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Richard G. Sauer

December 2, 1928 — September 7, 2021

Services for Richard G. Sauer, age 92, of Primghar who passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at his residence. A private family mass will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Primghar with Father Tim Hogan ~ officiating.

Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Primghar.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.


December 2, 1928
Granville, Iowa

September 7, 2021
Primghar, Iowa

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church; Primghar, Iowa
Father Tim Hogan Officiating

“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
“On Eagles Wings”
Organist: Terri Carnahan

Mike Jones Kenneth Sauer
Gary Shea Greg Schroeder
Craig Sampson Steve Brunner
Steve Sauer

Calvary Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa

Military graveside services by:
Chateau-Thierry Post of the American Legion of Primghar.

After the graveside service everyone is invited to a time of fellowship in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.

Richard Gregor Sauer, the son of Joe and Emma (Penning) Sauer was born December 2, 1928 in Granville, Iowa. He received his education in Granville. He entered the United States Army in November 29, 1948 and was discharged on December 5, 1948 and reentered the Army on October 3,1950 and served his country until being discharged on November 4, 1951. He returned to Granville. On August 19, 1952 he was united in marriage to Rita Vortherms at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. The couple moved to a farm near Archer, Iowa where they lived for 7 years and in 1962, they moved to their current farm west of Primghar where Richard farmed until he was 88 years old. In retirement the couple remained on the farm where he passed away on Tuesday September 7, 2021 reaching the age of 92 years nine months and five days.
He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Primghar and the American Legion Post of Primghar. Richard loved his family and especially enjoyed family times and being on the family farm.
Richard is survived by his wife of 69 years Rita Sauer of Primghar, Iowa; their children Shirley (Mike) Jones of Primghar, Iowa; Kenneth (Annette) Sauer of Paullina, Iowa; Janet (Gary) Shea of Primghar, Iowa; Marlene (Greg) Schroeder of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sharon (Craig) Sampson of Primghar, Iowa; Julie (Stephen) Brunner of Fredericksburg, Iowa and Steven( Julee) Sauer of Papillion, Nebraska also 22 Grandchildren 42 Great Grandchildren one sister Kay Delozier of Coon Rapids, Minnesota also many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Emma and six brothers and three sisters.
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