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Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Sunday December 29th, 2019

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Patrick Henry Sauble

Patrick H. Sauble, age 98 died December 7, 2019, at the Presbyterian Manor in Newton, KS.  He was born August 15, 1921, in Newton to John C. Sauble and Hildred Jeffers.  He had one sister Rebecca Taylor and a step-mother Frankie Mead.  Pat was a lifetime Chase County rancher and farmer.  He is survived by his children David (Barbara Walker) Sauble, Ann (Galen) Carpenter and Susan (Dennis) Hague; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, brother in law Joe Loriaux and long-time friend Dutch Schultz.  Pat graduated from Newton High School in the class of 1939 and attended Kansas State University before entering the United States Army Air Corps in 1942.  He met and married Mary Palmer and they were together for 65 years.  Pat was very civic-minded.  He served on the Cedar Point School Board, first president of the Kansas Watershed Association, a member of the Neosho Basin Advisory Committee, a member of the Chase County Conservation District from 1955 to 2012, a 70-year member of the Kansas Livestock Association, 75 years as a Mason and Shriner, member of the John McKay Post 308 American Legion, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Kansas State and instrumental in getting the Old Mill in Cedar Point on the National Historic Registry.  Patrick was proud of his pioneering ancestry in Chase County and continued to run the Sauble Ranch until his death.  The land was homesteaded by his grandfather in 1856.  He will be remembered for his zest for life and the multitude of (mostly true) stories that he has passed on to family and friends.  His family will gather with friends on Saturday, December 28, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.  His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Camp Wood YMCA Camp in Elmdale.  Pat will be laid to rest in Griffith Cemetery with military honors.  Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Florence American Legion, Pioneer Bluffs Foundation or the Cedar Point Mill Fund.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Pat at www.ymzfh.com.   

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We will miss Pat greatly for the wonderful visits, tours of the Sauble Ranch, and meals in Cottonwood Falls that my wife Hao and I (and other family members) had with him in recent years. He meant so much to the Ford family. My grandmother (Mattie Sauble Ford) grew up in the now historic Sauble stone house and my father (Frank Sauble Ford), years later, spent many boyhood hours playing at the Sauble Ranch. My parents took my brother and I to visit the ranch often when we were growing up as well. Pat was a walking historian concerning the ranch and the Sauble family, and it was so interesting to hear his many stories and the way he told them. Pat was one of a kind and he will be dearly missed!!

David Ford Dec 26 2019 12:00 AM

Pat was a dear friend to KPTS Channel 8 Public TV for many years. He was dedicated in his financial giving and as the former Director of Development of the station, I always enjoyed receiving his hand written notes that he would send in several times throughout the years. He reminded me a lot of my grandpa. My prayers will continue for his precious family as they cope with the loss of such a great man.
Phil Richardson
Via Christi Foundation-Wichita, KS.

Phil Richardson Dec 24 2019 12:00 AM

The Midian Shriners in Wichita send our sympathy to the family and friends of Pat. As the Plane of Mercy coordinator at Midian, I had the honor of speaking with Pat on the phone numerous times, and I always wished I could meet him in person. I love the phrase used by another person posting a memory on this page: a Legend of the Flint Hills. To still have been running the ranch homesteaded by his grandfather in 1856 was an amazing feat. His loss will be felt greatly by his community and all who knew him.

Penny Cornett Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

RIP neighbor! Ill miss our conversations.

Jane Hershberger Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

Rest Patrick, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Harry Simpson Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

Kansas and the Country has lost an awesome person, that was always there to help anyone in need, and answer any questions having to do with cattle and farming. Growing up Between Rosalia and Beaumont, and being in 4-H, I knew of Pat for many years, but will never forget the last 15 years talking to him about many people we both knew, when he would be at the Hyatt for KLA. Chuck and I will never forget his visits and always amazed us as to his ability to get around at his age. RIP Pat, you will be missed.

Wayne W Wilson Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

Pat Sauble was a Dear Friend of my Father the late Lawrence Osgood, and of our whole family. Always he and Mary were pillars of our community. He will be missed greatly.
Thoughts and Prayers to all his wonderful Family.

Anita Osgood Hind Dec 14 2019 12:00 AM

I also remember Uncle Pat for "his zest for life and the multitude of (mostly true) stories that he has passed on to family and friends." From the early days of rafting and mudslides on the creek to the wild rides herding cattle in the golf cart (don't ever tamp down the same path twice) to the generous three course breakfasts that he cooked every day, he will live on with much affection in my memory. He lived a great live.

Sheri Humphreys Rhein Dec 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of a great man and friend. i still remember when I helped him with a flat tire here in Newton. I took my time because if I would of hurried I would of never heard my share of stories that I will remember forever. A great legend of the flint hill and had great respect for people around him. RIP Pat An end of a great era. God Bless

Greg Brenzikofer Dec 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of Pat. I saw him fairly often at watershed type meetings, KLA and other conservation focused events. A true Flint Hills manager and advocate of the Tallgrass Prairie.

Jeff Davidson Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

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