Nancy Stanley Sauter
1969 - 2020
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Nancy Stanley Sauter

Knoxville - Nancy Stanley Sauter, age 50, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday May 16, 2020 on her family farm in Lenoir City, TN.

Nancy was born and raised in East Aurora, NY on June 19, 1969 to parents Stan and Alice Stanley. She was the youngest of 5 children - her sister Jean and brothers William, Kenneth (Karen), and James (Tammy).

She was a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness club (FSHC) for over 20 years. She held numerous certifications and worked diligently to improve the lives of her clients. During her time at FSHC, she worked to develop several programs which included the most recent Parkinson's program. Nancy was a consummate professional who touched many lives as a teacher, trainer, friend, and colleague.

Nancy was a tremendous person with unlimited energy. Being an avid learner, she was able to accomplish anything that she put her mind to, shared her knowledge with those around her, and cared for all those lucky enough to know her. She was faithful member of All Saints Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband and best friend of 27 years Andrew, and her children (Rebecca and Alec, Charlotte and Austin, and Ian), many nieces, nephews, and her extended family.

Services for Nancy will to be determined at a later date when restrictions related to Covid-19 are lifted.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from May 22 to May 26, 2020.
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25 entries
June 4, 2020
Dear Andy and children. I am so saddened by the news of Nancy's passing. I met Nancy 20 years ago at Fort Sanders Fitness Center. Nancy guided me along my fitness path and helped me personally especially when I needed help with health issues and safety. I will miss Nancy and will forever keep her in my mind and heart. She touched my life and enriched my existence more than words can relay. I will wait until Nancy's celebration of life service to meet all of you and to thank you for sharing your best friend and Mom with all of us. God bless each of you. Love and prayers.
Jill Maelzer
June 2, 2020
Andy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Nancy was one of the nicest people I ever met. I will keep you all in my thoughts.
Mike Mann
June 1, 2020
hank you Nancy for all the hours of volunteering at All Saints for the World Marriage Day Dinner and MANY other events at church. You were always there to help out and serve your church community. You will be missed. Heaven has gained an angel in you. ❤
Susan Huckabee
May 28, 2020
Dear Ian and family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Fran Herrick
May 28, 2020
Andy and family. My heart aches for your loss. Nancys impact on my life and those she touched will never be forgotten. My prayers and heartfelt thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Marty Sonnenfeldt
May 27, 2020
Rebecca and all of the Sauter family, I am terribly sorry for your family's loss. I enjoyed getting to know you and your family during our time together at Sacred Heart and Catholic High School. I am thinking of you and will keep you in my prayers during this time.
Anderson Gass
May 26, 2020
I loved her... so sorry for your loss. A gym friend: Lil Keith.
Lillian Keith
May 26, 2020
I am terribly saddened today to find out about Nancy's passing. I met Nancy several years ago as a personal trainer for several sessions. She absolutely impacted my life in the most positive way through her drive, diligence and giving 150% for every session. I have Nancy to thank for being there for me during a time of pain. Her knowledge guided me through a place of pain to a place of confidence. I really could never thank her enough. She was super-tough but she was just what I needed at that particular time and she was a person who, in addition to being a tough trainer, was a person of great empathy and humor. I am so very sorry for her family, she was so very obviously a wonderful wife and mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. She will be greatly missed.
Teresa Phillips
May 26, 2020
I am beyond sad to learn of Nancy's passing. She was a beautiful ray of light and meant so much to so many. Andy, Rebecca, Charlotte, and Ian - words just can't express how sorry I am for this tragic loss. Much love and many prayers. - Kat Coy
Kat Coy
May 26, 2020
We, like so many others wonder why God decided to gather Nancy in his arms that day and remove her from this earth away from her family. Faith is what we hang onto these days knowing that she was needed for a higher purpose. We had ever only briefly spoken to Nancy and never had the pleasure to meet her in person but our Canadian family will be forever grateful to Nancy and her loving family for taking care of and welcoming our son Austin into their home and lives. We felt we knew Nancy through her beautiful daughter Charlotte and all the stories she has shared with us over the years. She was loved so deeply and we feel the loss from our home to yours. Our prayers are with you.
Marcia and Allan Huibers
May 25, 2020
We were neighbors for around 23 years, seeing each others kids grow up. I wish I had taken time to talk more, instead of just throw up my hand as we both would come and go. I wish I had spent more time with you. You will be missed Nancy. Sending love and prayers to all the family❤
Kay Lovejoy
May 24, 2020
gail & bob kurtz
May 24, 2020
I had the pleasure of taking Nancys spin class since first moving to town in 2007. 6am Monday morning. I was terrified and dreaded Mondays, but came back week after week for a power packed relentless workout. She was driven and fearless; an amazing motivator, coach and fitness leader. I will miss her.
Aron Goldfeld
May 24, 2020
Nancy was, indeed, a special person. She was smart, fun-loving, and caring. We will miss her smiling face and glowing personality at Fort Sanders. Holly & Jonathan Frey
May 24, 2020
My heart is heavy hearing the news. Nancy always gave her time to chat after mass and games. She was ready to listen and share her thoughts and laugh without being opinionated. Her joyfulness spread to those around her. My sincere condolences to you all and many prayers. May time heal our sorrow.
Trish Gleason
May 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. We met her at the preschool as Ian and Gracie were classmates. She always had a smile on her face and loved her family. A bright spirit that will be missed here on Earth.
Emily Baker
May 23, 2020
I met Nancy 20 years ago through our kids going to preschool and kindergarten together. What a special, fun, happy, kind, and caring person she was. I am so sad to hear the news of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Much love,

