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Bertha (Hammermeister) Sauer died September 19, 2017 in White House TN.
She was born February 16, 1928 in Springboro PA to Friedrich and Helen (Tews) Hammermeister.
Excelling at academics and sports, she attended Edinboro State Teachers College. After teaching at Erie Day School, she moved to Alaska where she met and married Hugh Sauer in 1952. She taught in a one-room school.
After a move to western NY, she taught in public schools and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran, North Boston NY. In retirement she hiked 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail and served in the Peace Corps with her husband.
Predeceased by her daughter, Audrey, she is survived by daughters April (John) Whitt, Jennifer (James) Meyers, Roberta (Michael) Hillhouse, sons Hugh (Mary) and Timothy (Sue) Sauer, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Published on February 7, 2018
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