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Steven James Sanders Jr.

Updated: Nov 20


Steven James Sanders Jr, 70, of Des Moines passed away Tuesday November 15, 2022.

He is survived by his children Patrick (Telisa), Debbie Ozaeta(Andrew), Michelle (Barney), Steven "JD" (Mellisa), His companion of several years Sue Antomory, her children Carrie Web (Greg), Travis , Darlo and Nicole Espey. He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, numerous extended family and friends.


Steve will be remembered in many different ways by his family, friends and acquaintances. He was a free spirit who lived life on his terms and was always true to himself. He enjoyed fishing, football, westerns, ice cream, jolly ranchers and a variety of other things.


A long time wish of Steve's was for all of his children to be together at one time. His children and their families will hold a private service to honor that wish. Any other services will be announced at a later date.


He was proceeded in death by his parents Steve and Ruth, his son Joe, brothers Kenny Phipps, Denny Phipps, Bill Phipps, and sisters Barb Phipps and Connie Waddel.