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Floy Avis (Anderson) Sauey , Age 97

October 16, 1925 --November 14, 2022

Floy Avis (Anderson) Sauey died on November 14, 2022 at home cared for by family and friends.
Floy Avis Anderson was born October 16, 1925 in Taylor, Wisconsin at home, on the Jackson Farm. Floy was born to Clara Marie (Hanson) and George Lewis Anderson. She was the youngest of 8 children who lived to adulthood. Her mother said she was lucky she wasn't born in the potato fields, as she had been out picking potatoes all day. Floys name was pulled out of a hat, supported by her mother and an older sister.
Floy Anderson grew up in Hawkins, Wisconsin with 5 of her siblings. The family moved there because her father got a job as the stationmaster with the railroad. George, her father died from complications of Type 2 diabetes when Floy was 11. Her mother then ran a boarding house, raising 3 grandchildren in addition to her own children.
Floy was the only girl in the family to graduate from high school. She was a reliable worker at the local theater and the newspaper office. She loved music and played 3 instruments. She was the church organist form many years. Floy met the cute and ambitious, William Raymond Sauey at the theater in Hawkins. Following W.R.'s service in the marines in WWII, he pursued Floy. They married April 25, 1948.
Floy and W.R. had a productive and successful relationship, which they started with very little other than a commitment to each other and hard work. They had 7 children: Craig (Bonnie), Alison (Keith) Martin, Pam (Jim) Lambert, Eric (Elizabeth), Todd, Jason and Sonja (Brian) Stauffacher; 20 grandchildren: Brett, Chad, Nathan, Laura, Katelyn, Derek, Kirk, Kari, Bria, Andria, Clifton, Blake, Gretchen, Kirsten, Melinda, Carl, Paul, Garrett, Austin and Cassandra; 31 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by all close family with the exception of her brother-in-law, Lawrence Sauey, and her nephews Gary Poore and Evan Myers. Her life partner of 74 years, William Raymond died June 10, 2020.
Floy was a supporter and advisor to W.R. in his successful business career. She was known to go to Flambeau and run a blow molding machine when there was a need or state her opinion on management hires. Floy was a humble, unassuming person and was gracious in every setting. She had a wry sense of humor and was a source of constant kindness and support for all her family while quietly living the example she expected of others. Her faith in the Lord was deep and we are comforted to know she is now at peace with God.
Floy Sauey died at under the care of family, friend Anne Hutchens, and caregivers from BrightStar. The family is grateful for all the thoughtful, gentle care given to her.
To say that Floy, Mom, Grandma will be missed is an understatement. She will be in our hearts and characters forever.
Funeral plans are being made with Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 4-7 PM at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 727 8th Street in Baraboo and Friday, November 18th at 10 AM until the funeral service at church.
There will be a celebration of life in Word and Song on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:30 AM at St. Pauls Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to the W.R. and Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, 715 Lynn Avenue, Suite100, Baraboo, WI 53913 or St. Pauls Lutheran Church.


Bradley Aten November 16, 2022

Work Associate Macedonia , Ohio

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mother. May you find strength and comfort from support of family and wide circle of friendships. God bless.

Kevin & Rosie Krueger November 16, 2022

Worked at Flambeau Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

We are so sorry for the family's loss. She was a wonderful person and a joy to be around.

Heather and David Sims November 16, 2022

Company Employee Baraboo , Wisconsin

My sincerest condolences on your great loss. Mrs. Sauey will be greatly missed. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

JOSE LUIS GARCIA November 16, 2022

Flambeau México Employed Saltillo Coahuila Mexico

MI más sentido pésame a la familia Sauey, y pronta resignación por tan lamentable perdida, un gran pilar para esta gran familia, que ha aportado mucho beneficio no solamente en USA, si no también e México, lamentamos mucho esta perdida, y nos unimos a sus oraciones, para la pronta resignación José Luis García San Miguel Ing. Calidad Plásticos Flambeau México

Cara Billingsley November 17, 2022

Quality Technician at the Columbus plant Columbus , Indiana

My sincere condolences to your family. I'm sure Mrs. Sauey will be forever missed. I enjoyed reading about her interesting and inspiring journey. What a joy it must have been having her in your life, and now you can hold her dear in your hearts. Cara

Kelly Knock November 17, 2022

acquaintance/employee Elroy , Wisconsin

I send my sincere condolences. I am thinking of you during this difficult time. My prayers to your family on your loss.

CHRIS BARTLETT November 17, 2022

Employee in the UK NEWBURY

My sincerest condolences on your great loss.

Anthony Thomas November 17, 2022

employee in Madison Covington , Georgia

Praying for your family.

Dennis Markgraf November 17, 2022

Flambeau employee Madison , Ohio

I am so sorry to hear this. Many prayers for the Sauey family during this difficult time.

Sandra A Hall Shavers November 17, 2022

Work at Flambeau in Madison Ga. been here 27 years. Madison , Georgia


Heather Oyler November 17, 2022

Current Employee in Sharon Center OH Sharon Center , Ohio

A lovely worded tribute, to a seemingly remarkable woman. Deepest condolences to the family, sorry for your great loss,

Sheila Stowers November 17, 2022

Works at Flambeau Reedsburg , Wisconsin

My condolences on the passing of Mrs. Sauey. i ran into her a couple times and she was always nice and sweet to me. May God Bless and comfort you all in this time of mourning. She is forever free and happy. God Bless.

Jackie Walton November 17, 2022

Employee at Flambeau Inc Madison , Georgia

My condolence to the family and friends during this sadden time and praying for comfort and strength in the days,months and years to come

Rich and Carol Carani November 19, 2022

Neighbors Minocqua , Wisconsin

Please accept our condolences on the passing of Floy. Our prayers are with all of you over this Thanksgiving holiday. We so much enjoyed Bill and Floy's company they are both missed. Rich and Carol Carani

Ed Geick November 17, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

We extend our condolences to all the family. Your family has inspired positive change throughout our city and I've sincerely enjoyed working with the family on many of those projects.