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Wilbur C. Sachs

May 21, 1925 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 96)


Wilbur C. Sachs

May 21, 1925 – October 7, 2021


Wilbur C. Sachs, age 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday evening, October 7, 2021. God answered his prayers and called him to join other family in their heavenly home. He was born on May 21, 1925 to Clarence and Clara (Kipf) Sachs, living his entire life in Monroe. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church and received his education at Trinity Lutheran School.


Wilbur served his country during World War II as PFC Private 1st Class, and Military Policeman, Company “C” 519th MP Bn United States Army in Yokohama, Japan from April 25, 1945 to November 30, 1946. Earning WWII Victory Medal – Asiatic Pacific Campaign – Army of Occupation Medal.


On February 8, 1947, he married the love of his life, Margarette Wehner at Trinity Lutheran Church. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage and five children. Spiritual nourishment was received through membership at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. Wilbur and Margarette were recognized for 25 consecutive years educating their children at Holy Ghost Lutheran School.


He was a hardworking, God-fearing man who helped his father work the family farm while also working at various times with Consolidated Paper Company, Wm Nolan Inc., Selvidge, Inc., and Pipe Specialists retiring in June 1987. A member of Laborer’s International Union Local 499 since August 1964.


His love for his family was paramount. He was a devoted husband, father, and Papa and is going to be dearly missed by his large beloved family.


To cherish his memory, Wilbur leaves his daughter, Linda Tennyson; three sons: Gary, Randy (Therese), and Danny; three sisters: Verna Trosein, Betty Laeder, Marjory (Thomas) Steinke; eleven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.


Along with his parents, Wilbur was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margarette: a son, Lonnie: a son-in-law, Bob Tennyson; three sisters: Ruth Pickford, Bertha Strimpel, and Helen Trosein; a brother, Marvin.


Family and friends may visit from 1-8 pm at Rupp Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Wilbur will lie in-state at 1 pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. A celebration of his life with military honors will follow at 2 pm. Pastor Lee Cullen of the Church will officiate. Private burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Wilbur’s honor is asked to consider Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and School or ProMedica Hospice.

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October 13, 2021

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

October 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church
3589 Heiss Road
Monroe, MI 48162

Celebration of Life
October 14, 2021

2:00 PM
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church
3589 Heiss Road
Monroe, MI 48162

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