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Richard Fredrick Sauer

March 26, 2020
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Richard Fredrick Sauer, 80, of Elberon, Iowa passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids unexpectedly.

Due to the current pandemic circumstances, Richard will receive a private burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Vining, IA with military honors. A memorial mass will be planned for a date to be determined. In, lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Richard was born December 10, 1939 in East Providence, RI to Gilbert and Mae (Dufresne) Sauer. He graduated from East Providence High School, a short time after high school he enlisted in the United States Navy. Following the Navy, he began his career as a jewelry chain maker, working his entire career for Armbrust Jewelry Company in Rhode Island. Richard was married to Linda Kirkwood, to this union a daughter was born, before going their separate ways. In 1986 Richard married Patricia (Hlas) Kenahan together the couple lived in Rhode Island until moving to a Hlas century farm near Elberon, IA after retirement.

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Richard Fredrick Sauer

Richard enjoyed farming, raising sheep, woodworking and reading. He was a retired Elberon EMT, and Firefighter, and a current member of the Elberon American Legion, St. Joseph Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Sauer of Elberon; daughter, Lisa Sauer of Warwick, RI; sister, Willough Strauss, of Warwick, RI, brother William Sauer and many more loving family and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents.



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