Thomas Ralph Sattler, 89, died peacefully at home on October 2, 2021.
Born in Danville, Illinois on August 3, 1932 to William (Shorty) and Mureline (Holler) Sattler. Tom graduated from Ogden High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Ogden American Legion. Tom was an active member of the Ogden United Methodist Church and served as a Trustee throughout the years. He was a lifelong resident of Ogden and served on the Village Board for a number of years. Tom loved all kinds of outdoor hobbies and activities: gardening, pigeons and pigeon racing, bird watching, fishing, turtle hunting and loved to share his knowledge and wisdom with his family.
No one who spent time with Tom left without learning something. When Tom was no longer able to pursue his outdoor activities, he became an avid bird watcher and Western watcher. The numerous bird feeders were his priority and must be full at all times. He could talk endlessly about Western actors, series and movies. He was a good brother, husband, dad and grandpa to his family and will be truly missed. He will live forever in our hearts and minds.
Tom worked as a plasterer. He was a proud Union member of Local 143 Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons, Champaign, IL. He worked daily until his retirement in 1997.
Tom married Audrey Jeanette Peterson on December 14, 1957. Audrey proceeded him in death (2010). Tom is survived by his three children Thomas Sattler, Jr. (Decorah, IA), Sue Esposito (Ogden, IL) and Barbara (Matt) Fleming (Royal, IL). Tom was blessed with six grandchildren, MacKenzie, T.J., Bill, Samantha, Mickaela, and Daniel. As well as three great grandchildren, Irissa, Lorelei and Fynnlei. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Mureline; his father, William and his brother John. He is survived by a sister, Billie Joyce Busboom of Royal, IL and a brother, Robert Sattler (Joan) of Milford, IL.
There will be a visitation, Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. At the Ogden United Methodist Church. Rev. Jeff Stahl will officiate. A private graveside services will follow the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Tom Sattler’s name to the Ogden-Royal Rescue Squad or the Ogden United Methodist Church.
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