Our precious mother, LaDonna Tade Sauer, went to walk with the angels on April 4, 2022.
She was born on September 29, 1932 to Edward and Lillian (Stroud) Tade in Ossette, Montana. She was the third of six children. She was raised in a farm family in eastern Montana where she attended Nashua School.
She met Simon Perter “Sam” Sauer and wed him on October 6, 1951 at Queen of Angels Church in Nashua, Montana. With their adventurous spirits, they moved to Anchorage, Alaska in the spring of 1952. While in Alaska, she worked at the post office for 10 years, was a house wife, earned her high school diploma at the age of 40, and received her real estate license and sold property. Her love for real estate and the stock market continued through the remainder of her life. They lived in Alaska for 25 years where they raised two children.
After her husband retired in 1976, they moved to Glasgow, Montana to live their dream of farming. They farmed the Tade farm until Sam passed away in 1992. She stayed on the hill and farmed with her son, Jason, until 2007. For health reasons, she moved to Billing, Montana in 2007 where she resided until her passing. She loved spending with her family and extended family. Her years of traveling to Arizona to spend time with her brothers and sisters were some of her favorite memories. She loved to play games and entertain guests at her home. She left us with many memories and great stories to share.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lillian Tade; her husband, Sam Sauer; brothers, Edward Tade Jr. and Marvin Tade; and her sister, Helen Elkin.
LaDonna is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Sauer; son, Jason (Krista) Sauer; grandchildren, Sydney Hersom and Tyler Hersom; great-grandson Bentley Hersom; sister, Marcia Zygmond; brother, Ron (Norma) Tade; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held April 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Highland Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Cottonwood. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in her honor.