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Francis Sayer services Thursday

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Francis Sayer passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014, in Portage, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Sayer; his father, Andrew George Sayer and mother Florence Belle Sayer; brothers, Harold Sayer and Phillip Sayer.

Francis was born on February 28, 1925, and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, where he attended the Sault Area Public Schools and graduated in 1942. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army during World War II was part of the European Theater.

Francis is survived by his six children, Thomas (Sherri) Sayer of Tomah, Wis., Margaret Sayer of Tucson, Az., Frank (Shelley) Sayer Jr. of Portage, Ind., Korrie (Gerry) Retzloff of Battlecreek, Mich., Lon (Roni) Sayer of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Mikkie (Paul) Schemanski of Petoskey, Mich. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

According to his wishes, Francis will be cremated and his remains placed beside his wife and parents at Riverside Cemetery in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at New Life Wesleyan Church, 75 E 1100 N Chesterton, Ind., where he was a member, with Francisí grandsonís Pastor Andrew Sayer and Pastor Brooks Sayer officiating.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Dr., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

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Posted 2/25/2014