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Edward F. Sauer

Edward Francis Sauer, a resident of Sacramento, Calif., for 35 years, passed away Jan. 23, 2006, at the age of 84. He was born March 13, 1921, in Chico, Calif.

He graduated from St. Anthony’s Seminary in Santa Barbara, Calif., was a veteran of the Merchant Marines during World War II, and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked for Bank of America as a bank teller, real estate appraiser and bank examiner in the Bay Area and Sacramento. He moved to South Lake Tahoe while working for Guarantee Savings and Loan of Woodland, Calif. While at Tahoe, he worked at Tahoe National Bank as a loan officer and assistant vice president and later sold life insurance.

Mr. Sauer was instrumental in the incorporation of the city of South Lake Tahoe. He was on the first Planning Commission, later serving as chairman, and was active in the Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club of South Lake Tahoe. He later returned to Sacramento and was employed by Pacific Standard Life Insurance Company, Inter-Coast Life Insurance Company, Placer Savings and Loan and Great Western Bank. He retired from First Commercial Bank in 1986 as vice president of the appraisal department. He was an organist and pianist and played for churches in Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeslyn; sons, Lawrence and wife Pamela, Donald and wife Claire, and Robert; daughter, Barbara Currie and husband Bruce; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Delores Schedl and Patricia Stiles; brother, Aelred; brother-in-law, James Lane and wife Marilyn; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward Fredrick Sauer and Gertrude Mullen Sauer; brother, Andrew Jackson Sauer; and sister, Bernadette Spratt.

Per Ed’s wishes, there will be no funeral. An informal celebration of life will take place in March. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Parkinson Association of Northern California, 900 Fulton Ave., Suite 100-5, Sacramento, CA 95825 or to a charity of choice.

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