Lucille E. Sauer

Lucille E. Sauer, 83, of Columbus, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at the Continental Manor, Randolph, after a prolonged battle with Parkinsonís Disease.

Lucille was born Aug. 28, 1922 to Ernest and Viola (Poppe) Lange, and attended Columbus schools, always excelling in academics and athletics.

In 1943 she married Warren (Butler) Sauer while he was stationed with the U.S. Army in California.

Following their marriage, the couple lived in Columbus and later farmed in Fall River, Waunakee and Waterloo, returning to Columbus in 1962.

Through the years, Lucille worked at the former Borden Co. and former Stokely Canning Co. in the laboratory and at the Columbus Public Library.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid, and also served on the Columbus Cemetery Board.

Due to ill health, Lucille gave up homemaking, moving to assisted living at the Larson House and then to nursing home care at Continental Manor.

She will be remembered as a wonderful person, wife, mother, grandmother and sister to all who knew her.

She will be dearly missed by her three children, Sandra (Ed) Szafranski of Lake Mills, Lee (Susan) Sauer of West Bend and Allen (Donalda) Sauer of Colum-bus; Daniel Schwark, who worked and lived with the family for several years; grandchildren, Eliza-beth, Kimberly and Zachary Sauer; step-grandchildren, Larry Douma, Laura Grossman, Lance Douma and Sara Koller; a foster grandchild, Tirri Kirton; a brother, Raymond (Betty) Lange of Beaver Dam; a sister, Rosalind Zeidler of Columbus; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband in 1994 after sharing over 50 years of happiness together, as well as their son, Scott on March 29, 1978; her parents, and a brother, LeRoy "Sam" Lange on June 15, 2000.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Zeidler Funeral Home, Columbus.

Visitation at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinsonís Foundation or Zion Lutheran Church.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Continental Manor and its staff for the caring, loving treatment Lucille received.