Victor John Sauerwein, 86 of Bunker Hill, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 1:50 pm. He was born on February 11, 1937, in Bunker Hill to John Sauerwein and Ruth Zarges Sauerwein.
He married Charlene (Bauer) Sauerwein on January 23, 1960, in Edwardsville. He was retired after having worked as a steelworker for 29 years at Laclede Steel. He was also a farmer. Victor was a hunter, fisherman and trapper. He also enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his spouse, Charlene Sauerwein of Bunker Hill; son, Jon (spouse, Theresa) Sauerwein of Bunker Hill; daughters, Joy (spouse, Thomas Wayne) Roswell of Bunker Hill and Jeanne Sparks of Bunker Hill; grandchildren, Tom (spouse, Allison) Roswell, Amy Roswell (fiancé, Tom Silveus), Janna Sauerwein, Benjamin Gettleman, Christina Sparks, Crystal Sparks (significant other, Ian Hilgert), Jesse Sauerwein (significant other, Samantha Crisel), Brandon Sparks (significant other, Lauren Bellm), and Jacob Sparks; great-grandchildren, Carsyn, Savannah, Vivienne, Rylee, and Jetsyn; and sister, Wilma (Richard) Stinnett of Alton.
Victor was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Sylvia Simpson and Bernice Mortimer; and brothers, Eldon Sauerwein, James Sauerwein and Irvin Sauerwein.
Friends may call on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Funeral services are Friday, May 19, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, Bunker Hill with Rev. Brian G. Holle officiating. Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill.
Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church of Bunker Hill. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.