Jed Richard Saunders, 43 of Westville, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2023.  He was born November 10, 1979 in Salem, Ohio, the son of Thomas A. Saunders and Kathy L. (Ward) Meek.  A Veteran of the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne, Jed owned and operated All American Heating and Air Conditioning and had worked in dry wall and remodeling.
Jed is survived by his children, Devin, Asiah, Jacob and Lillian Saunders; father and mother, Thomas and Margarita Saunders; siblings, Jesse Saunders and Joy (Shawn) Olsen; siblings, Marco Ravega and Elaine Ravega; 3 nephews; 5 nieces; and mother of his children, Leah Ruckman-Saunders, her parents, Dennis & Cheryl Yagelski, brothers and sisters-in-law; Chris (Alison), Heather (Jeff Brown), Drew (Brandi), Dane (Gayle), & Katie Yagleski and 4 nieces & 4 nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Meek; grandparents, Richard and Doris Saunders and Richard and Barbara Ward; and a nephew.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a Funeral Service on Monday, October 30th at 10:30 AM.  Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family. Click here to watch the recorded funeral service.


My love and prayers for your family. -Crystal Raue 

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jed. I have no doubt that he will pack the house in one last final farewell. Jed had a heart of gold and gave the best hugs whenever you were feeling down. -Rhiannon Martin 

Would like to send our deepest condolences to all the family members of Jed, We will miss him. -Shirley, Gene, Heath, Avey, Amber, Saunders 

You will be missed by so many people little brother! Love you and miss you already! From, -Shawn and Joy Olsen

Ive known Jed since 1998. Met him on Ft. Bragg NC. We had a lot of fun together. He was amongst my best friends. I lost contact with him around 2001. Found him again on Facebook a few years ago. We were constantly making plans to get together and catch up and things kept coming up. My wife and i were planning to show up at his door the morning of New Years Eve and surprise him. Yet now something has come up. Jed was one of the biggest hearted men ive ever known. Im gonna miss you brother. We will get together to catch up one day. -SGT. Jimmie McCraw 

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