James A. Sauer

James A. Sauer

January 20, 1941 – October 3, 2018

Preceded in death by wife, Patricia R. Sauer.  Survived by daughters, Nancy and Lisa Sauer; many brothers, sisters, and other family members; longtime companion, Carolyn Sue Larson and family.

MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Saturday, October 13th at 2pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. in Omaha.  Private Interment.

Memorials may be directed to the family.




  • David House Posted October 9, 2018 9:32 am

    Jim was a long time Cosmopolitan Club member and served at his local club, his Federation, and at the International Level as International President. He was also one of several members who had the foresight to put together our Mobile Diabetes Unit. It has grown today to be the premier mobile diabetes unit in the country.
    Jim will be greatly missed!

  • John & Anita Hubert Posted October 9, 2018 10:10 am

    Sorry for your loss and the loss to our organization he was a outstanding Cosmopolitan.

  • Larry Benton Posted October 9, 2018 2:43 pm

    CeCe and I have some wonderful memories of our visits with Jim and Sue. A Cosmopolitan fact that some might not be aware of. Jim was a very dedicated Cosmopolitan, but he also was able to share all that he enjoyed from being a Cosmopolitan with many other people. I believe he sponsored over 60 new members into Cosmopolitan, probably more than any other member.

  • Pat & Linda Lichter Posted October 9, 2018 3:07 pm

    A great friend and Cosmo. Sorry to hear he is no longer with us, but knew he was struggling for quite a while.

  • Rod J Hamann Posted October 9, 2018 3:07 pm

    Thank You for your hard work and contributions.
    St Albert Cosmo’s

  • Rick Swansbro Posted October 9, 2018 3:08 pm

    I knew Jim for a short time but respect his personal integrity and service on behalf of Cosmopolitan International. Clearly, Jim has positively impacted our club and those who knew him. May God bless Jim’s family with peace and the knowledge that he is with our Lord.

  • Bill Treadway Posted October 9, 2018 3:13 pm

    Condolences from the Council Bluffs Cosmopolitan members. I had the pleasure to talk to him at
    the CornBelt Federation Convention in Omaha. Many of our members knew him and enjoyed visits
    with him over the years. He will be missed.
    Bill Treadway

  • Ludene McLeod Posted October 9, 2018 3:17 pm

    Jim was always a great person to talk to at the conventions, he will be missed. Prayers to Pat and family.

  • Joann and Gary Wensel. Winnipeg Cosmo Posted October 9, 2018 3:18 pm

    Sue, so sorry to hear about Jim, he will surly be missed, some of our fondest memories of Cosmo Conventions included you and Jim. Joann always remembers Jim’s cooking classes. Our sincere sympathies go to you .

  • Randy Baker Posted October 9, 2018 3:21 pm

    Very sorry for your los Sue. Jim did a lot of good as a great volunteer for the Cosmopolitan Organization and the diabetes causes we support. He will be missed and hard to replace.

  • Jerry Sigmund Posted October 9, 2018 3:29 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Sue & all the family. Kaye & I enjoyed many quality hours with Jim during our Cosmo convention activities.His legacy will be remembered always. Jerry & Kaye

  • Art Nelson Posted October 9, 2018 3:36 pm

    We extend our sympathy & heartfelt condolences
    from the Cosmopolitan Club of the Capital Region
    in Harrisburg Pa. Jim contributed greatly to the
    Cosmopolitan cause.

  • Bill Kubat Posted October 9, 2018 3:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Jim was one of a kind. A Cosmopolitan in the highest and best sense of the word and curmudgeonly in the best sense of that word! Colorful, passionate and tenacious for what he cared about and what he thought was important. Cosmopolitan, its work internationally and in the Cornbelt Federation is better because of Jim. We are all grateful!

  • John Keeley Posted October 9, 2018 3:53 pm

    I did not know Jim well because of my relativly short tenure as a Cosmo, yet he did make a positive impression with his fun loving spirit and love of people. Sue, I wish you and your family well over the near future.

  • william quire Posted October 9, 2018 4:21 pm

    sorry for your loss think of you ofton Bill and Phyllis

  • Ray and Myrna Meister Posted October 9, 2018 4:24 pm

    I’ll always remember Jim for his unbridled enthusiasm and love for the Mobile Diabetes Connection as well as his wry sense of humor as we bantered back and forth and exchanged jokes. In his own way he was an inspiration to all Cosmopolitans as we strive to carry out our mission. We love you, big guy, and you will be sorely missed.

  • Scott Knudsen Posted October 9, 2018 4:51 pm

    Jim was a dedicated Cosmopolitan Club member that truly walked the walk. He was a good man and a friend to all. He was absolutely one-of-a- kind and will be missed on many levels but his legacy will live forever. Jim, Your contributions will continue to provide service and assistance to many for many years to come. Rest in Peace Jim. Your work here is done. My God hold you and keep you while you continue to watch over us from above.

