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Published November 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rienhold William Saar

Rienhold William Saar was born on July 15, 1916 near Portal ND, the son of Herman and Othelia (Schilke) Saar. He attended school in Leonard and later farmed with his brothers. During his years of farming he raised small grains and row crops and was very proud of his Hereford Cattle herd.

He entered the U.S. Army on January 3rd, 1943, and served in the 8th Armed Infantry Battalion. He was awarded the Overseas Service Bar, the Service Stripe American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Bronze Battle Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal, and he was honorably discharged on February 12, 1946.

Rienhold William Saar

Rienhold William Saar was born on July 15, 1916 near Portal ND, the son of Herman and Othelia (Schilke) Saar. He attended school in Leonard and later farmed with his brothers. During his years of farming he raised small grains and row crops and was very proud of his Hereford Cattle herd.

He entered the U.S. Army on January 3rd, 1943, and served in the 8th Armed Infantry Battalion. He was awarded the Overseas Service Bar, the Service Stripe American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Bronze Battle Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal, and he was honorably discharged on February 12, 1946.

Rienhold married Irene Luther on June 5th, 1971. They farmed together until retirement in 1981. Rienhold enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and woodworking. He liked spending time and sharing stories with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Rienhold is survived by his spouse, Irene R Saar; three step children, Larry (Bette) Luther, Ottawa, KS, LaNae (Dawn) Druen, Blue Springs, MO, Steve (Kathi) Luther, Enderlin, ND; two sisters, Luella Thingstad, Grand Forks, ND, and Caroline McLaughlin, Fargo, ND; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Othelia Saar; four sisters, Amanda Nesemeier, Hattie Luedtke, Lydia Newman, Martha Nesemeier; two brothers, Edward Saar and Fred Saar; and granddaughter, Sara Luther.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 29th from 5 to 7 PM at Armstrong Funeral Home in Enderlin, ND. Funeral will be held Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Enderlin, ND with visitation 1 hour before the funeral.

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