Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL


Emily May Sauer

May 27, 1928June 18, 2020

Emily May Sauer, 92, of Crystal Lake passed away June 18, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was born May 27, 1928 in Chicago to Americo and Julia (Benedetti) Barsotti. On August 1, 1953 she married Richard "Dick" Sauer. Emily and Dick traveled the U.S. in their Winnebago. In their extensive travels they visited every National Park. Emily loved spending time with family and friends. She took great pride in her big Italian family and how close they remained. Her children and grandchildren were her world. Emily is survived by her children, William Sauer, Nancy (George) Cochran, and Patricia (Michael) Kallaus; her grandchildren, Eric, Michael (Kristen), Jennifer, Laura (Josh), Scott, Kyle, Kathryn. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her siblings, Robert Barsotti and Bernice Dillon. Services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NISRA (Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association) at www.nisra.org.


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Emily May Sauer

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Mary Margaret Maule

June 24, 2020

Pat and family:
It is with a fragile heart I write to express my sorrow. Emily was a delightful
Person. I enjoyed getting to know her over the past decade. She was what I always want to be- a fierce spirited woman willing to lean into all life offers. She always struck me a woman who
Would take a big bite out of the apple of life and let the juice run down her chin.
Please know I admired her and am honored to have spent times in joy and laughter with her. Take comfort
In the loving legacy she has left
In how she lived her life. She will
Be missed. In love and light.