Robert Charles Sauers, 84, of Iowa City, died June 4, 2009. Robert was born Dec. 9, 1924, at West Lafayette, Ind., to John and Harriet Beinkamp Sauers. He graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School at Riverside, Ill. in 1943. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps as an armorer-gunner.
He graduated from Grinnell College in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He held a master’s degree in history from Indiana University and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Iowa.
Mr. Sauers’ career was in college and university admissions as Director of Admissions at Grinnell College and then as Coordinator of High School-College Relations at the University of Iowa. He retired in 1985.
Robert was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Madeleine, a son, Robert John, and his partner, Oliver Bowman, of Charleston, S.C.; and a son, George, and his wife Mary, of North Liberty; and two granddaughters, Katherine and her fiancée, Pete Barker, and Elizabeth and her husband, Joshua Tepfer, and a great-granddaughter, Olive, all of Chicago, Ill.
A family celebration of the life of Robert Charles Sauers and private internment of his cremains will take place at a future date.