Esther (Sautter) Sahli, Obituary


Mrs. John (Esther Sautter) Sahli

Age 80, passed away early Tuesday morning January 7, 1992 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born Esther Marie Sautter on August 22, 1911, in Linton, North Dakota, daughter of the late John and Dorothea (Knoepfle) Sautter.

Esther attended Linton grade school and high school. After graduation she began working at the hardware store in Linton which was owned by her brother-in-law, Jacob J. Kremer. She married John Sahli of Hague, ND on Dec. 12, 1937 and have been married for 54 years. They took up residence in Linton until 1943 when they moved to Wisconsin. Esther was a housewife and mother who enjoyed playing bridge, baking and raising a family of seven boys. She was an excellent cook who learned many traditional recipes from her mother Dorothea. After the children all had grown, Esther and John spent many years enjoying life with their friends and grandchildren. They both were members of Sacred Heart parish in Appleton.

She is survived by her husband John; seven sons and six daughters-in-law; John and friend Judy, Milwaukee, WI; James (Gail), Amherst, VA; Paul (Carole), Pennsacola, FL; Thomas (Kathy), Appleton, WI; David (Connie), Milwaukee, WI; Robert (Sandie), Neenah, WI; Steven (Ninfa), Odenton, MD; a brother, Robert, Oakland, CA; and thirteen grandchildren. She is preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters; Richard, Bismarck, ND; baby Edwin, Artas, SD; Emil, Bismarck, ND; Walter, Bismarck, ND; Bertha (Kremer), Lodi, CA; Alvina (Graf), Cloquet, MN; Magdalena (Weber), Eureka, SD, and baby Edna, Linton.

Visitation will be at the Laemmerich Funeral Home in Menasha on Friday evening, January 10. Funeral services are Saturday morning January 11, 1992, 10:00 am at the Laemmrich Funeral Home and 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Appleton. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Wisconsin.

A great mother and devoted wife, may Our Lord embrace His faithful servant with love and compassion forever. Bless you mom. You were the best.