Gene W. Sauer

May 8, 2013 Staff

Gene W. Sauer, of Riverton, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 89 years old.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at Davis Funeral Home, a viewing will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the service. Pastor Robin Stupka will officiate. Internment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Gene W. Sauer was born April 6, 1924, in Bayard, Neb., the son of Henry and Mary (Wagner) Sauer. When he was 9, the family moved to Riverton, where he lived for the next 80 years.

In December 1942, he married the love of his life, Audrey Alyce Gifford, in Riverton.

He worked on the family farm west of Riverton when he was a young man. He then worked for Brecken Construction for 18 years before opening his own business, Custom Cabinets and Millwork, in the 1970s. He retired in 1994.

He kept busy by being involved with the Elks Club, where he was a member for more than 40 years, and the Riverton Country Club for 43 years.

His family said he loved to go skiing, golfing and bowling. Above all he took great joy in spending time with his daughter, granddaughter and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Janice K. Sauer-Gordon of Riverton; granddaughter Dalerae Gordon-Klein and her husband Mark of Colorado Springs, Colo., and their children Taylor Klein, Tucker Klein and Tanner Klein; brothers Bill Sauer, Bob Sauer, Paul Sauer and Kenneth Sauer; and sisters Alma Sauer-Woodard, Renie Bunner and Mary Sauer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary; wife Audrey; daughter Mary Sauer; and brothers Harold Sauer and Ernie Sauer.

Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice or Help for Health Hospice Home in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

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