In Memory

W. E. Sanders (Faculty)

Willie Edward Sanders, "Bill", 86, died peacefully February 21, 2017. He leaves behind his wife and best friend, Mary Ann (nee Griffin), siblings Wayne (the late Dorothy), Ann (the late Jim) Emmons, Dean (Sue), Donna (the late Jim) Butner, and many nieces and nephews - Bill was the consummate teacher, always viewing his profession as a life work and not a "job". He began his professional career when he signed a contract to teach at East Peoria High School on the check-out counter of the local market he managed. After seven years in East Peoria, where he began their debate program, he was hired to be the debate coach at the soon-to-be-opened New Trier West High School in Northfield, IL. His love of teaching and his students was profound and the friendships that continued until his death with so many of those students attest to his devotion to his life's work. - See more at:

Celebration of his life Sat., March 25, 1-4pm, Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave, Wilmette, IL.