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Christopher Patrick Sauer

January 3, 1953 ~ August 30, 2019 (age 66)

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Christopher P. Sauer, age 66, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 at his residence in Celina. He was born on January 3, 1953 in Celina, Ohio to the late Dr. Theodore J. Sauer Jr. and Catalina (Diaz) Sauer. On May 29, 1987 he married Bonnie (Kuck) Kruse, who survives living in Celina. Chris is also survived by his children Dr. Christopher P. (Janelle) Sauer II of Hawaii, Jennifer (Paul) Werling of Powell, Angela (Devan) Peters of Powell. He was “Grampy” to six grandchildren Jason, Ella, Jackson, Lydia, Sophia, Davis, his siblings Margarita Wilson of St. Marys, Michael (Sally) Sauer of the Bahama’s, Nina Van Arsdel of Celina, Lisa (Doug) Pierce of Montana, John (Kathleen) Sauer of California, Dr. James Sauer of Celina and several Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Stephen Sauer.

Chris graduated from Celina High School with the Class of 1972. He was employed at C. A. Industries in Celina and was a tree farmer. He was a member of the Grand Lake United Methodist Church in Celina. Chris was also a member of the Celina Eagles, Celina Moose, Celina Masonic Lodge #241 F & AM and the Antioch Shrine. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating on Grand Lake St. Marys.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Grand Lake United Methodist Church in Celina, with Rev. Matt Overman officiating. His remains will be buried in the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville. Memorial gathering will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina and an hour before services at the Church on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Lake Hospice C/O JTD Hospital Foundation, An Affiliate of the Grand Lake Health System 200 St. Clair St., St. Marys, Ohio 45885. Condolences may be shared with the family on-line at

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Memorial Gathering
September 5, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home
901 Myers Rd.
Celina, OH 45822

Memorial Gathering
September 6, 2019

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Grand Lake United Methodist Church

Memorial Service
September 6, 2019

10:30 AM
Grand Lake United Methodist Church


Grand Lake Hospice
200 St. Clair St. ., St. Marys OH 45885
Tel: 1-419-394-7434

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