David Gander
David Gander

Obituary of David Wade Gander

David Wade Gander

Lansing, Michigan

David Wade Gander, 69, of Lansing passed away after his battle with cancer June 29, 2019.  David was born on November 26, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Rhoda and Hubert Gander.  He graduated from East Detroit High School and Michigan State University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance.  He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Lansing.  David was passionate about all types of music and enjoyed gardening.  He was preceded in death by his parents and by his former wife, Claudia Gander. David is survived by his wife, Lauren Kuse Rongo-Gander; his son, Samuel Gander of Minnesota; step-sons, Anthony Rongo of Lansing and Adam Rongo of Illinois; step-daughter, Anastasia (James) Housewright of Pinckney; 3 grandchildren, Jonathan (Sarah) Martinez, Nicolas (Sarah) Martinez and Mackenzie Bausman; one great-granddaughter; sister, Suzanne (Charles) Peters; and nephew, Rolf Peters.  A celebration of David's life will be held 1-3 PM August 3, 2019 at Antioch Church, 5430 South Washington, Lansing, MI 48911.