She had the soul of a gypsy, the spirit of a hippie and the heart of an angel.
Marylu Sauer of Madison passed away unexpectedly on May 5th, 2018. Marylu was born in Prairie Du Chien, WI on August 12th, 1956 and was the daughter of Jerry and Inez Sauer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Inez Sauer, her brother and sister-in-law David and Piper Sauer of CA and her sister Frances Treinen of WI.
Marylu was born in Prairie du Chien, WI, then moved to Madison where she attended St. Patrick's School and Madison Central High School. After high school, Marylu traveled and lived in various states including Alaska, Olympia, Washington, San Diego, CA, Eagle Nest and Taos, NM, and then moved back to Madison, WI to be closer to family and friends.
Marylu is survived by her nieces; Linda Bushee, Marcia Secor (Dave), great-niece Nikki Bushee, brother-in-law Don Treinen, nephews Josh Sauer and Montgomery Conley (Nicole) and great niece Bella Conley, several cousins and an amazing abundance of close friends.
Her loved ones knew her as a free spirit who loved nature, camping, swimming, hiking, animals, selling her treasures at flea markets and most importantly spending quality time laughing with her friends and family. The world was a better place with her in it and she will be deeply missed by all who were graced by her laughter and spirit.
Cremation will be completed at Informed Choice Funeral & Cremation Alternatives. Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial and Celebration of Life dinner on May 19th, 2018 at:
VFW Post 8443 Longmire-Truax, 5737 County Road CV, Madison
4-5pm - Memorial/visitation with family and friends
5-7pm - Celebration of Life dinner - Friends and family are invited to share their favorite memories or stories of Marylu during dinner to celebrate her beautiful life.
In lieu of buying flowers, we invite friends and family to instead make a donation to the assist the family with Marylu's final expenses during this difficult time. Any questions can be directed to her niece at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 477-2304.
Tomas And German we Will miss her
Our deepest sympathy to your family, as we all mourn the loss of Mary lu.
She was a wonderful friend of ours and camp neighbor. Her spirit will surely live on on the mountain. She had the heart of a child, and wisdom in life. Some of the younger campers called her "Mama Lu" for her wonderful ability to make everyone feel like family.
She spoke highly of all of you, and her love of life was shared freely.
Much love and prayers for healing hearts
Mario & Christine
Mary Lu had a singsong nickname at camp. "Too-Dee-Lee-Doo" was like ringing a doorbell when she would enter a campsite! You knew who it was, and you were slap down happy when Mary Lu came by!
She had a magical presence about her that was like "fairy dust". And it was contagious! Tough to be crabby when she was around! Just saying!
She's ingrained in my memories - playing miniature golf at 'jimmie's on the bluff', campfires and playing Jenga inside when the rains came! One of the most trustworthy persons - no doubt. She was always there to run an errand, to help, and to always give care. Giving care was her best attribute. She shined when she did!
My prayer is that right now on the other side, Mary Lu is getting the care she needs. I believe that she is feeling the healing. She deserves it. I will miss her for a very long time...like forever! Who could forget meeting Mary Lu?!!