Marie I. Sauer
September 12, 1906 - April 17, 2002
Marie I. Sauer, 95, of 226 W. Jasper, Gwinn died Wednesday evening, April 17, 2002 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette.
Mrs. Sauer was born September 12, 1906 in Ishpeming, a daughter of the late John & Ida (Swahn) Lehman. On June 10, 1939 she married Walt Sauer at the family home in Gwinn. He preceded her in death in May of 1969.
She was employed for several years as a teacher with the Gwinn School System until her retirement in 1968.
Marie was a member of the Gwinn United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Martha Stewart Church Circle for over 50 years, the Gwinn Historical Society, Forsyth Township Senior Citizens, NMU Distinguished Alumni,RSVP, the Michigan Education Association, Women's Study Club, Clubhouse Advisory Council and the Marquette County Commission on Aging. In 1997 she received the Forsyth Township Outstanding Educator Award. She was active in the community serving on many committees and organizations until suffering a stroke in November of 1999.
Marie had a deep and abiding faith. She loved her family, friends and community in which she lived. She never hesitated to tell people about her beloved town of Gwinn.
Mrs. Sauer is survived by her children, Kay (Gary) Erickson of Gwinn and Robert (Margaret) Sauer of Green Bay; grandchildren, Bruce Erickson of Gwinn, Susan (Tim) Pilgrim of Chicago, Jennifer Erickson of Kalamazoo, Margaret Sauer and fiancee Jason Schomaker of Green Bay, Bob Sauer of Green Bay and Ted Sauer of Stephens Point, WI; great-grandchildren, Aimee, Cody & Matthew Erickson; sisters-in-law, Maxine Lehman of San Carlos, CA and Ione Lehman of Danville, KY; a special friend, Effie Leppaluoto; and many nieces and nephews. Brothers, Eugene, John, & Ted Lehman and sisters, Eva Young and Evelyn Dwyer preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Gwinn Funeral Home on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday at the Gwinn United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Rev. Jackie Roe will be officiating. Interment will take place in the Gwinn Cemetery.
Bruce Erickson, Robert & Ted Sauer, Timothy Pilgrim and Jason Schomaker will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution may wish to consider the Gwinn United Methodist Church or the Gwinn Historical Society.