve taught in Fairview for 40 plus years while also coaching basketball and teaching driver's education.

Steven enjoyed gardening, yardwork, and watching old sitcoms and the Price is Right. He always looked forward to seeing his grandkids and spending time with them. After Earleen passed away in March of 2008, Steven looked forward to visits from his long-time teaching friend, Ken Babcock.

Steven passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023 at his home in Fairview, MT.

Steven is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother.

Steven is survived by his sons, James and John (Brandi); grandchildren, Stephanie, Carrie, Carson, Halee, Nash, and Toren; and great-grandchild, Dillon.


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