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Wilbur C. Sattler

June 29, 2017

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.

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10 thoughts on “Wilbur C. Sattler

  1. Your family is in my prayers. Have great weekend memories of him as a kid with Tina. Spent lots of nights at their house. Hugs and prayers.

  2. Love and prayers for family as they learn to go on without you. Thank you sir for your service to this country.

  3. I will miss my hugs on Sunday mornings. Wilbur was almost always the first to greet me at church with a hug and a smile.

  4. Rest in peach, shipmate. I didn’t serve you, but brothers just the same. Fair winds and following seas. US Navy 1986 to 2006

  5. I lived in newton other than my service to this country. Been to war, not harch as yours. On behalf of a great full nation, I salute you. Job well done. I’m truly sorry for your loss. Respectively RM2 Sholders.

  6. Dear Irene,
    My parents Jack and Delores Proctor loved the both of you so much. Wilbur was such a kind and caring Husband, Father and Friend and will be deeply missed by all. Prayers of strength and love to you Irene.

  7. It was an honor to be allowed to share some memories with his family through the years. I always liked to tease him about being Carla’s boyfriend, but he knew it was in jest and would give it right back. My prayers are with the family as they look back on a life well lived and greatly loved.

  8. Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May God bless you and give you peace and comfort.
    Yvonne Acton

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