Daniel T. Sauer, 78
Daniel T. Sauer, 78, of the Town of Addison, died on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Hartford Care Center at the age of 78 years. He was born on Aug. 26, 1932, in Milwaukee to the late Elmer and Olga (nee Fritz) Sauer. As an infant, the family moved to a farm in the Town of Addison, where Daniel lived for the rest of his life.
In 1951, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Korea. Following his discharge, he returned to the Allenton area.
On Sept. 15, 1956, he was united in marriage to Mary P. Buch at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Slinger. Mary predeceased June 22, 2004.
For many years, Dan ran the family farm. After retiring from farming, he continued to care for the land and also operated a hobby farm. In addition to farming, he worked at the former Don's Elevator, the former Kasten Manufacturing, and retired from Amerigas in the early 1990s, where he worked as a delivery driver.
Dan was very active with the Fohl-Martin American Legion Post #483. He served in various positions, including post commander from 1970-1974, vice commander in 1960, 1969 and 1973, adjutant from 1967-1968 and county commander in 1979. He was also a member of the 40 & 8 Club, the Allenton Bowling Association and the Holy Name Society. He assisted in helping to organize and form the Allenton Youth Association. A favorite pastime was playing cards, mainly sheepshead.
Survivors include three children Dave (Gail) of Allenton, Cindy Latter of Allenton and Judy (Brian) Collegnon of Hartford; six grandchildren Katie (Jamison) Johnson, Scott Sauer, Justin Latter, Eric Latter, Ashley Collegnon and Amber Collegnon; one great-granddaughter Haylee Johnson; two sisters Arleen (Carl) Mueller of West Bend and Merna Sauer of Hartford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Betty (Larry) Algiers of Hartford, Bob (Rosalie) Buch of Germantown, Larry (Libby) Buch of Hubertus, Carol Ciriacks of Hartford and Colleen Beimel of Slinger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one sister Victoria (Walter) Ritger, his parentsin-law Raymond and Beatrice Buch, a brother-in-law Joel Ciriacks, one niece Carol Theisen and one nephew Jerry Mueller.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Mon-day, Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Burial will follow with military honors in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Schmidt Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 until 7 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. and also Monday at Resurrection Catholic Church from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m.
Masses or memorials are appreciated.
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