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David Robert Sauers, Sr.

Born: September 15, 1951; in Ottawa, IL

Died: March 24, 2019; in Dallas, TX

David Robert Sauers, Sr. passed away surrounded by family at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the age of 67. Born September 15, 1951 in Ottawa, Illinois to Daniel and Juanita Sauers, Dave was loyal to his home state, with an endless passion and true fan devotion for his beloved Chicago Cubs and the University of Illinois, Fighting Illini. The Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Lightning were in the running for his affection and appreciation, but, baseball and basketball always took center stage. You might call Dave an ultimate sports fan!

Dave was an athlete himself, playing football, basketball and varsity track and over the past many years, he seldom missed a day at the gym. He enjoyed and talked often about his gym buddies and their chats over coffee following a good workout at LA Fitness. In addition to sports and working out, Dave had a love of music, especially the 70's rock era, with his favorite artists being the Eagles, Bee Gees and Three Dog Night. Many may not know that during Dave's high school years (SHS class of 1969) he was the lead singer and drummer in a local “garage” band and this is where his love of music and rock and roll took root.

Dave is survived by his beloved family - his wife of 22 years, Terri, son Dave Jr. (Celia), stepsons Nicholas (Andrea) and Mathew (Nicole) Alexander, and the joy of his life, granddaughters Kali and Pippa Alexander, whom he so adored and cherished. He is also survived by his father, Daniel Sauers, siblings Julie (Gary) Northrup, Neal (Miguel Cruz) Sauers and Debbie (Joe) Hanchett.

Dave was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Sauers.

He was devoted to and is also survived by his fur babies, Tootsie Roll and Lollipop and preceded in death by Tinkerbell, Buddy and Tucker.

A memorial/celebration of life will be held on April 27th at Magnolia Presbyterian Church in Riverside, California.

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