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Rita E. Sauer

December 8, 1932 — May 9, 2022

Rita E. Sauer

Primghar, Iowa

Services for Rita E. Sauer, age 89, of Primghar who passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Primghar. Her funeral mass will be at 12:00 (noon) on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Primghar with Father Tim Hogan ~ officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Primghar.

Visitation with family present will be after 11:00 A.M. until service time on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Primghar.

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


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RITA E. SAUER

BORN
December 8, 1932
Granville, Iowa

PASSED AWAY
May 9, 2022
Primghar, Iowa

FUNERAL MASS
12:00 P.M. Saturday, May 14, 2022
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church; Primghar, Iowa
Father Tim Hogan ~ Officiating

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“Amazing Grace”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“Song of Farewell”
“How Great Thou Art”
Organist: Terri Carnahan

CASKET BEARERS
Matthew Jones Jeremy Sauer Nicholas Sampson
Phil Shea Steven Schoening Jay Sauer
Patrick Jones Rick Shea Brent Sampson

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Calvary Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa

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

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

Rita Evelyn Sauer, the daughter of John and Mary (Gaul) Vortherms was born December 8, 1932 in Granville, Iowa. She received her education in Granville and graduated from Granville Spalding High School. She was united in marriage to Richard G. Sauer on August 19, 1952 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 the couple farmed for many years. In retirement the couple remained on the farm. Richard preceded her in death on September 7, 2021 at the family farm. Rita moved to Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley to make her home. She passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Mercy One Hospital in Primghar reaching the age of 89 years, five months and one day.
She was a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Primghar and the Rosedale Club. Rita loved her family and especially enjoyed family times, being on the family farm, gardening and her rose bushes.
Rita is survived by her 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, Helen Stoll of Hospers, Iowa also many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, parents; John and Mary and two brothers and two sisters.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, May 14, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

St. Anthony's Catholic Church

375 S. Green Ave., Primghar, IA 51245

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

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St. Anthony's Catholic Church

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