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Edward J. (Ed) Sauer

Posted 2017-02-17 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ
>>> Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 <<<

Edward (Ed) J. Sauer, 79, of Lake Havasu City passed away peacefully
Feb. 3, 2017.

He was born in Larchwood, Iowa to John and Agnes Sauer. He was one
of seven children.

Ed was a business owner, inventor and race car driver. He spent 20
years of his life racing primarily at Ascot Park. Racing was his
passion -- he won five championships during his career.

In 1957, Ed married the love of his life, Barbara Wittrock. At age
22, he moved Barbara and their two children to California. The
couple had three more children while living in California.

In 2000, Ed and Barbara retired to Havasu, but sadly, Barbara passed
only a short time later. Every summer when the temperature rose, Ed
traveled to visit his children and attend his family reunion in
Iowa. There he spent time with his brothers, sisters, and many
nieces and nephews. He enjoyed fishing with his son and found great
delight in teaching all of his grandchildren -- Jeff, Lauren, Jill,
Tim, Greg, Adam, Megan, Emily and Allison -- how to bait a hook. Ed
was always quick with a joke and loved to make people laugh. He
enjoyed watching NASCAR races, playing slots and dreaming up
inventions. Ed was the rock of his family.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 45 years,
Barbara, and his brothers Johnny and Larry.

Ed is survived by his son Steve Sauer, daughters Lisa (Mike) Pera,
Sherill (Dave) Ketchum, Julie (Tom) Jennings and Autumn (Rob)
Podzunas, sisters Mary Giles and Cecelia Rice, brothers Tony Sauer
and Clarence Sauer.

A gathering of his family and friends is at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home
Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to Hospice of Havasu,
which took wonderful care of Barbara.

Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.

Thoughts and condolences at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.





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