Ruth Ann (Haupt) Sauer

Born: Fri., Jul. 22, 1949
Died: Wed., Sep. 9, 2015

Reception Following Service

Sat., Sep. 19, 2015
Location: Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

Memorial Service

10:30 AM Sat., Sep. 19, 2015
Location: Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

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Ruth Ann Haupt Sauer

Ruth Ann Haupt Sauer of Greensboro, Georgia, died Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at her residence at the age of 66.  Ruth was born in Alpena, Michigan on July 22, 1949 to the late Herman Haupt and Neva Nettles Haupt.  She graduated from Alpena High School and married Leo Sauer on May 10, 1969.  Ruth worked for Nations Bank in a career that spanned three decades.   She served the bank faithfully starting out as a teller and quickly rose through the ranks to be the Branch Manager and then Consumer Product Analyst. Ruth retired in 1993.  In 1990 they moved from Lithia Springs to Lake Oconee in Greensboro.  She was happiest when she was surrounded by family and friends. She also enjoyed reading.      

In addition to her husband of forty-six years, Leo Sauer of Greensboro, she is survived by a son, Lee Andrew Sauer of Atlanta, Georgia; brother, Clair Haupt (Shirley) of Aiken, South Carolina and a grandson, Luke Andrew Sauer.  She is survived by other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, 1089 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton, GA 31024 with Pastor Andy Schroeder officiating. There will be a reception and celebration of her life following the service.  The family requests any memorials be made to the Lake Oconee Lutheran Church Building Fund.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Tim and Denise Davis
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. Ruth was a wonderful woman and she will be missed. May God wrap his loving arms around your family and bring you peace and comfort during this time of tremendous loss. Love and prayers to you and your family.
Much love, Tim and Denise Davis

Greg, Jan, Bradley, & Brian Hall
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
Dearest Leo and Andrew,
Please know that you are both in our thoughts and prayers and may God bless you and comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Greg, Jan, Bradley, & Brian Hall

Ann (Torsch) Kunath Alpena Michigan
   Posted Fri September 11, 2015
Yogi, thank you for all the memories! Thank you for all the lessons
in life you taught me in High School. I still never wear white shoes or carry
a straw handbag before Memorial or after Labor Day. Pearls are a
girls best friend, buying quality instead of quantity. I will never forget
the look on your face the day you purchased the SS 396, or riding with
you and listening to your laughter. I have thought about memories
I had not thought about in a long time. I celebrate your life and youthful
friendship. Ann

Sandra Fortier
   Posted Sat September 12, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Ruth Ann and I went to school together in Alpena, Michigan and we were close friends until our lives drifted apart after high school. Yogi, as she liked to be called, was fun-loving and easily made friends.

Mary and Ron Wheeler
   Posted Sat September 12, 2015
To Ruth Ann's husband and son and to Clair and Shirley

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Susan (Flewelling) Pobst
   Posted Sat September 12, 2015
I was so sorry to read of your loss. Ruth Ann and I grew up in the same neighborhood and attended the same schools as well as church. The last time I remember seeing her was at my wedding the summer we graduated. Whenever I return home to ALpena (most recently this past June) as I drive down Campbell St. to my old home on First Ave. I would look at her home and wonder where she had moved on to. Wishing her family peace and comfort at this most difficult time.

Mike & Shelby Storey
   Posted Sun September 13, 2015
Our prayers are with you Leo, I know you will so miss her! I know she is walking the streets of Gold with her new body given to her by God, not that she ever once complained of her body here on earth. Ruth is such a beautiful person inside and out with a love for Jesus in her heart. I will always cherish the friendship we had and count her as a Blessing from God in my life. May God give you the peace that passes all understanding as He so graciously does.
Mike & Shelby Storey

Curt and Karen Bassett
   Posted Mon September 14, 2015
Karen and I are so sorry for your loss and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you struggle through this difficult time.
Curt and Karen Bassett

Karel McKinney
   Posted Wed September 16, 2015
Leo and Andrew, I want to send my sincere condolences. I know Ruth suffered for quite some time. My hope and belief is that she is now at peace. You are in my prayers for peace and strength in the coming days.

Kay Eadie
   Posted Fri September 18, 2015
We were so sorry to read about Ruth's passing. Though we were neighbors for 20 years, I am sorry we didn't get to know her better. She fought a long, hard battle, and now she is whole again and at rest. Leo and Andrew, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kay and John Eadie

Julie and Willy Jackson
   Posted Sat September 19, 2015
Dear Leo, Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your wife, Ruth. May she finally rest in peace, free from pain, in the arms of her savior Jesus Christ. Keeping you and family in prayer during this trying time.