Jan. 9, 1935—Aug. 12, 2019
George W. Sauer, age 84, was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Nevada City, CA, to Mathias and Estella Sauer and passed away Aug. 12, 2019, in Longview, WA. After graduating from high school, George joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis. He married Barbara Lee Filla from Kelso on Feb. 9, 1957, and they relocated back to George’s hometown. After four years in California, they returned home to the Longview/Kelso area where they remained and raised three sons.
George is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Barbara; his parents and four brothers. He is survived by sons Daniel (Kathy) Sauer, Ronald Sauer and Jeffrey Sauer; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother and numerous other relatives. George retired from Weyerhaeuser after 37 years. During his leisure time, he enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He made many friends while fishing at County Line Park. George was also a wonderful card player.
A memorial service will be held at Steele Chapel, Longview Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Hospice.