Minnie Sauer

Hamilton County

Minnie Sauer, 95, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.She was born on Aug. 7, 1917 near London, Ky., to Adam and Louisa Konitzer Schott.Minnie was an avid sports fan and participant. As a young woman she played on a softball team for Union Underwear, in Frankfort, Ky., where she worked for 26 years. Kurt and Minnie won many bowling awards on teams in Hamilton, Ohio.They traveled often on fishing and camping trips. She enjoyed watching University of Kentucky basketball and the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves. Minnie always enjoyed visiting her niece Louise (Lenwood) Nichols of White House, Tenn., and spoiling their dogs.However, she loved the Lord the most and was faithful to His church and His Word. She was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church and the Genesis Sunday School Class in her later years.She was preceded in death by husbands, Leo True and Kurt Sauer.Minnie is survived by a daughter, Joyce (Jimmy) Johnson; sons, H. Gene (Lillie) True, of Frankfort, Ky., Ronald (Patty) True, of Chattanooga, (her caregivers for her last 9 years); brother, Elmer Schott; sister; Effie Chestnut of Laurel County, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Clark officiating.Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with David True, Sam Quattrochi, Larry Kramlich, Bryan Gonser, Larry Winters and John Colvin serving as pallbearers.Honorary pallbearers will be the Genesis Sunday School Class and Dennis and Irene Brown.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.Contributions may be made to the Food Closet for the Needy of Oakwood Baptist Church, 4501 Bonny Oaks Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416, or to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416.The family wishes to express gratitude to friends and to caregivers of Hospice of Chattanooga.The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today, Aug. 16, 2012, and one hour prior to the service on Friday.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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