FIELDON- Thelma Marie Sauerwein, 82, died at 3:00 a.m., Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home.She was born on the family farm near Fieldon on June 1, 1931, the daughter of the late Louis John & Thelma Edwards (Seago) Hagen.Marie was a gentle soul, who had a deep love and devotion to her family. She was dedicated member for many years of the Fieldon United Church of Christ, and was employed as a cook at the Fieldon Grade School, and assisted in the family logging business.She married Edwin Frederick Sauerwein on Jan. 14, 1949 in Fieldon, and the two were blessed with five children and shared 60 years together before his death on April 3, 2009.Surviving are her five children & their spouses, Louis & Mary Ellen Sauerwein of Jerseyville, David & Melodie Sauerwein of Effingham, Dennis & Teresa Sauerwein of Ellisville, Mo., Roger Sauerwein of Jerseyville and Rebecca Sauerwein of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Linda & Jeff McEvers of Jerseyville; 12 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; and two brothers & sisters in law, Raymond & Sharon Hagen of Fieldon and Herbert & Janice Hagen of Fieldon.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. ,Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Barbara Alley officiating.Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ
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