L. D. Saunders of Hobe Sound, FL went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 23, 2006. Mr. Saunders was born December 19, 1938 in Kalamazoo to Leland and Bessie (Clemmens) Saunders and had been a long time resident of the area. He had served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. For about 10 years he had owned and operated Saunders Concrete Construction and Pools in Cooper. L. D. enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, puttering in his woodshop, landscaping, gardening and feeding the birds. On January 10, 1957 in Cooper he married Eva Rice, who died in 1999. He was also preceded in death by his father and by an infant brother, Timothy. Surviving are one daughter and four sons, Kymberly Hampton of Alamo, Mick (Sheila) Saunders of Plainwell, Rocky (Suzanne) Saunders of Otsego, Lonnie (Mary) Saunders of Kalamazoo and Tag (Theresa) Saunders of the Philippines; 19 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his mother, Bessie Saunders of Hobe Sound, FL; one sister and two brothers, Romalee Robinson of Florida, Larry Saunders of Kalamazoo and Doug Saunders of Florida; a brother-in-law, Jerry Rice of Shipshewana, IN; several nieces and nephews. Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Plainwell with Pastor Thomas Pace officiating. Burial will follow at WestCooperCemetery. Contributions in memory of L. D. may be made to FIRE International in care of Tag Saunders.