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Sara B. Fair Sleeper

September 23, 1917 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 101)
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Message from Sara & Chuck Liggett
September 10, 2019 10:12 AM

Our sympathy to Sara’s family. Sara was my dad’s (Robert Gloyd) favorite cousin and my namesake. We visited Alden several years ago, and she gave us a tour of her town which she was so proud of. It gives us a good memory of Sara.
Message from Deidra Johnson Hendricks
April 6, 2019 7:58 AM

Hello Barbara and Jim,
My sincere sympathies to you in your loss but what joy we can have in the life that was lived. Your mom was such a great lady! I always enjoyed the pictures and movies remembering way back to when she took them when I was in grade school.. As mentioned, she was a driven person, ready to move on to the next thing, but would stop and visit and break into that wonderful smile and little laugh. She was always interested in how others were doing and I appreciated her support of and interest in my girls. She will be missed.
Deidra Hendricks
Message from Mark Houser
March 23, 2019 7:54 PM

Barbara & Jim,

Please accept my condolences for your loss. I am a distant relative from the Indiana Marie Fitch side. I can still remember when my parents visited your farm in the summer of 1958. We were traveling out west on one of our many western trips. That night we stayed overnite and watched Sputnik traverse the sky from your back patio. Your dad gave us a tour of the farm the next morning before we onour way. Our prayers are with you.

A Distant Relative via Indiana Fitch side.

Mark Houser
Message from Barbara Hulsizer
April 1, 2019 7:43 PM

Hi Mark, I’ve just been working on the Fitches, and the Fairs, and how they settled Dekalb County in the 1830s, amazing men. And I think I remember your trip in 1958. We didn’t have many cousins, so any were cherished. Thanks Mark for thinking of Sara and us, she enjoyed her life. Barbara
Message from Kinda Thomas Hughes
March 16, 2019 12:56 PM

To Barb and Jim and family, Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your mom. These good-byes are never easy. Your mom was an amazing lady! Just reading her obituary left me with new admiration. I remember she always wore a big smile and gave out the best Halloween treats! As an adult, I appreciated hearing how she continued to support the Alden community in any way she could. Please accept my love and prayers for you in the days ahead from your old friend, Linda Thomas Hughes
Message from Barbara Hulsizer
April 1, 2019 7:35 PM

Hi Linda, nice to hear from you. Thank you for remembering Sara, she enjoyed the Alden Community so much. Your family was a great addition to our little community, I miss seeing you around, would enjoy seeing you son. Warm regards, Barbara
Message from Jana Willcoxon
March 13, 2019 4:34 PM

Barbara and family. It was always a pleasure when I visited Kansas to see your mother. Many condolences to you.
Message from Barbara Hulsizer
April 1, 2019 7:49 PM

Hi Jana, thanks for thinking of Sara and us. I
miss seeing your dad. I enjoyed his book and his sculpture of a Native American riding a horse is keeping watch in the pasture east iof my folks house. Keep in touch. Barbara
Message from Anna Gilbeck-Moilien
March 13, 2019 3:18 PM

I would like to tell you a story of what your mom did for us. My son had just finished his chemo and radiation for stage 3 brain cancer. He had biked to Kansas and needed to return to Westby WI to be treated for what we would find out was cancer. Right after treatment he decided to return to Kansas to continue his ride across America. I was waiting for him to come through Alden, so I opened the Sunbeam door to find a world of amazing fabric. I couldn't believe my eyes! I told your mom and the kind clerk that I was collecting fabric to make a quilt for my son. I told them the story and that he was going to Luther Seminary to be a pastor when his ride was finished. They were so helpful in finding all sorts of fabric for me to fussy cut to tell his life's story. By the time Joe came, I was the proud owner of fabric that is now in his quilt which is in Zion Lutheran Church in Galesville WI!
The kindness that I felt that day has lived in my heart.
Message from Barbara Sleeper Hulsizer
April 5, 2019 9:00 AM

That is a great story Anna and thank you for sharing that with us. Sara loved that shop and the people that came in, it seemed to give her a vitality all its own.
Message from Bonnie Nelson Gillespie
March 12, 2019 12:51 PM

So sorry to hear of Sara’s passing....she was a wonderful lady...I’ll always remember her feisty spirit..Rest In will live on in our hearts.
Message from Barbara Sleeper Hulsizer
April 5, 2019 8:57 AM

Thanks Bonnie, so nice to hear from old friends. Sara touched so many people, in different ways. Thank you for thinking of us.
Message from Sandra Duft Wilcox
March 12, 2019 12:10 PM

Sara graced this world with her love and kindness to all she was around. She was blessed with a long and fulfilling life. She will be missed. But this world is a better place from her precence she gave. Sandra Duft Wilcox
Message from Barbara Sleeper Hulsizer
April 5, 2019 8:56 AM

Thanks Sandra, it's been such a comfort to hear from so many old friends. Sara seemed to bring us together in different ways. I miss your mother too, she was always so sweet. I looked forward to seeing her at the hardware store, I always got the kindest service.
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Message from Betty (Schafer) Keating
March 11, 2019 1:53 PM

Sara did it all and did it in style...there will never be another one like her!
Message from Barbara Sleeper Hulsizer
April 5, 2019 8:54 AM

Thanks Betty, for your kind thoughts, it's been a comfort to hear from so many people. Miss seeing you at the reunions.
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A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was ordered on March 9, 2019
Message from Jean Marie dody
March 8, 2019 6:15 PM

Jim and Barbara,
What a one-of-a-kind lady your Mom was! We were all so very blessed to have had her in our lives. She seemed to always know who she was and where she wanted to be! We should all be so directed. Our love to you both and your family.
Dennis and Jean Marie
Message from Barbara Sleeper Hulsizer
April 5, 2019 8:52 AM

It's so good to hear from you, I miss seeing you in Alden, when I visit. I enjoyed our brief chat the last time you were in town. Yes, Sara had a focus, couldn't hold her back, she was go, go , go. After a bad brain bleed she couldn't believe that her parents were gone and was sad about that. Then one day as she lay dying, she awoke from a sleep and said, "my parents are alive, they're alive". This was a comfort to her and even in death she had planned ahead, she was going to be with her beloved parents. I was with her to the end, it made her leaving sad and joyous. Thanks for thinking of us. Barbara
Message from Ron & Cindy Stricklin
March 8, 2019 1:00 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Sara was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many.
Message from Barbara Sleeper Hulsizer
April 5, 2019 8:45 AM

Thank you Cindy and Ron for thinking of us at this time. Your kind words are a comfort.
Message from Brent Knoche
March 8, 2019 8:52 AM

Thinking of you all and hoping for comfort as you remember Sara.
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