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Norma Jean Sauer
HERINGTON - Norma was born July 1, 1939, at Peabody, Kansas. She was the daughter of Raymond Forrest (also known as Rainbow) and Esther Evelyn (Rempel) Bain. She was a big sister to a brother Gerald; sister, Judy; and her youngest brother, Roger.
She was raised in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School with the class of1957. She was a member of the Church of God in Herington and was church organist for many years.
She married Donald Frederick Sauer, Sr., on April 27, 1958, at Peabody. They had a son, Donald, Jr., and a daughter, Tammi. The children were raised in the Herington schools. She took in babysitting for more than twenty years. After her children had a good start in elementary school, she went to work in the kitchen and cafeteria. When she retired, she volunteered in the library under librarian, Lyneva Bryan.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Webb, in January of this year; her husband, Don, on March 11, 1995; and her parents.
She is survived by a son, Donald Sauer, Jr. and his wife Rhonda, of Parsons; a daughter, Tammi Gossett, and her husband, William, of Middletown, IN; two brothers, Gerald Bain (Myrna) of El Dorado, Roger Bain (Joy) of Emmett, ID; four grandchildren, Aaron and Amanda Sauer, Mitch and Hayley Gossett; special friends, Robert and Mary Ann Nuss of Herington, and Lyneva Bryan of Wichita.
Visitation will be noon Friday, August 31, with services following at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Pastor Shawn Baird will officiate. Memorial Contributions are to the Jefferson Township Fire Department, P. O. Box 11, Sulphur Springs, IN, 47388.
Aunt Norm was such a fun spirited, loving person. She will be missed. Prayers for the Sauer and Gossett families. I love you all.
Silmon Family Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM
What a blessing it was to be her pastor.She truly was a treasure! She always was bright and excited about life. She made our lives so much for having known her.
Glenn and Karen Raw and family Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM
Our prayers are with the family and friends of Norma. She will be missed. May God give you peace and comfort.
Penny and Wes Killingworth Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent on August 30, 2018
God bless you, Norma. With greatest sympathy, Jan and Carolyn Kornilow and family
Expression of Sympathy Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
My condolences to you all. Fond memories of Norma playing the piano at church. Angela Martinez-Blosser
Angela Blosser Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
RIP Norma. You were the best lunch lady, ever. I always loved your smile and kindness.
Jackie (Irving) Mueller Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM
I saw this picture and my heart swelled with warmth. Norma was my babysitter at an early age and all I can remember is her kindness to me. I was so lucky! My deepest condolences to her family.
Angie (Quinn) Jordan Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM
A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on August 29, 2018
With sympathy and love, Jim and Cindy Van Alst, David and Angie Elkins and family, Tori Faust Van Alst and family, Andrew and Cami Parker, Judi and Randy Baugh and family, and Toby and Mary Jones and family.
Expression of Sympathy Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to the family. Norma lived down the street and although I did not know her well, we often visited when I was out walking and shed be outside. She was such a kind lady.
Marcia Mathias Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM