John Sauerzopf, Janesville, WI (1929-2013)
August 20, 1929 - November 16, 2013
John Sauerzopf, age 84, of Janesville, died on Nov. 16, 2013, at home from cancer. He was born on Aug. 20, 1929, in Chicago, IL, the son of John and Stella (Barnett) Sauerzopf. John married Gwenellen A. Snyder on March 31, 1951, and has resided in Janesville, since their marriage. Gwenellen preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 1976. John was a life member of the VFW Post 1621 in Janesville, and the Steamfitters Local #601 in Milwaukee. Following his discharge from military service in 1948, John was employed as a journeyman steamfitter, until his retirement in 1991.
John is survived by two sons, John and Michael (Kay); four daughters: Gwenellen Marie, Linda Caldean, Catherine Sauerzopf, and Carol (John) Farago; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. Private graveside services will be held on a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Agrace HospiceCare New Building Fund. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dad’s private caregivers and the staff at Agrace HospiceCare
for your wonderful care and support
“Oh my friends, it would be better if to those we love we gave tender words while they are with us, than to say them over their grave. Loving words will cost us little as along through life we go. Let us then make others happy; if you love them tell them so.”
Great Grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Barnett