10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Jimmy Lee Sauer April 22, 1943 - June 15, 2020

On Monday, June 15th, 2020 Jimmy (Jim) Lee Sauer, loving Husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away at age 77.

Jim was born on April 22, 1943 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to William Sauer and Elnora Aldrajean Genther. On April 4th, 1962 he married Betty Jane Ashbaker. Together they had 4 children, James, Paul, Timothy, and Jerry. He had a successful career in construction while they raised their children.

Jim was known for his extensive knowledge in construction, helping others with home improvements, working on restoring classic cars, and cooking for his family. He also enjoyed classic John Wayne western movies and sharing those with the people around him. He played cards, and was especially talented in pinochle. Jim shared his incredible sense of humor and kind spirit with all those who knew him. He had great comedic timing and was able to make anyone laugh. He was kind, and was always there to offer advice when he was asked for it.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, William, and his mother, Elnora (Susie), as well as his step father Norman Daines and his brother George John Sauer. He is survived by his wife Betty Jane, his four children, James, Paul, Timothy, and Jerry, his brothers Marion and Bob, and his 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 23th, 2020 at the Dry Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. John’s Catholic Church.

A graveside service will be held, 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Rd., Boise.


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    Torena Sauer says

    I will forever miss our talks on the phone, the jokes a many endless laughs. You were an awesome bonus dad! You will be greatly missed and loved always!

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    Dennis and Janie Burnham says

    We are so sorry for your loss, your family means
    A lot to us

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    Dominique Alicia Pennington says

    I will miss you so much grandpa. I will always cherish the time I had with you and all the laughs we had together. I love you so much and will be missed by many.

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    Jennie McClure-Sauer says

    I am so very glad that I had you in my life, you are a larger than life man whose laugh and sense of humor made the whole world a better place. I will miss your laugh, your sense of humor and your bear hugs. You gave the best hugs, made me feel safe and loved. Thank you for being you and making everything seem brighter and better. I will miss you very much.

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      Mona Barton says

      I am so sorry for your loss. Working with Jim at Ore-Ida was a hoot. We always tried to play tricks on him, but he always got us back. I remember when we posted his car for sale for $200.00. He got revenge! As people before me have stated, he had a wonderful sense of humor and made everyone around him laugh. What a blessing he was to your family.

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