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Katharina Sauer

Katharina Sauer

PIERCE — Services for Katharina Sauer, 88, Norfolk, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierce. The Rev. Marc Lim will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in San Gabriel, Calif.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with a 7 p.m. vigil.

She died Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Homestead Assisted Living in Norfolk.


Born Feb. 11, 1931, in Murga Kreis Tolna, Hungary, she was the daughter of Martin and Katharina Hohmann. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and attended a Catholic grade school in Hungary to the eighth grade.

On April 29, 1950, she married Anton Sauer Sr. Katharina and Anton lived in Ulm, Germany. They moved to the United States in 1955 to California, where Katharina worked in the electronics industry for almost 20 years. They later moved to Nebraska in 1974. Katharina also worked another 20 years in the electronics industry at Dale Electronics.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierce.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Anton Sauer Sr.; a son, Anton Sauer Jr.; her parents; and a brother, Lukas Hohmann. They all have gone home.

Organist for the funeral will be Celine Fehringer with the congregation singing “Nearer My God To Thee,” “Just As I Am Without One Plea,” “On Angel’s Wings” and “Be Not Afraid.”

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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