Florence L. Sauer

 Florence  L.   Sauer

Florence L. Sauer, 84, of Seneca, KS, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the Maple Heights care home in Hiawatha. She was transferred there from the Hiawatha Hospital on March 6, 2001. She had Alzheimer's disease and had been cared for by her family at home for a number of years.

She was born February 7, 1917, on a farm south of Baileyville, KS, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Ann Haug Dalsing. When she was a young child, the family moved to a farm south of Kelly, where she attended Old Lincoln School. After her father died in 1932, she moved to Seneca with her mother and brother Kenneth. Florence worked at Luebbe's Restaurant, Harsh Drug Store, and Springer's Variety Store in Seneca.

On February 6, 1947, she married Francis Sauer at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. He survives of the home. They lived and farmed northeast of Seneca on the Adolph Sauer homestead, their present home. They had been married 54 years in February.

She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church and St. Ann's Altar Society at the church in Seneca. Florence was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and gardening. Her special joys in life were her children and grandchildren.

Survivors besides her husband are a son, Keith Sauer of Seneca; three daughters, Karen Spielman of Topeka, Shirley Buessing of Troy, and Beverly Hayden of Osawatomie; a sister, Christine Hogan of Omaha, NE; a brother, Kenneth Dalsing of Seneca; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ernestine Wilhelm on July 7, 1989.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM Friday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery. There will be a prayer service at 2 PM Thursday, with a rosary at 7 PM Thursday, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Memorials may be given for the Alzheimer's Association or for Sts. Peter & Paul School, and sent in care of the family.