Loretta Carol Sauerwein, 64, after a long battle with cancer, died Thursday, July 7, 2022, at her Newton residence. She was born on December 30, 1957, in Anthony, Kansas to Vlastislav and Louise (Anton) Sheen. On September 12, 2009, she married Terry Sauerwein in Newton, and he survives of the home.
Carol was a member of the United Methodist Church and a retired early childhood education instructor and assessment coordinator.
She is survived by her husband Terry of the home; son Christopher Ihde, his fiancé Erica Morlan and children Georgia, Brenley, Cooper and Hudson. Christopher Sauerwein, wife Jenny, children Cody and MacKenzie, Kevin and Ginger Sauerwein, their children Leah and Nellie, sister Margaret Sheen and brother Edward Sheen.
Carol loved music, art and most of all her grandchildren. She loved spending time tending to her roses and many flowers around the home. She had a passion for helping children with learning disabilities and attending the grandchildren’s activities.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Sauerwein Farm, 4108 North Hillside Road rural Newton with Pastor Tim Bever presiding. Please bring a chair as you can as there will be a limited number of chairs provided for the congregation. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be available from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to receive family and friends at the funeral home. Following the service at the farm we will proceed to Restlawn Gardens of Memory for a committal service.
Memorial donations may be made to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and left in care of Petersen Funeral Home.