Morgan Sanders


Morgan Leonard Eugene Sanders, 22, of rural Fremont, died November 15, 2022 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born December 3, 1999 in Iowa City to Dustin Eugene and Brandy Lee Schakel Sanders. He married Deserae Lynn Simmons in June of 2020.

Morgan attended Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School where he played football. He earned a welding certificate from Indian Hills Community College and worked as a welder at Rosemans, JBS Feed Mill in Keokuk County and presently at Vermeer.

Morgan was a football fan, especially the New England Patriots. He liked his bikes, cars and his guns.

Surviving is his wife, Deserae; their children, Ryker Eugene and twins, Waylon Ray and Oakleigh Anne; his father and step-mother, Dustin (Ashley) Sanders of Fremont; his mother, Brandy Sanders of Ottumwa; a brother, Bailey Sanders; a sister, Hayley Sanders; grandparents, Eugene (Diana) Sanders of Sparta, MO, Judith Belk (Karl Wilz) and Hazel Schakel; many aunts and uncles; mother-in-law, Brandy Lynn Stewart (Jeremie Cooksey) and father-in-law, Wayne Simmons (Lisa Tysdal).

He was preceded in death by grandfather, Rick Schakel.

Visitation will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, November 20th at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 21st at Reece Funeral Home with Phil Morrison officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page.

Burial will be in Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

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