Victor Hugo Sauerhage, Sr., 81, of Benton passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Health in Mt. Vernon.
He was born in Hurst, IL on November 14, 1940 the son of Raymond James & Bertha Mae (Ticer) Sauerhage.
He married Barbara Sue (Moore) on November 28, 1960 and she survives.
Mr. Sauerhage was a member of Steel City Baptist Church. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a Coal Miner for 30 years working for Old Ben #26, Inland Steel in McLeansboro and then Consol at Sesser. His greatest love was camping and the outdoors.
Mr. Sauerhage is survived by his:
Wife: Barbara Sauerhage of Benton
Victor Hugo Sauerhage, Jr of St. Louis, MO
Lynda Depue & husband George of Taylorville
Harry Lee Sauerhage & wife Lisa of Benton
Toni & Tod Morgan of Elkville
Tyler & Kirsten Malkovich of Henderson, NV
Ryan & Brandi Sauerhage of Akin
Ryan & Rachel Fraulini of Akin
Whitney Sauerhage & Mark Kovach of Granite City, IL
Nic & Sam Depue of Taylorville
Tad & Heather Morgan of Sesser
Leah, Noah, Luc, Madeline Depue of Taylorville
Brantlee & Hadley Sauerhage of Akin
Easton & Paisley Fraulini of Akin
Floyd D. "Skip" & Jean Sauerhage of Frankston, TX
Rick & Patty Chick of Marion
Sister-in-law: Wilma Wagoner & husband Bud of Valier and their daughter Janaira
Several Nieces & Nephews
Onae Parker of Belleville
John Parker, Jr. of St. Louis, MO
Kadyn Tucker of Belleville
Royce & Raegyn Gater of Belleville
Very Special Friend: John Parker, Sr. of St. Louis
2 Very Special young ladies in his life, his Addus workers: Lauren Thomason(parttime) of Benton & Lorie Ann Childers(giggles) of West Frankfort
Mr. Sauerhage was preceded in death by his Parents, 2 Sisters-Cordelia Owens & Doris Darnell, 1 Great-Granddaughter-Adalynn Depue, Brother-in-law-Donald Moore.
Funeral servies will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 14th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Joe Zbinden officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday and after 9:00 A.M. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Paradise Prairie Cemetery in Tamaroa.
For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com