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John M. Saatzer – Obituary

Name: John M. Saatzer

Age: 86

Born: 10-14-1931

Died: 06-30-2018

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Cloud

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for John M. Saatzer, age 86, of St. Cloud.  Reverend LeRoy Scheierl will officiate. John passed away June 30, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hopsital.  Entombment will take place in the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud with full military honors.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.  Parish Prayers will be held at 5:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
John was born October 14, 1931 in St. Cloud to Michael and Mary (Weller) Saatzer.  He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 – 1952. He married Genny Kotschevar on June 29, 1954 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He worked for the Railroad for 42 years and retired as Conductor in 1993.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, the Valhalla Detachment of the Marine Corps League, VFW Post 428, American Legion Post 428, St. Cloud Eagles Aerie 622, BN Vets and NARVRE. 
John will be remembered for his love of dancing and was a member of the Polka Hoppers, love of birds, keeping a meticulous lawn, playing harmonica and was most known for his infamous train whistle. 
John is survived by the love of his life, Genny his wife of 64 years, daughters Sandy (Patrick) Walsh of Atwater, Jan (Bob) Bach of St. Cloud and Debbie (Greg) Bearson of Sartell, grandchildren Michael, Ryan, Brady, Casey, and Maddie, great grandson Mickey, and sister Laverne Halupczok of St. Cloud.
Preceding John in death were his parents, grandson Tom Bearson, brothers Ernie, Ollie and Joseph Saatzer and sisters Betty Nieman, Bernadette Stocker and Rita Turner.
Due to severe flower allergies, non-blooming plants or memorials are preferred.

Guestbook for John M. Saatzer

Cheryl Forsberg
, Friend
August 6, 2018, 4:48 pm
Ginn I just happened on its obit I am so sorry I didn,t get to see both of you before he passed My prayers are with you
Shelley Lamm
, Niece
July 6, 2018, 7:12 pm
It saddens my heart to lose such a special Uncle, but I know that he has joined the rest of the family. Ginny, may God be with you today, and the weeks to follow. Our deepest sympathies for you, and the girls. Love and Prayers, Joe Saatzer Family from Montana Arizona Hawaii and Spain
Janet (Miller) McHugh
, Babysitter
July 5, 2018, 7:17 pm
Genny, My favorite babysitting job was being called by you. You were so lucky to have 64 years with John. Your love for dancing reminded me of my own parents who never missed a dance on Saturday night either at the Eagles or Elks. My husband, John, and I just celebrated our 54th anniversary. I hope we will be as lucky as you. You and your family are in my prayers.
David Halupczok
, Nephew
July 3, 2018, 3:44 pm
The little time spent with uncle John was always a joy. He made me smile. He will always be remembered.
Vern and Kathy Brust
, Friends
July 2, 2018, 10:41 pm
Genny and family, We will always remember all the good times we had with you and John. Especially going to the lake. See you on Friday.
Marci Klimmek
, Friend of WP Legion 428
July 2, 2018, 4:32 pm
Genny and family, I will forever remember John's visits to the WP Legion. He alwys had a train whistle for me. Take care Genny
Marci Klimmek
, Friend of WP Legion 428
July 2, 2018, 4:25 pm
Genny and family, I will forever remember John's visits to the WP Legion. He alwys had a train whistle for me. Take care Genny

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