Velma Sauer Obituary

Velma Jane Sauer
Velma Jane Sauer
Velma Jane Sauer

January 20, 2005
Born in Black Hawk County, IA
Resided in Grimes, IA
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Velma Sauer, 80, died Thursday, January 20, 2005 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston from pancreatic cancer. Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, January 24 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale. Per her wishes her body has been donated to Des Moines University Donor Program.

Velma was born in Black Hawk County, was raised and lived in Waterloo prior to moving to the Des Moines area in 1953. Velma operated a day care out of her home for more than twenty years and had worked at Koalaty Time
Day Care for the last 8 years with Friday, January 14 being her last day of work. Velma enjoyed quilting and her grandchildren.

Velma is survived by her children, Ronald Sauer of Grimes, John (Mamie) Sauer of Urbandale, Terry (Marsha) Sauer of Guam and Kathy (Tony) Cirks of Des Moines, her brother Max Wildes and sister Ardith Johnson both Waterloo, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John “Jack” Sauer.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 until service time at the church on Monday morning. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mercy Hospice in Johnson.


God saw you getting weary,
And a cure was not to be.
So He put his arms around you,
And whispered, "Come with me,"

With tearful eyes He watched you,
And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Velma Sauer dedicated seven and a half years at Koalaty Time Too Child Developement Center. The families of Koalaty Time had the privilege of having the opportunity to have Velma as a part of their lives.

Velma had an unbelievable love and compassion for children. Velma was a grandma to everyone.

Thank you Velma for letting us be a part of your life, we will miss you!

Koalaty Time Staff and Families





St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663-66th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Monday, January 24, 2005
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Monday, January 24, 2005
10:30 AM


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131