OBITUARY

Craig Scott Sauer

26 September, 196130 December, 2020
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Craig Scott Sauer, 59, went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2020, surrounded by his family. He fought a valiant fight against Leukemia for over a year. Craig was born on September 26, 1961 to Marie (McClusky) and Oscar H. “Jack” Sauer. He was a surprise for his parents who were told that they could not have children and had reached middle age. In his youth, he was very involved in 4-H and a member of the Victoria County 4-H rifle team. During high school, he participated in the FFA program. In 10th grade, Craig began dating his future bride, Sabra Hosek. Craig graduated from Stroman High School in 1980. His senior year, he was honored as one of Victoria County 4-H Top Ten Boys. Craig then attended Victoria College. Craig married Sabra on August 21, 1982, and they moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M. Craig graduated in 1985 from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. Craig and Sabra were blessed with three children; Grant, Logan, and Shana. Craig began working as an operator for Union Carbide in the HP2 unit, in 1987. He had worked for Union Carbide/DOW for 33 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Hermann Sons. Craig loved working on his farm and tending to his cattle. He was a talented woodworker and seemed to be able to fix anything. The family enjoyed his bar-be-que and his legendary homemade sauce. Traveling with his family made special memories and he was able to see the sights in the 48 contiguous states and Canada. Craig and Sabra were able to travel through Europe twice. Craig is survived by his wife, Sabra Hosek Sauer; his daughter, Shana Sauer of College Station, and his sons and daughter-in-laws, Grant and Melissa, and Logan and Naomi Sauer, of Victoria. He is also survived by a grandson, Charles Craig Sauer and was looking forward to a granddaughter to be born in February. A public viewing will begin 8 am until 5 pm on Wednesday, January 6 at Rosewood Funeral Home. On Thursday January 7, there will be a visitation hour at 9am at Trinity Lutheran Church. The funeral services will begin at 10 am at the church followed by the burial at Shillerville Cemetery. Pallbearers include Henry Hosek III, Jay Young, Justin Hosek, Jack Freyer, Tommy West, and Richard Evans. Honorary pallbearers include Raymond, Cody, and Casey Dugat, and the HP2 Operators and Day Staff. Memorials may be made to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church or donor’s choice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Sabra Hosek Sauer, Wife (married August 21, 1982)
  • Shana Sauer, Daughter
  • Grant (Melissa) Sauer, Son
  • Logan (Naomi) Sauer, Son
  • Charles Craig Sauer, Grandson
  • Sweet baby girl due in February, Granddaughter
  • Oscar H. "Jack" Sauer and Marie McClusky Sauer, Parents (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Henry Hosek III
  • Jay Young
  • Justin Hosek
  • Jack Freyer
  • Tommy West
  • Richard Evans
  • Raymond Dugat, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cody Dugat, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Casey Dugat, Honorary Pallbearer
  • HP2 Operators and Day Staff, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Trinity Lutheran Church

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Wednesday, 6 January , 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 7 January , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, 7 January , 2021

Memories

Craig Scott Sauer

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Bonnie Wilkinson

7 January 2021

Dear Sabra, our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Craig. Yours was an enduring love story we all admired and honored. Craig’s commitment to his faith and family and strong work ethic will be a lasting legacy. May you be comforted knowing he now rests with his Lord.
Prayers for abundant peace ~
Bonnie and Bill Wilkinson

BILLY MORELAND

7 January 2021

I am so sorry to lose a great friend. Although we never quite kept in touch, when we did see each other it was like we were never apart. Craig has such a great lively personality with a contagious smile. He always made you feel well appreciated. It,s been awhile but you will be missed. Prayers out the family and friends during this time. Memories will live on. Sorry could not make funeral due to quarantine reasons.

John Kloesel

6 January 2021

Sabra and family:
My deepest condolences on the passing of Craig. I R.E.M. er him and you all very fondly from trinity. May god wrap his arms around you all and give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. God bless you all.

