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Anna Mary Sauter

Age 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. She was born Anna Mary Deting on October 13, 1928 in Balta, North Dakota, to Matt and Mary Deting. Anna was the first born of 15 children. She grew up working hard on a farm, and married the love of her life Edward Sauter on June 28, 1948 in Fessenden, North Dakota, moving their small family to Roseburg in 1964.

Anna was a waitress for 57 years, working at local establishments such as the Wagon Wheel, Silver Nook, The Oak Cupboard, and Mr & Mrs M’s. She was featured in an article in the News Review in 1986 about how much she loved her job. She never knew a stranger and was a friend to everyone, spending her days filling cups with both coffee and humor. Even after she retired, she greatly missed waiting tables and her regular customers.

Anna and her husband enjoyed making trips back to visit family in North Dakota, camping and fishing at the Oregon Coast. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her family and crocheting gifts for everyone. She was a devout member of St. Joseph Church in Roseburg.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Edward in 1994. She is survived by her children: David (Teresa); Debbiee(Gerald) and Dorinda (Tony) all of Roseburg. She is also survived by numerous brothers and sisters; grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss her immensely.

A viewing will be held at Taylor’s Mortuary on Tuesday, September 17, from 1 - 5 p.m. A Mass of Rosary in her honor is to be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church in Roseburg with the funeral service to follow at 12:10 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Community Cancer Center in Roseburg, as Anna held this cause close to her heart being a cancer survivor herself.


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The News-Review Updated Sep 16, 2013 10:45AM Published Sep 20, 2013 10:34AM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.