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Wilma M. Sauder, 95, of Eureka, passed away at 7:42 p.m., Sunday July 5, 2015 at Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

She was born March 7, 1920 in Roanoke, IL to William and Martha (Steffen) Aeschleman. She married Charles Sauder on November 29, 1946. He died on November 4, 1969. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

Wilma grew up in Roanoke, the youngest of 8 children. She graduated from Roanoke Schools and then from St. Francis School of Nursing in 1941. She served in the U.S. Army as a nurse in England during WWII. In the early 50's she graduated from Eureka College with a degree in education, then taught second grade in Eureka for 37 years. She also volunteered at OSF hospital in Peoria for 42 years and had over 6,000 hours of service. She was an avid golfer and reader, and also liked an occasional trip to the casino.

She is survived by one son Michael (Judy) Sauder of Eureka; two very special grandchildren, Michael (Jean Littlejohn) Sauder of Iowa City, IA, Melanie (Jeff) Martin of Kansas City, MO; and four great-grandchildren, Daly Martin, Luke Martin, Claire Sauder, and Ben Sauder.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jones and the staff at the AC home for the care that they gave to our mother and grandmother.

A private family graveside service will be held on Friday July 10, 2015 at Olio Cemetery. Argo-Ruestman-Harris is in charge of arrangements.

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