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SAUER, Raymond (1909-1930)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/3/2020 at 10:08:46

Raymond Sauer
(May 6, 1909 – September 26, 1930)

Ida County Pioneer Records, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Oct. 2, 1930, p.1
Raymond Sauer Taken By Death
Was Student at Ames When Seized With Malady. Former Resident
Ida Grove friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sauer, former residents of this city, are deeply sympathizing with them over the loss of their elder son, Raymond, who passed away Friday evening, September 26, at Marshalltown. Raymond was a young man of exceptional promise and was a student at Iowa State College, Ames, until last Christmas, when he was attacked by a strange disorder, which was later diagnosed as Hodgkins’ disease, a rare form of sarcoma. He was unable to resume his studies and treatment by specialists and hospitals did not halt the course of the malady. His last hours were passed in slumber and without pain and he peacefully slept away. The funeral was held Monday at 2:30 in a mortuary chapel in Marshalltown, and was in charge of the pastor of the Congregational church of that city. A large delegation of fraternity brothers from Iowa State College were present. Among the relatives present were his grandmother, Mrs. Martha Sauer and Honi Lunai of Ida Grove, his uncles Julius Sauer of Shenandoah, and John Neil of Villisca, and uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lenhart of Villisca and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Northrop of Kansas. Raymond Sauer was born May 6, 1909 at Bisbee, Arizona and came with his parents to Ida Grove when he was about five years old. They lived here until 1921 and Raymond attended the Ida Grove schools. Later they moved to Shenandoah and later to Marshalltown, where Raymond graduated from high school when he was 17. Later he attended Marshalltown junior college two years and then went to Ames. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Harold. Raymond was of a quiet, studious disposition and a find personality that endeared him to his family and his associates. He took considerable interest in religious work and was a valuable assistant in the Sunday school of the Congregational church. His untimely death, just as he emerged into manhood, is a matter of deepest regret.


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