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The Rev. Frank Sanders Jr., 62, died last month after a cancer battle.

Former hockey star who founded Woodbury church dies at age 62

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A renowned Minnesota hockey player and the founder of a Woodbury congregation died last month after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Rev. Frank Sanders Jr. died Feb. 17 at the age of 62.


Sanders, who later became a Woodbury resident, left a budding professional hockey career in the 1970s to pursue the ministry. He would later found the Woodbury-based Spirit of Life Bible Church.

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