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Mike Sauer

Mike Sauer, 60, of Langdon, ND, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Mike or Mic, as some would call him, was born April 22, 1957, to Lloyd and Dorothy (Schill) Sauer in Langdon, ND. He grew up and attended school in Langdon, graduating in 1975. He continued his education at NDSCS in Wahpeton studying mechanics. He changed his focus and became a long haul truck driver working for different employers including Johnson Farms before turning owner operator, making many runs for CHS. Mike married Laurie Sanford in 1986 until she passed away in 2003. On June 28, 2008, Mike married ShaAnn Bangert in Fargo, ND, and they made their home in Langdon. In 2009, Mike earned his associates degree in accounting from Lake Region in Devils Lake, ND. Mike took a job with Hartley’s bus service and drove a route for a few years and was currently driving the activity bus to out-of-town events while working some for Trent Peterson Farms, which he truly enjoyed.

Mike loved to play cards- especially pinochle with his family, assemble puzzles, play trivia crack and go fishing. He was a huge NASCAR fan and was fascinated with genealogy. He loved history, especially family and local history. It seemed like he didn’t forget anything he read and was a constant source of knowledge and useless information. Mike had a large garden and enjoyed taking care of the pool in the backyard in the summer. Some nights he would go to the Eagles Aerie #3454 to put his quarter in for the member drawing and have a beer. He loved socializing.

Surviving Mike are his wife, ShaAnn, of Langdon; mother Dorothy Sauer of Langdon; and siblings: Duane (Gervanna) of Grand Forks, Carl of Langdon, Jacqueline (Tim) Keith of Chadron, NE, Joyce Sauer of Rapid City, SD, Jeanette (Tim) Houle from Brainerd, MN, and Jennifer (James) Kruize of Fargo, ND, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd, and his grandparents.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND. Visitation will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Parish Center.

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Dear Family and Friends of Mike, I knew Mike from his days at Lake Region State College and his membership in the TRIO-Student Support Services program, which I directed. He was a big-hearted, intelligent man, who is gone much too soon! You have my prayers and sympathy for your loss. May Mike rest in the peace of Christ! Sincerely, Theresa Leiphon

Theresa K. Leiphon Feb 2 2018 12:00 AM

Today is a sad day for me and my family. Uncle Mike was a huge part of my youth and became a big part in my kids early life, especially my daughter, Estacia who he affectionately called Pesty Esty. This gentle giant was a mean pinochle player and loved very much. May you rest your hat one last time, Uncle Mike. My thoughts are with all the other family.

Jami McCardell, Estacia Mullan and Darien Mullan Jan 12 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with your family at this time. I will certainly remember Mike with fond memories-playing pinochle around my father's table with him and then at my own house while drinking coffee. He will be greatly missed and I am proud to say he was part of my family.

Leanne Williams Jan 12 2018 12:00 AM

Farewell nephew. So sorry I can not be with family at this time. Just know I am thinking of you all. Prayers and peace be with you. Betty

Betty Ottesen Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

ShaAnn, my heart goes out to you. You will forever be in my prayers, especially on this very hard day. Mike us watching down in you my dear friend, he will always be with you. I live you and I am always here with you and wish I could be with you today.

Melissa Franek Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mike

Anita Fischer Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Mike's family and loved ones.

Penny Phillips Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Mike was a super nice guy and was always open to visit when every I saw him. Praying for your whole family during this difficult time.

Darrel & Julie Bachman Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

ShaAnn, you are in my prayers. I only met Mike at your wedding, but can tell from all of your messages what a special guy he was. May you find consolation during this time. Brenda

Brenda TeVogt Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss, keeping the family in my prayers.

Holly Pachan Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

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