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Christine "Kitty" Johanna Sauer

February 11, 1932 — January 18, 2018


February 11, 1932 ~ Hospers, Iowa
January 18, 2018 ~ Sanborn, Iowa

10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 20, 2018
St. Patrick Catholic Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Celebrant: Father Tim Hogan

Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon; a Scripture Wake Service will be at 7:00 P.M. Friday and a Parish Rosary at 7:30 P.M. Friday all at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
“Psalm 23”
“Hail Mary, Gentle Woman”
“Amazing Grace” sung by: Alex Jungers
Song of Farewell
“On Eagle’s Wings”
Cantor: Todd Karolczak
Organist: Laura Wagner

Donald Johnson Kyle Jungers
Ryan Jungers Bradley Jungers
Adam Sauer Paul Sauer
Eric Klein Brian Klein
St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa

Christine Johanna “Kitty” Sauer, the daughter of Fred and Magdalena (Frederick) Fischer was born in rural Hospers, Iowa. She attended St. Anthony Catholic School in Hospers. Christine was united n marriage to Donald Charles Sauer on January 7, 1953 in Hospers, Iowa. Together they farmed near Sheldon, Iowa for 32 years, before moving into town in 1987. Donald preceded her in death in 1991. Kitty remained in her home until April of 2016, when she moved to the Christian Retirement home in Sheldon. In September of 2017 she moved to the Prairie View Retirement home in Sanborn, Iowa. Kitty passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Prairie View, reaching the age of 85 years, 11 months and 7 days.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Ladies Guild and the Missionary Association She enjoyed being a farm wife and taking care of her family. She took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved all kinds of crafts, but she especially enjoyed crocheting and sewing together quilts.
Christine leaves to cherish her memories her children and their spouses, Diane (Gordon) Johnson of Canton, SD; Cheryl (Dale) Kaskey of Aurelia, IA; Roger (Darla) Sauer of Sheldon, IA; Bev (Tim) Klein of Wells, MN; a daughter-in-law, Sheryll (Dick) Adkins of Baltic, SD; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, a sister, Roseanne Goebel of Worthington, MN; 3 brothers, Harold (Ardell) Fischer of Fulda, MN; Gerald (Yvonne) Fischer of Rock Valley, IA; Jerome (Rita) Fischer of Hospers, IA; a sister-in-law, Catherine Fischer of Sheldon, IA also other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; a son, Glen; a brother, John Fischer and a brother-in-law, Firmin Goebel.

Prayer of
St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to
eternal life.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 19, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

310 10th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery

1988 E. 9th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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