Wilbur C. Sattler 91, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Asbury Park in Newton, Kansas. He was born August 23, 1925 in Newton, Kansas to Karl M and Clara (Davis) Sattler. On February 16, 1957 he married Irene Beck at the Moundridge EUB Church and she survives.
Wilbur was a lifetime Newton resident and a WW II Navy veteran serving in both the South Pacific and Atlantic theatres of operation. He retired as a blacksmith for the Santa Fe railroad after nearly 36 years of service. Wilbur was a lifetime active member of Salem United Methodist Church in Newton where he helped distribute commodities among many other church activities he participated in through the years. He enjoyed gardening, growing tomatoes, baking pepper nuts and also collected belt buckles though the years. Wilbur kept busy volunteering his time to help others.
His greatest joy was that of being a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Wilbur is survived by his wife Irene Sattler of Newton, KS; sons: Charles Lindsey of Peabody, KS and Marc (Diana) Sattler of Newton, KS; daughters Carla Schwabauer of Newton, KS and Kim Black of Valley Center, KS; and one sister Clara Roberts of Marion, KS. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Lester and Herb Sattler; sisters Leona Allen and Maryanna Hoffman; granddaughter Christine Schmidt and great granddaughter Ava Goodpasture.
Graveside service with military honors will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 at Restlawn Gardens of Memory rural Newton with Pastor Ron Kite presiding. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday with the family receiving friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Salem United Methodist Church Endowment Fund c/o Petersen Funeral Home.