MD Paul Owen Sanderson
Sanderson, Paul Owen, MD Age 76, passed away 11:44 am on September 7, 2019, peacefully surrounded by his entire family. He grew up in Worthington, MN, the son of Kenneth & Evelyn Sanderson. As a teen and into his 20's, he was an accomplished golfer winning many midwestern golf champion-ships. His greatest golf memory was shooting a 59 at his club championship. In college, at Concordia he met his future wife, Janet, and soon decided to pursue a medical career in Ophthalmology. They moved to Edina, MN in 1974 where he delivered compassionate eye care and surgery to countless patients. Meanwhile, raising a family of four children that went on to pursue their own athletic and professional endeavors. Paul developed a brain tumor in 1988 requiring numerous surgeries and radiation treatments that left him unable to practice medicine. However, the love for his family never waned. Although he battled the effects of cancer for 30 years, his life life ended only after witnessing a plethora of family milestones and he was so proud. It is important to note that without the love and care of his wife, Janet, he would not of had that opportunity. Our family would like to thank everyone who said prayers for Paul and supported us throughout this journey. Cheers to a loving and kind soul! Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Evelyn. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet of 53 years, his 4 incredibly thankful children and spouses: Jeff (Mary Jo), Kari Cox (Matt), Scott (Kelly), and Kristin Zinggeler (Yves). He was so grateful to see ten grandchildren thrive: Cameron, Owen, Ben, Madeline, Makenzie, Rylan, Avery, Haley, Oliver, and Alexander. We have faith his spirit and enthusiasm will transcend his life on earth. Celebration of life to be held Saturday, September 14th 11:00 am at Normandale Lutheran Church, Edina, MN.
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