Connie Marie (Palmquist) Sauter
12/09/1943 - 10/07/2021
Connie Marie (Palmquist) Sauter, 77, of Virginia, MN passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
She was born December 9, 1943 in Virginia, MN to Chester Jr. and Florence (Gilness) Mitchell. She was later adopted and raised by her loving paternal grandmother, Lilian Cecilia (deLorimier) (Mitchell) Palmquist and step-grandfather, Arthur Carl Palmquist of Chisholm, MN. She graduated from Chisholm High School in 1961. After graduation, she then attended Dunphy Associates, Inc. in Duluth, MN specializing in IBM key punch.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards & dice, listening to music & dancing, casino road trips, and traveling out of state. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her 5 children, Delroy (Shelly) Sauter, of Iron, MN, Deneen (Daniel) Gunderson, of Mt. Iron, MN, Diane (Kenny) Huismann, of Gilbert, MN, Darin (Lea) Sauter, of Mt. Iron, MN, and Duane Sauter, of Gilbert, MN; 11 grandchildren, Carlie, Malory, Derek, Dustin, David, Christina, Katie, Leah, Harley, Cassandra, and Caylee; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol (Ed) Broom, of St. Joseph, MN; special niece, Susan Raine, of Mt. Iron, MN; nephews, Kevin Linder, of Virginia, MN, and Todd Linder, of Rush City, MN; and special friends, John & Lolly Goerdt, of Mt. Iron.
She was preceded in death by both sets of parents; her daughter-in-law, Kathryn “Kathy” Sauter (Duane’s wife); sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Tom Parent; and niece, Heidi Parent.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church 901 4th Street South in Virginia, MN with a visitation beginning at 11:00 am and service at 12:00 pm. Pastor Amy Janssen will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia, MN.