Alva Eugene Sanderson, 81, Vero Beach

Alva Eugene Sanderson, 81, died March 1, 2010, at Indian River Medical Center.

He was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, and lived in Vero Beach for 54 years, coming from his birthplace.

Before retirement, he was employed by Piper Aircraft for 30 years.

He was a member of the Vero Beach C.B. Radio Club.

Survivors include his sons, Bruce Sanderson of Vero Beach and Jim Sanderson of Pulaski, Tenn.; daughter, Sheryl Johnson of Vero Beach; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Sharline Sanderson; sister, Shirley Dreyer; and Tammy Lancaster.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 5011 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Services will be private.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach. A guest book may be signed at

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