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Obituary for Evangeline Sauer

February 6, 1924 - November 11, 2016
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 92


Evangeline Ruth Sauer (nee Joslin), of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 in Lebanon, IN. She was 92.
Evangeline was born on February 6, 1924 to Lee and Minnie Belle (Goodman) Joslin. She attended Shortridge High School alongside Kurt Vonnegut. She worked at Eli Lilly and the Benjamin Harrison Home on Delaware Street.
She married Edward Thomas Sauer on October 3,1942. They adored traveling, entertaining during the holidays, and most of all, each other. Together, they visited the Great Wall of China and the Vatican. They frequented the U.S. Virgin Islands and spent many cherished summers with family on Wisconsin lake resorts.
The purpose of her life was her family. She devoted the majority of her years to taking care of them, often giving all she had to ensure their wellbeing. When her husband was listed as a POW during WWII, Evangeline volunteered at a New Jersey factory, where she deburred guns to support the war effort. As her husband succumbed to health problems later in life, she dedicated herself to his care. She was a selfless caregiver.
Evangeline is survived by her three children, Stephen L. Sauer, Karen S. Hassell (husband Tom), and Anthony A. Sauer (wife Cora). She leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her parents, her sister Helen Kingsley, her son, Edward T. Sauer, and her beloved husband, Ed.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home at 481 West Main Street, Greenwood, IN 46142. The family will be receiving guests at the funeral home from 1:00 until the time of service at 2:00 pm. Burial will immediately follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.
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