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Gerald Sauder

October 5, 1926 — July 11, 2014


Roanoke - Gerald D. "Jerry" Sauder, 87, of Roanoke, passed away at 8:21 pm on Friday July 11, 2014 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

He was born on October 5, 1926 in Roanoke to Frank D. and Dora Mae Raub Sauder. He married Ann M. Blunier on October 10, 1948 in Roanoke. She passed away on March 10, 2002.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (Fred) Janssen of Roanoke; Jill (Rick) Wilhelm of Vienna, Va; two sons, Jeff (Jodie) Sauder; Greg "Skip" (Jaime) Sauder both of Roanoke; one sister, Mary Schwind of Roanoke; twelve grandchildren, Troy (Jen), Craig (Laura), and Brett Janssen; Wade, Taylor, Macie and Paige Sauder; Samantha and Alexandria Sauder; Tate, Tess and Reed Wilhelm; and three great grandchildren, Tucker, Reese, and Reagan Janssen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Marilyn; two brothers, Donald and Howard Sauder; and two sisters, Mae Kae Hodel and Myra Leman.

An Army veteran, Jerry served his country during WWII.

After returning home from the war, Jerry began his career in the family business in Roanoke. He worked and was part owner of Sauder Furniture in Roanoke for a span of over 60 years. During this time he was fortunate to have worked with his father, brothers, sons, daughter, nephews, nieces, and grandsons.

He had served on the Village of Roanoke zoning board and the Roanoke Park District board for many years.

He was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3-7 pm at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45 am on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorial contributions may be made to the Roanoke Park District or to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke . Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JUL 14. 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Roanoke
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561-7648


JUL 15. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Apostolic Christian Church - Roanoke
1570 County Road 1300 North
Roanoke, IL 61561

Funeral Services

JUL 15. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Apostolic Christian Church - Roanoke
1570 County Road 1300 North
Roanoke, IL 61561

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