Wilbur H. Sadenwater, 90, of Valparaiso formerly of Michigan
City passed away on Friday July 1, 2011 at 6:45 p.m. at the VNA Hospice
Center in Valparaiso, Ind.
Wilbur was born November 8, 1920 in Michigan City, to the
late Edward and Alvina (Clausen) Sadenwater.
On December 25, 1941 in Michigan City he married Rosalie M.
(Downs) Sadenwater, who passed away on January 2, 2011 after 69 years of
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Russell of Michigan City
and Cristine Steele of Valparaiso; four granddaughters, Amy Dombkowski of
West Lafayette, Megan Russell of Edison, New Jersey, Kristen Miller of
Denver, Colo. and Kaitlin Steele of Chicago, Ill.; two great-grandchildren,
Alexandra and Dax Dombkowski of West Lafayette; two sister-in-laws, Shirley
(Bob) Kelly of Michigan City and Donna Roames of Des Plaines, Ill.; one
brother-in-law James (June) Downs of Michigan City; beloved niece Carolyn
(David) Hauk and several other very special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Rosalie; four
sisters, Alice, Marian, Dorothy and Mildred; two brothers, Russell and
Harold; son-in-law Charles "Buzz" Russell and many other relatives and
He worked for Heitchmidt and Erb Lumber Companies in Michigan
He was a lifetime resident of Michigan City and LaPorte
County until 2005, when he and his wife Rosalie moved to Valparaiso.
He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World
He enjoyed years of square dancing and round dancing with his
wife and LaPorte friends. He loved to play softball, go fishing and bowling
for most of his life. He enjoyed his country home for 40 years and rooted
for the Cubs every year of his life.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather who was treasured by his entire family.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 11, at 6:00
p.m. at the Root Funeral Home with Rev. Lance Hilberg officiating. Cremation
has taken place. Burial will follow at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery.
A time of remembrance will be held on Monday from 5:00 - 6:00
p.m. at the Root Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the
Horton VNA Hospice Center, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46385.