Sabine, Devin, and Natalie
Sbine Curry
May 23, 2020
Being military retired, we always jousted with each other about the Navy verses Army! Her affectionate smile always melted people's hearts ❤ so no matter where you were coming from, you just had to love her!
One particular time about a year and a half ago, I was walking into FSHC from the parking lot as she was coming out. She saw my downcast face and came to me to ask if something was wrong. I told her that we had just suddenly lost our daughter Joy. As I began to cry, Nancy lunged at me with open arms and bear hugged me for minutes on end! She was the first person to hug me at Ft Sanders. She was God's angel in disguise!
May the Holy Spirit lavish your family with is grace in this tragic time of your lives.
In the name of The One who is, who was, and who is to come, Jesus Christ!
Peter Gallisdorfer
May 23, 2020
Nancy we will miss seeing you at church. Such a friendly face and great attitude. It was such a pleasure watching your family grow. You are missed. God bless you and your lovely family. Our prayers are with you all.
Dave and Barb Wasil
May 23, 2020
I met Nancy about 7 years ago when I joined Fort Sanders and took the first spin class and knew then how incredibly special she was. I loved her passion, drive, heart and desire to help others be their very best. She had the most wonderful smile and an inspiration to all. My thoughts and prayers go out to her best friend-Andrew, children, family and friends. Nancy will always live in our memories and I praise God for the opportunity to know her.
Alisa Hunt
May 22, 2020
Just heard this terrible news,can't adequately express our sorrow for you all.Know that you are all in our prayers,I know she will be dearly missed, her vitality and presence cannot be matched!

Maureen Baker
May 22, 2020
Such a special person that cared more about others than herself. I am blessed to have known her. I always enjoyed taking her spin class as she pushed all of us to work hard. Nancy will be missed tremendously.
Richard Consoli
May 22, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of Nancy. I have so many good memories of her from middle school and high school. I am thinking of her entire family.
Jen Gurbacki
May 22, 2020
Nancy was a special person throughout my adolescence and High School. We roller skated in the East Aurora 4th of July parade and were dance buddies throughout high school taking Jazz lessons together for years. We shared many laughs. She had a beautiful smile and such a fun personality. Im sorry we lost touch and Im so sorry for the family. You will be in my prayers and I will remember my old friend fondly. Tina Sansone-Osmond
Tina Sansone-Osmond
May 22, 2020
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