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Robert Sauerwein

Robert Sauerwein

Robert Allen Sauerwein, 46, of Marissa, IL; born on November 3, 1970 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in Marissa, IL.

Mr. Sauerwein was an engineer specializing in digital communications.

He was preceded in death by his mother – Mary Lou, nee Pierce, Sauerwein. His uncle – Charles Cathcart.

He is survived by his father – Bobby A. Sauerwein of Marissa, IL. His aunt – Betty Cathcart of Sparta, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to Hereditary Disease Foundation.

No services will be held.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Keith S says:

    Mr. Sauerwein,

    My sincere condolences to you for your loss of an extraordinary young man. Along with my brother, Jeff, I was a good friend of Rob’s for four years at the University of Illinois. We spent lots of time together in the dorms our first two years of college. He often impressed me with his intelligence and he took pride in the fact that during One or both semesters his sophomore year he was able to sleep in and skip a great many of his classes while still getting all A’s. He was a good ping-pong player and a better shot at pool having learned at his family bar and Marissa. He would talk about chicken and beer dances at his hometown much to the delight of his friends. We would also poke fun at him over this along with the supposed school song of his high school. Rob was a roommate in an apartment our junior year. I remember him coming home every Friday after his last class of the week saying every time, “It’s the weekend boys!” He loved the cardinals and jack buck and liked the football cards as well to the point of throwing a glass of root beer at a fellow roommate when he talked poorly regarding the team moving to Arizona. Needless to say we had lots of good times together and he is missed. I’m sure he’s delighting being able to personally speak to his hero, Ronald Reagan.

  2. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for you lost of you son . my vdeepest sympathy to you and your family . . Well keep you all in prayers .

    Posted by: Elaine Frisch – Marissa, IN – Friend Jan 04, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    Robert and I went to high school together. I will never forget all the bus rides, and jokes that went around. I am truly sorry to learn of his passing. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

    Posted by: Karen Heil – Oldsmar, FL – Friend Jan 04, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    We so sorry to hear of loss. He was such a good kid, if there anything we can do don’t please let know.
    Dave and Connie

    Posted by: Dave and Connie Sauerwein – Coumbia, IL – Family Jan 04, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    Oh my Bobby we are so very sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you , Betty and family. Prayers lifted for all of you. Hugs. Bev and Stan

    Posted by: Beverley Lewis – Marissa – Friend Jan 04, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    Bobby, We are sorry to hear of your sons passing. We are sending prayers to you and your family. Sincerely, Bob & Laura

    Posted by: Bob Steele Jan 04, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    So Sorry for your loss,, my deepest sympathy, he was Dawns very dear friend, they each teased each other and had a lot of fun in school, I know he will be deeply missed. GODS blessing and compfort to you and Betty and all the family and friends

    Posted by: carolyn (Simon) Rossman – st. louis, MO – Friend Jan 04, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    I am shocked and saddened to hear about Robert’s passing. Ever since I can remember we were always in a friendly competition about all of our school work and who was smarter!! I always knew Robert was smarter!! Even though I hadn’t talked to Robert in years, I always considered him a good friend and often thought of him and all the laughs we had. I’m so sorry for your loss. Godspeed my friend.

    Posted by: Andrea Rako – Belleville, IL – Friend Jan 04, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    So very sorry for your loss, May God wrap his arms around in this time of sorrow!

    Posted by: Tina Sinn – Chester – Friend Jan 05, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss, Bob.

    Posted by: Don and Dorothy Bollmeier – Marissa, IL – Friend Jan 05, 2017

  11. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Bobbie. I always loved being around him he was always so happy. He love to make everyone smile and laugh. He will be truly missed .

    Posted by: Valerie Fulton Metcalf – Marissa, IL – Friend Jan 05, 2017

  12. Administrator says:

    Bob, Betty, Randy, Kevin and Debbie and all other relatives,
    Our hearts are so sad for your loss. May you be guided out of this tragic week with strength to go forward and have peace in your hearts again.

    Posted by: jerry and sharon cross – Marissa, IL – Friend Jan 05, 2017

  13. Administrator says:

    Bobby, l was shocked to hear the loss of Robert, ALL THE memories of Bobby, Wade and Susie when they were in school brings a smile to my face, he will be missed. From my family to yours with deepest sympathy.

    Posted by: Deborah Harris – Marissa, IL – Family Friend Jan 06, 2017

  14. Administrator says:

    Bobby we are so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort.

    Posted by: Ron and Jean Mayer – Sparta, IL – Friend Jan 06, 2017

  15. Administrator says:

    so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of him.

    Posted by: beckie lynch – champaifn, IL – Family Jan 06, 2017

  16. Administrator says:

    so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of him.

    Posted by: beckie lynch – champaign, IL – Family Jan 06, 2017

  17. Administrator says:

    Our hearts go out to your family. Pat and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Cindy Jones – Sparta, IL – Family Friend Jan 06, 2017

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