In Memory Of

Annabelle A. Sauer
November 17, 1929 - July 18, 2019

Friday, July 26th, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Friday, July 26th, 2019 - 11:00am
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Full Obituary

     ANNABELLE A. SAUER, age 89, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Thursday July 18, 2019, at Oakbrook Health & Rehab in Thorp.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 26, 2019 at St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp.  Rev. Baskaran Sandhiyagu will officiate and burial will follow in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery with Annabelle's grandsons serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30am until time of service.
     Annabelle Amelia Hefter was born November 17, 1929 in the Town of Addison, Washington County, WI to Raymond and Viola (Peter) Hefter, Sr.  She attended grade school at St. Peter & Paul Catholic School Nenno, WI.  After completing her education, she was united in marriage to Arthur H. Sauer on October 9, 1948 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Nenno.  The couple first farmed on Arthur's homestead in the Town of Barton for 7 years, then relocated to Fillmore, WI where they progressed with larger acreage from 1955 - 1965.  Ultimately, Arthur and Annabelle and their 6 children moved to Thorp in 1966 to farm over 1000 acres until retiring in 1996.
     Annabelle worked at Amity Leather Works and at the West Bend Company in West Bend, WI in her younger years.  While living in Thorp, she was a dedicated employee at the Thorpedo Restaurant for 40 years.  She showed strength as a breast cancer survivor.  Annabelle loved to garden, play cards (especially sheepshead), going on scenic trips with Art, and was noted as an excellent cook.  But most importantly, she loved spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
     She will be deeply missed by her 3 daughters: Carol Hedler of Wasilla, AK, Patricia Raven of Hayward, WI, Elaine (Frank) Horn of Thorp, WI; 2 sons: Michael Sauer and Jeffrey (April) Sauer, both of Thorp, WI; close family friend: Vern Stewart of Eau Claire, WI;  22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother: Thomas Hefter; sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur Sauer, in 2009; one daughter, Darlene Sauer, in 2008; one granddaughter, Julie Raven, in 2019; 2 sons-in-law: Dennis Hedler in 2016 and Keith Raven in 2019; one sister, five brothers, and one brother-in-law.