Billy Hunt

5 January 2021

Dear Sabra, Grant,Logan,Shana and your entire family:
Craig was a man of flawless integrity and I was always proud to call him my friend. Howard Yeary once said " If I had a crew of guys like Craig Sauer, I'd never retire." That says it all. Sabra, you and Craig gave your children all the tools they need to succeed in life, not the least of which was a love for Christ. Your entire family has opened your hearts to Him and let Him take permanent residence there. The entire Sauer family has lifted me up just by your presence. Always remember this: GOD ALWAYS WINS: and He did this time, too! God's blessings always and may He give you strength now and always.

Your friend always,
Billy Hunt

Patricia Patterson Williams

5 January 2021

Sabra
I wish to express my sympathy on the loss of your husband. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I have not been getting out due to the virus and my immune system but you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
The only good thing about being locked up is I have been able to keep family history books updated.
Hugs, Patricia P. Williams

Denise Neel

5 January 2021

I first met Craig and Sabra during their senior year at Stroman High School. I was in my second year as a young teacher, and had the privilege of teaching them. We made an instant connection, and they were instrumental in making my year a pleasurable one. Sabra, I want to express my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of the love of your life. I am so very sorry, and you are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise Neel

FROM THE FAMILY

Craig Sauer~1962

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FROM THE FAMILY

Easter 1963
Courtenay Freyer, Craig and Jack Freyer

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Craig with Santa ~1966~ 5 years old

FROM THE FAMILY

Craig Sauer~1962

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Easter 1963
Courtenay Freyer, Craig and Jack Freyer

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Craig with Santa ~1966~ 5 years old

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March 1966
Craig with his parents
Their 25th Anniversary

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1st grade~William Wood Elementary

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Marie, Craig and Oscar "Jack" Sauer

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Junior Year 1978-79
Stroman High School

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January 9, 1973
David Matula and Craig
4-H Rifle Safety

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Prom 1979 "Southern Nights"
Sabra and Craig

Biography

Craig Scott Sauer, 59, went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2020, surrounded by his family. He fought a valiant fight against Leukemia for over a year. Craig was born on September 26, 1961 to Marie (McClusky) and Oscar H. “Jack” Sauer. He was a surprise for his parents who were told that they could not have children and had reached middle age. In his youth, he was very involved in 4-H and a member of the Victoria County 4-H rifle team. During high school, he participated in the FFA program. In 10th grade, Craig began dating his future bride, Sabra Hosek. Craig graduated from Stroman High School in 1980. His senior year, he was honored as one of Victoria County 4-H Top Ten Boys. Craig then attended Victoria College.
Craig married Sabra on August 21, 1982, and they moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M. Craig graduated in 1985 from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. Craig and Sabra were blessed with three children; Grant, Logan, and Shana. Craig began working as an operator for Union Carbide in the HP2 unit, in 1987. He had worked for Union Carbide/DOW for 33 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Hermann Sons.
Craig loved working on his farm and tending to his cattle. He was a talented woodworker and seemed to be able to fix anything. The family enjoyed his bar-be-que and his legendary homemade sauce. Traveling with his family made special memories and he was able to see the sights in the 48 contiguous states and Canada. Craig and Sabra were able to travel through Europe twice.
Craig is survived by his wife, Sabra Hosek Sauer; his daughter, Shana Sauer of College Station, and his sons and daughter-in-laws, Grant and Melissa, and Logan and Naomi Sauer, of Victoria. He is also survived by a grandson, Charles Craig Sauer and was looking forward to a granddaughter to be born in February.
A public viewing will begin 8 am until 5 pm on Wednesday, January 6 at Rosewood Funeral Home. On Thursday January 7, there will be a visitation hour at 9am at Trinity Lutheran Church. The funeral services will begin at 10 am at the church followed by the burial at Shillerville Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Henry Hosek III, Jay Young, Justin Hosek, Jack Freyer, Tommy West, and Richard Evans. Honorary pallbearers include Raymond, Cody, and Casey Dugat, and the HP2 Operators and Day Staff.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.