Michael L. Sattizahn (1946 - 2013)

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SIOUX CITY – Michael L. Sattizahn, 66, of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, Feb 28 at a local hospital following a brief battle with cancer. Funeral Services were at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 5 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux City with Father Michael Erpelding officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation was Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. There was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:45 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and a 4th Degree Chalice Presentation immediately following, all at the Christy -Smith Morningside Chapel.
Michael was born on Oct 10, 1946 in Independence to Millard and Bernita (Brammer) Sattizahn. He attended school in Independence and graduated from St. John's High School. After high school he attended college at the University of Northern Iowa and then joined the United States Navy. After his discharge he lived in Nebraska and Minnesota before moving to Sioux City in 1980.
He married Deborah Hoefler on Oct 15, 1988 here in Sioux City. To this union was born their daughter, Megan.
Mike was employed at Mercy Medical Center as a Biomed Tech and retired recently after 30 years of employment.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux City and a 3rd and 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. He held offices with both Council 743 and Assembly 265 Garrigan and was a member of the honor guard. Michael was very active in the church, working the many church dinners, serving as an usher and was a member of the finance board. He also volunteered with the soup kitchen.
Michael enjoyed Fishing, Auctions, Rummages, Camping, Hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a handyman and took pride in his ability to fix almost anything.
Survivors include his wife Deb of Sioux City; three children: Sam and Dianne Sattizahn, of Sioux City; Sara Sattizahn, of Sioux City, and Megan Sattizahn, of Sioux City; Three grandchildren: Reise, Brysen, Alexander Sattizahn; one sister: Nancy Karsten and her children, Richie, Betsy, and Katie of Independence; Mother-in-law Monica Hoefler of Albion, Neb.; six sister-in-laws (Margaret, Janice, Leona, Dianne, Susan, Eileen); four brother-in-laws (Raymond, Vincent, Ben, Ron); numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, step-father Leo Weber, his brother Patrick, sister Sharon McGlaughlin, brother-in-law Tom Karsten and father-in-law Leo Hoefler.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 18 to Apr. 6, 2013
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