Dale Joseph Sauer, 74, died suddenly of a heart attack, Thursday, August 28, 2014, in Louisville, Kentucky, surrounded by his family. He was born July 11, 1940 in Lorain, to John F. Sauer and Evelyn (Kastl) Sauer.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Santos and children, Andrea Crouch (Robert), son, Jon (Malinda), daughter, Gretchen Walker (Chip), son, Sean, son, Benjamin (Kateri); grandchildren, TJ, Wyatt, Ashley, Zach, Milena and Elise; stepchildren, Trina Brown and Troy Torstrick. He is also survived by his brother, Ron Sauer (Sue) and several nieces and nephews; his aunt, Helen Kastl and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents;, several aunts; an uncle and his cousin, Barb Acs.
Dale enjoyed retirement, following a lifetime of service as a pastor, pastoral counselor, and a marriage and family therapist. He graduated from Lorain High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts from Otterbein College in Ohio, 1962, a Master of Sacred Theology from Boston College of Theology in Massachusetts in 1968, and his Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Christian Theological Seminary in Indiana in 1979. He enjoyed his time volunteering at churches and playground ministry.
Dale loved woodworking, cooking, golfing, whale-watching and watching Ohio State Football. He had a wonderful tenor singing voice. He received several awards at the Indiana State Fair for cooking. He made maple syrup for family and friends. He was an Eagle Scout. He loved spending time with his children and his grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10200 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 4 P.M.