Billy G. Sauerhage

Billy G. Sauerhage, 81, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 11:35 pm, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home, Chester, Illinois.


He was born to the late Louis and Lucille (nee Reed) Sauerhage on September 9, 1940 in Menard, Illinois.


Billy married Donna Kempfer on January 30, 1965 at First Baptist Church in Ellis Grove, Illinois.


He worked in the maintenance department at Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Illinois for 25 years.


He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ellis Grove, Illinois; American Legion Post #487 in Chester, Illinois and AFSCME. He also did car detailing.




         Donna Sauerhage Chester, IL

   2 Children:

         Brian (Amy) Sauerhage San Diego, CA

         Denise (Dean) Andrews Chester, IL

   1 Sister:

         Kathryn Stueve Coulterville, IL

   1 Brother-in-law:

         James Woelich Ste. Genevieve, MO

   5 Grandchildren:

         Chett Andrews, Clayton Andrews, Braden Sauerhage, Ethan Sauerhage and Nicole (Chris) Long

   2 Great Grandchildren:

         Elizabeth Wilson & Conner Long

   Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends


Preceded in Death by: Parents, 1 Infant Son, 3 Brothers – Louis, George & James Sauerhage and 2 Sisters – Norma Jean Woelich & Lola Koch and In-laws – Robert & Edith Kempfer


Memorial Service:

   2:00 pm, Friday, June 24, 2022

   First Baptist Church, Ellis Grove, Illinois


   Rev. Dan Ahlenius


   Ellis Grove City Cemetery

   Ellis Grove, Illinois


   Friday – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

   First Baptist Church, Ellis Grove, Illinois


   First Baptist Church, Ellis Grove, Illinois