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Bernard Sauer

August 17, 1922 July 2, 2012
Bernard Sauer
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PEORIA HEIGHTS – Bernard F. Sauer, 89, of Peoria Heights passed away at 7:20 p.m. on July 2, 2012 at his residence. He was born August 17, 1922 in Peoria to Joseph and Estelle (Rebstock) Sauer. He married Margaret M. Mooney on June 1, 1946 in Ottawa. She preceded him in death on January 1, 1999. He was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. He is survived by his sons Paul Sauer of Peoria Heights, John Sauer of Peoria, and Joseph (Laura) Sauer of Strongsville, OH; daughters Rita Clark of Peoria Heights and Teresa Rutherford of Metamora; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister Dorothy Sauer of Peoria. Bernard served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He worked as an electrical draftsman at CILCO until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights and American Legion Post #2 in Peoria. Bernard enjoyed bowling, golfing, and fishing. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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