Merna V. Sauer, 82

Merna V. Sauer, 82, of Allenton, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the Hartford Care Center.

She was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Milwaukee to the late Elmer and Olga (nee Fritz) Sauer.

Merna grew up on the family farm in Allenton and worked at the Threshold for many years. She proudly participated in the Special Olympics.

She is survived by her sister, Arlene (Carl) Mueller of West Bend; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Merna is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Olga; her sister, Vicky (Walter) Ritger; her brother, Dan (Mary) Sauer; a niece, Carol Theisen; and a nephew, Jerome Mueller.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday at the church only from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Threshold or the Hartford Care Center are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at

Merna’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Hartford Care Center for the loving and compassionate care given to Merna.