Dorothea Sautter – Linton, North Dakota, 1873-1955

Mrs. Dorothea Sautter is Dead at 82

Mrs. Dorothea Sautter, 82, widow of the late John Sautter, died in the Linton Hospital at 5:35 a.m. Friday, July 22, after a prolonged illness. She had been hospitalized for 83 days.

Born in Odessa, Russia, March 1, 1873, she was the daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Ammons) Knoepfle. At the age of 12 she came to the United States with her parents and settled in South Dakota. Her marriage to John Sautter occurred in a church west of Eureka.

The couple came to Emmons county in 1911 and Mr. Sautter operated a livery stable in Linton for a number of years. He died Feb. 1, 1920. Mrs. Sautter had lived in the county for 44 years.

The deceased leaves the following five sons and four daughters: Richard, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. J.J. Kremer, Linton; Mrs. Ed Graf, Cloquet, Minn.; Emil. St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Martin M. Weber, Eureka, S. D.; Arthur, Lynden, Wash.; Robert, Oakland, Calif.; Wally, Linton; and Mrs. John Sahli, Menasha, Wis. Seven children preceded her in death. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Linton Evangelical United Brethren church of which she was a member for many years. Rev. Wm. Brieher, Linton, and Rev. C. F. Strutz, Bismarck, officiated. Arrangements were by the Kraft Funeral Home. Burial was made in the Linton cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Schuiz, Phillip Fischer, Dan Bechtle, Andrew Kremer, Herbert Beck and Adolph Serr.

Mrs. Martin M. Weber of Eureka, who underwent major surgery in the Eureka hospital Friday morning, was unable to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Dorothea Sautter, who passed away last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Graf of Cloquet, Minn., Mrs. John Sahli of Menasha, Wis., Richard Sautter of Portland and Mrs. J.J. Kremer visited her Tuesday. They report her to be improving daily. Mr. and Mrs. Graf left for home Wednesday morning, stopping at Detroit Lakes where they will visit a cousin, Mrs. Harry Cockran and husband.

Relatives leaving for their homes after attending the funeral of Mrs. Dorothea Sautter were Mrs. John Sahli of Menasha, Wis.; her brother Wally Sautter took her back by car, she having come by plane. They planned to stop in St. Paul to visit a brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Sautter who were unable to come for the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sautter and daughter Mary left Saturday for Bismarck to visit there until Monday when they returned to their home in Oakland, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sautter left Sunday for Portland, Ore., after visiting their son Harry at Bismarck.

Friday evening dinner guests at the J. J. Kremer home were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sautter and Mary of Oakland, Calif., and Attorney and Mrs. Robert Chesrown and daughters.

Attorney Robert Chesrown and his wife left Monday afternoon for Mott where they will visit the Reuben Bloedows, and from there will continue on to Williston to attend the three-day North Dakota State Bar convention. Their daughters and home are being cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Peters.

SAUTTER — We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the beautiful floral tributes, messages of sympathy and for the many memorials from our friends and relatives in the loss of our beloved mother and grandmother. Our special thanks go to Rev. C. F. Strutz and Rev. Wm. Brieher for their comforting messages, to the choir for its songs and to the Evangelical Ladies' Aid. — The Mrs. Dorothea Sautter family.