ELLENTON, FLA.

Paul D. Sauer
March 21, 1947 — Feb. 20, 2019

Paul D SauerPaul D. Sauer, 71, passed away Feb. 20, 2019, at his home in Ellenton, Fla. He was born in West Bend on March 21, 1947, to the late Silverius and Ethel “Jean” (Collins) Sauer. He grew up in Allenton and graduated from Slinger High School. He married Cindy Potter of Allenton on October 1, 1966, at St. Anthony Catholic Church; they were married 34 years until her death in 2000. Paul was drafted into the U.S. Army at age 19 and served in the Vietnam War for 18 months.

Paul remarried on Nov. 18, 2002, to Karen Schoepke. He worked at Amon & Sons paving company until he retired and moved to Florida. Survivors include his wife, Karen; his three daughters, Jill (Larry) Berry of Watertown, Candace Threadgill of Allen, Texas, and Tiffany (James) Dean of Eagle; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Annie (Dave) Maradiago of Verona, Dave Schoepke of Merrill and Sarah Williams of Fort Atkinson; 14 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Julia Leader of Neosho, Evelyn (Richard) Fritche of Hartford, and Lucille (David) Degner of West Bend; and sister- in- law, Kathleen (Sauer) Schelling of New Braunfels, Texas; mother-in-law (Cindy’s mother), Delores Brost of Allenton; and brothers-in-law Tom (Bonnie) Brost of Superior and Jerry (Chris) Brost of Arbor Vitae and sister-in-law Joy (Ed) Lachendro of Beaver Dam . He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; a brother, Robert Sauer; and a brother-in-law, Timothy Leader.

A private family service is being planned. Final resting place will be at the Sarasota National Cemetery with military honors. Memorials in Paul’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warriors or The Salvation Army.

Groover Funeral Home of Ellenton, Fla., is assisting the family. Please leave online condolences at www.grooverfuneral-home.com or https://www.dignitymemorial.com/.