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James "Jim" Dean Sanders

August 17, 1943 ~ June 15, 2018 (age 74)

James “Jim” Dean Sanders, age 74, passed away June 15, 2018 at Hays Medical Center. He was born the son of Elmer and Freda Marie (Leikam) Sanders on August 17, 1943 in Hays, KS.

Jim enjoyed fishing, playing pool and pinball. He was an excellent leatherman and created beautiful pieces of art with leather.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandy Pollman of McPherson, KS; three brothers, Joe Sanders of Florida, John Sanders of Hays & Jeff Sanders and his wife Tammy of Hays; two sisters, Janet Pfeifer and her husband Leonard of Texas & Judy Laurie and her husband Ramon of Russell as well as four grandchildren & six great-grandchildren.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; and a son, James Marsh.

A private family service will be held at a later date. To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit Jim’s memorial webpage at or can be made via email at

Arrangements are in care of Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601.

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