  • Russell H. George Posted October 9, 2018 5:43 pm

    We are sad to hear of Jim’s passing! Marilyn and I have many Cosmopolitan memories from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s of International Conventions, Federation Conventions and meetings with Sue and Jim. I also had the pleasure of following in Jim’s footsteps as International President in 1991-92 and experienced Jim’s true dedication as a Cosmopolitan.

  • Dennis & Wendy McCarty Posted October 9, 2018 7:11 pm

    The Cosmopolitan community of members valued Jim’s support over the years he was a Cosmo. God bless you as you grieve his passing.

  • Matt and Liz Chilton Posted October 9, 2018 7:23 pm

    God broke the mold when they made Jim! Once you met him he was impossible to forget and was your friend for life! Liz and I are very sad to lose such a great Cosmo friend. Our sincere condolences and prayers to Sue and Jim’s family. Cosmo will never be the same without Jim!

  • Allan porter Posted October 9, 2018 7:24 pm

    Sorry for your loss!

  • Ed Thompson Posted October 9, 2018 10:27 pm

    What wonderful memories I have of the many great times Marge and I had with Jim and Sue over the many years. My sincere condolences to Sue and to all of Jim’s family. His contribution and dedication to Cosmolopitan will be long remembered. God Bless you Jim.

  • Carroll Highbarger Posted October 10, 2018 5:11 am

    Thank you Jim for creating the Mobile Diabetes Unit which transformed into a permanent diabetes service providing endless help to those in need.

  • Larry Lazzerini Posted October 10, 2018 7:14 am

    Sorry for your loss !

  • Pam Smith Posted October 10, 2018 7:56 am

    Thank you for all you did for Cosmopolitan in your many years of service! Many great memories! Thoughts and prayers go out to Sue and the Families! At this time.

  • Dean & Jan Barry Posted October 10, 2018 8:51 am

    Jan and Dean send our condolence to Sue and Saur family while remembering the great times we had at had at each other houses
    togather at each others houses sharing food and drinks and the football games.

  • Jerry Priebe Posted October 10, 2018 9:48 am

    Sorry for your loss, Sue. Jim was a GREAT Cosmo who will be missed by many! Dana and I enjoyed spending time with you both!

  • Don and Judy Hover Posted October 10, 2018 10:15 am

    We’ve had many great times with Jim and Sue, dating back many years. Jim will always be in our thoughts and prayers. He was truly one of the good guys, respected for his work with Cosmos, loved by his many friends, and (in my case) his taste for good scotch.

  • Keith Hawkins Posted October 10, 2018 1:16 pm

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing,he was a great Man & a great Cosmopolitan! I remember his traveling to make many meetings and clubs proud to be cosmopolitans! Jim left a lasting impression on all and will be sorely missed by all that knew him. Jim’s role in the CDC program lives on. Jim’s family members are in our prayers.

  • Brian & Shelley Duckett Posted October 11, 2018 10:03 am

    Our hearts are broken with the loss of Jim. We met Jim & Sue in 1995 at our first Cosmo International Convention., and have been close friends since. Jim and Sue opened their home to many, and great memories were made. Keeping the Sauer/Larson families in our prayers.

  • Perry Johnson Posted October 11, 2018 3:34 pm

    I read the email notification of Jim’s death with shock and sadness. I have many pleasant memories of Jim and Sue. I especially remember Jim’s many stories of Cosmopolitan history. I truly appreciated his willingly given help and advice. He was truly a PIP!

  • Barry Butterfield Posted October 12, 2018 8:41 am

    Jim, thanks for all you did to help us find a cure for diabetes, and more importantly, to help us become better people. Your stories always had an underlying message, be it one of hope or one of humor. You are missed.

  • Brian & Marilyn Mitchell Posted October 12, 2018 10:17 pm

    Brian and I send heartfelt condolences to you, Sue and to Jim’s and your families. Jim strengthened Cosmopolitan through his many years of dedicated service to our fine organization nationally and particularly to the Cornbelt Federation and the development of the Mobile Diabetes Testing, educational vehicle.

    You and Jim were always such fun participants of every Cosmo Meeting, Federation or International event which you attended religiously. Jim is now at rest but he will always be remembered and appreciated for his Cosmo Spirit. God speed our friend! Sue, we will carry you in our hearts and prayers.

  • Rich and Rose Mary Braun Posted October 14, 2018 9:00 am

    Jm was quite the guy and the great times we had with Sue and Jim will live on in our memory forever, fabulous cook, giving and caring personality, and tons of fun when we got together. You are now at peace in heaven and once again celebrating – now it is everlasting life. God Bless You and your family.

  • Marci Bloom Posted October 14, 2018 9:48 am

    Jim was a wonderful Cosmopolitan and a good friend. John and I shared many fun times with Jim and Sue. My sympathy to Sue and the entire family.

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