Edgar Sauder, of Archbold, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, 2019, at the age of 101.
Born April 20, 1917 in Archbold, he was the son of the late Emanuel M. Sauder and Cora (Baer) Sauder.
Edgar married Bonita Whitmer, of Wauseon, in 1940. They have celebrated 78 years of marriage and are the parents of five children: Mary Alice of Lancaster, Pa., Ron (Jan) of Cincinnati, Karen (the late Norm) Wentz of Toledo, Warren (Cindy) of Archbold, and Sher (John) Waidelich of Rockingham, Va., as well as 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He attended Archbold country school and spent his entire working career (55 years) at Sauder Woodworking in various capacities.
During his employment and after his retirement, he sprayed lawns for weeds.
He enjoyed working with wood and did a great deal of building, remodeling and cabinetmaking for his home along with many other items.
He was a lifelong member of Central Mennonite Church, although he was unable to attend services in recent years. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing.
Edgar and Bonita wintered in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., many years.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by siblings Doris Yoder and Valetta Bonilla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Orval Sauder; Lela Sauder; twin brothers Wilmer and Wilbur, who died at birth; and Loren Sauder.
The funeral service took place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Christian Church in Archbold. Interment followed in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) or Cherry Street Mission. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.