Carole Henrietta Sauer
Oct. 4, 1931 — Dec. 21, 2016
Carole Henrietta Sauer, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Heritage Homes in Watertown. Carole was born on October 4, 1931, in Newburg, the daughter of Alex and Cecelia (Fischer) Casper. She was married to David Sauer on June 14, 1952. They lived in both Oconomowoc and Watertown, and enjoyed their friendships, employment and social outings in both communities.
Carole was a preschool teacher for many years in the Oconomowoc School District. She always enjoyed working with children and was a very patient and kind person. Carole was a gifted artist her entire life. Even in her later years she enjoyed painting and crafts. She loved being outside and tending to her flower gardens. She also always enjoyed spending time with friends and family Carole is survived by her five children, Sarah Sauer of Hartland, Karl Sauer of Milwaukee, Christopher Sauer of McFarland, Tresa Knutson (Gary) of Wales and Rita Sauer-Hissom (Russell) of De Forest; her grandchildren, Jessica (Andrew) Schilling, Cecelia and Paul (Meghan) Wisner, Kristin, Brooke (Benjamin) and Taylor Sauer, Chelsea (Jason) Indra and Rose and Rory Hissom; her great-grandchildren, Ethan, Gabe, Cole and Jasper; her sister-in-law, Annie Casper of West Bend; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carole was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dave, in 2008; her brothers, Herman, Phillip (Janet) and Jack Casper; and her sisters, Bernice (Don) Odgers and Elaine Dille.
The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Homes (a ministry of The Lutheran Home Association) for their continuous loving care of Carole during the years she lived there. Additionally, they would like to thank Rainbow Hospice Care for the comfort and care they gave Carole in the last few weeks of her life.
In lieu of flowers or remembrances, the family requests memorials be directed to The Lutheran Home Association, 337 S. Meridan St., Belle Plaine, MN 56011, in Carole’s memory.
Private graveside services will take place in the spring of 2017.
The Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home in Watertown is assisting the family with their services. For more information, call 920-261-3439 or visit online at www.svfuneralhome.com. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16