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IN MEMORY OF Charles F. Sauder

January 9, 2013

Charles F. Sauder 
Charles F. Sauder
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont.
1917 - Charles F. Sauder - 2012

Charles F. Sauder was born on May 3, 1917, to William and Martha (Hackbarth) Sauder in Iona, Minnesota. He was baptized at the home of his parents on October 17, 1917, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in March, 1931, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulda, Minnesota.  Charles attended rural school in Murray County and St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Fulda, Minnesota. On February 2, 1942, Charles entered the armed services and received his basic training in Washington State, and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre in Hawaii and Iwo Jima. On November 2, 1945, Charles received his honorable discharge and returned home to Iona, Minnesota where he farmed with his brother, Stanley.  On June 28, 1949, Charles was united in marriage to Ellen L. Huge at Avoca, Minnesota. They farmed in Avoca, Iona, and Holland, Minnesota. In 1957, they moved to Bellflower, California where Charles worked at Douglas Aircraft. In July of 1962, he was employed as a school custodian in Slayton, Minnesota, and custodian at Trinity Lutheran Church of Slayton. In July of 1972, Charles became employed at the Jackson Public School as custodian until his retirement in 1982. Charles was also custodian of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson until September of 1988. In December of 1988, Charles and Ellen moved to Fairmont, Minneosta where they were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Fairmont. Charles passed away Saturday morning, December 29, 2012, at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Fairmont at the age of 95.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Ellen Sauder; children: Dale (Molly) Sauder, Raymond (Tammy) Sauder, Gary (Nancy) Sauder, Ruth (Robert J.) True, and Jean (Roman) Johnson; grandchildren: Sean Sauder, Dan (Kelly) Sauder, Megan (Eric) Ricard, David Schneider, Cara (Michael Nuara) Sauder, Casey Sauder, Shannon (John) Leysen, Bryan True, Derek (Kalli) True, Kirsten True and friend, Ben Rosol, Alex Johnson, Isaiah Johnson, and Emily Johnson; great-grandchildren: Gavin and Mara Ricard, and Wesley and Tracy Leysen; brother-in-law Albert (Eleanor) Berglund; sister-in-law Faye Sauder; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Charles was preceded in death by his parents William and Martha Sauder; son Leslie Sauder; infant daughter Karen Sauder; granddaughter Tracy Lee Sauder; great-grandson, Charlie Sauder-Nuara; sisters: Louise Meyer, Marion Berglund and Florence Huge; brother Stanley Sauder; two brothers-in-law: Doede Meyer and Lester Huge; and other family members.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial is in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Slayton, MN. The Lakeview Funeral Home of Fairmont assisted the family with arrangements.

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