Alfred Sauer, 78, died Dec. 1, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge.
Alfred Sauer, 78, died Dec. 1, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge. He was born Oct. 12, 1934, at Ellis, the son of Adam and Augusta Hoffmann Sauer. On Sept. 11, 1960, he married Anne Krehbiel of Moundridge, the daughter of Nelson W. and Gladys H. Krehbiel. Anne died on April 22, 2001. In his earlier years, Alfred was associated with Krehbiel Investments and the Clayton Vogt Lumber Company. In his later years he was active at the Moundridge Senior Center, where he served on the Senior Citizens Commission, for six years as chairman, and played on the pool team. He was also on the board of the McPherson County Council on Aging. He is survived by a full sister and brother: Anna Kingham of Norton, and Gus Sauer of Hays. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Anne; Anne's parents; two full brothers, Ludwig and Rudolph; two half brothers, Adam and Ernest; two full sisters, Minnie Kingham and Louise Powell; two half sisters, Martha Armbrister and Marie Armbrister. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge. A private family entombment will be in the Halstead Mausoleum, Halstead. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Moundridge Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Moundridge Senior Citizens Center, in care of the funeral home.