AMerican Veteran 11

John W Sauer

October 29, 1924 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 96)

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JOHN W. SAUER – 96, born in Freeport, Illinois to Edwin and Ethel (née Love) on October 29, 1924. A proud World War II Veteran, deployed to Europe/Germany with the 71st Infantry Division.  Oldest and longest resident of Stickney, Illinois for nearly 68 years. Belonged to the Sheet Metal Workers Union since 1956. He retired from Illinois Range Company in 1989, where he was a layout man, primarily working on new kitchen equipment designs for McDonalds. John died peacefully on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange surrounded by family.  John is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Jean (née Sass), his children Stephen (Donna), Kathy (Gene) Teel, and Jeannine, his grandchildren Debra Lindsay, John Lindsay, Jason Hausknecht, Robert (Andrea) Lindsay, Holly Leyden, and Katelyn, his great grandchildren Lindsay and Aaron Kwiatkowski, his sister Mary Kastigar and many nephews and nieces.  John is preceded in death by his children Michael, Christine Lindsay and Thomas, his parents, his brothers Robert and Edwin, many in-laws, family, and friends. We remember John as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, for his precision and problem solving, for all his wisdom and life lessons, and for his enjoyment of SUDOKU, Wheel of Fortune, and Chicago sports, especially the Cubs.  Visitation: Heritage Funeral Home 3117 South Oak Park Avenue, Berwyn, Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 9:30; Mass: Saint Pius X Catholic Church, 4300 South Oak Park Avenue, Stickney Saturday October 2, 2021, at 11:00 am; Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.  Due to COVID-19, services will be limited to family.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to your charity of choice in John’s memory.


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October 2, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Heritage Funeral Home
3117 South Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402

Funeral Mass
October 2, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Pius X
4314 South Oak Park Avenue
Stickney, Illinois 60402

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