In Memory of




Obituary for Luis Joseph Saunders

Luis Saunders was born 15 December 1989 to Samuel and Irene Saunders. He was later joined by his sister Carla.

Luis was always expressive and affectionate. As he grew, he developed strong interests. One was soccer: he practiced and practiced. In his adolescent and young adult years in Martin SD, if you saw him walking anywhere, he was kicking a soccer ball between his feet. He also enjoyed guitar. Writing lyrics was a creative outlet, and he enjoyed practicing alone or playing with his friends in Minneapolis, where he later lived. He put the same energy into his relationships as he did his interests. He was loyal, compassionate, and he used humor to lift the spirits of anyone around him. Any situation would be an occasion to bring in humor. He would dance silly dances, wear silly hats, or do anything to bring a smile to those around him. When you were with him, you knew he really cared. Luis will always be remembered as a friend who would be there for you whether you needed a lift or a laugh.

He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

There is a GoFundMe page at for anyone wishing to make a donation in his honor.

Luis’s memorial with be Monday, 19 June at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH FUNERAL CHAPEL 1918 University Ave, NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 from 6-7 pm, with an hour before to gather and remember his life. For those who cannot attend in person, a live stream of the service will be available at the link below.