In loving memory of

Michael H. Sauter
April 16, 1958 - August 10, 2021

Michael H. Sauter, suddenly on August 10, 2021, of Washington Twp.; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 63.

Beloved husband of Bonnie J. (nee Ryan). Devoted father of Karlee J. Weston (Jack) and Michael P. Sauter (Kaleena). Cherished grandfather and best friend of Luke C. Sauter. Loving son of Barbara A. (nee Brassill) and the late Charles J. Sauter, Jr. Dear brother of Charles J. Sauter III (the late Terri), Joyce A. Jones, Stephen M. Sauter, Kathleen H. Amburg (Joe), Gary T. Sauter (Denise), and the late Mark V. Sauter. Son-in-law of Florence & Frank Matranga and John & Patricia Ryan. Brother-in-law of John Ryan Jr., Allison Rodgers, and Thomas Matranga. Godfather of Jenny Loder, Joseph Bell, and Halee Amburg. Nephew of Patricia Byrd. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mike was an integral part of the Gloucester County Board of Elections. He was a former Councilman of Washington Twp., Zoning Board Chairman, and a member of the Gloucester County and Washington Twp. Democrat Clubs. He was also a member of the Bellmawr Dart League, the Men's Club of VFW Post 7410 in Bellmawr, and an avid sports fan.

There will be a viewing from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday, August 17 and from 8:15am to 9:15am Wednesday, August 18 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Mass 10am Wednesday, August 18 at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, Bellmawr.

Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike's memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 (


Thomas Kelley wrote on Aug 15, 2021:

"Please accept our Condolences to all of the Family RIP. Tom & Marsha Kelley The Villages Florida"

Jack Ryan wrote on Aug 14, 2021:

"Mike. You lived life the way you wanted. You are a great brother in law, now in the arms of the Lord. We will see each other soon."

Mike and Mindy wrote on Aug 12, 2021:

"Bonnie and family, it's almost surreal that Mike has passed. We hold so many memories dear, from the trip to Cancun, trips to the baseball parks with the boys, dart league, the many golf trips...especially the one this past April. Mike and Mike always hugged and said "I love you", never shaking hands but showing their love for one another. He will be truly missed by so many. We mourn him but we know that Uncle Charlie, Billy, Mark, Nanny, Susie and many others are welcoming him and will watch over him. God Speed Mike"

BethTroisi wrote on Aug 12, 2021:

"My heart is heavy for each and every person who loves him, but especially for my long time friend, his wife Bonnie. It's so hard to find a soul mate and I'm so sorry that was taken away from you. Sending every single person on that list and the one's who aren't on the list my deepest condolences. ? ?"

Jeanette Naylor wrote on Aug 12, 2021:

"I met Mike when I started working for Washington Township. Working with him through the years I can only say he was always a happy person. He looked at everything from the positive angle and was always willing to help no matter when you called him. His sudden death had an impact on so many people and this man will be missed everyday. I am honored to have known him and worked with him through the years. Fly high Mike, until we meet again. "

Andrea Markert (formally "Cross") wrote on Aug 12, 2021:

"Always a welcoming smile & helping hand! It's been years since we all shared a campfire & beverage but your loss hit me! As my thoughts recalled how you touched so many lives. My prayers will be with Bonnie, Luke, Karlee and the rest of your family & friends! You were a golden soul and I know you will be greatly missed by so many. May The Lord comfort them as He welcomes you Home! "

Nancy Mozzachio wrote on Aug 12, 2021:

"Mike sat on the economic development board for Washington Twp with me. He always provided great ideas , insight and support. He never missed a meeting in the 3 years I?ve been heading it. He cared about the town but more importantly, he cared about people. It came through every time he spoke. We will miss you Mike but you are home now. "

Russ wrote on Aug 11, 2021:

"You will be greatly missed my friend, for many years i was your phone call away and i always made sure you got home safe. Have a safe journey home and hopefully you will be there to show me a safe journey when my time comes to arrive home"

Lisa Schmoyer wrote on Aug 11, 2021:

"Mike, we will never forget your true un-selfishness! We will never forget just a few short weeks ago how you ?just knew?, that we needed a truck and a friend to move our belongings to from our old beach house to our new one. You unexpectedly showed up ?your truck ? unannounced filled with our belongings. You were more concerned about Pete and I, and never once complained about the heat or how many trips you were making. All you cared about was making sure that Pete was ok and knew just the right words to calm him down, neither Pete nor I will ever forget that day and how much you cared and how hard you worked. Mike, please keep your eyes on our good friends, your daughter Karlee, and your grandson aka your ?best bud?, Luke as well as your wife and son, Bonnie and Mike!! May you Rest In Peace for the rest of eternity! You will be missed by many! Love ?? Lisa and Pete "

Jay Jones wrote on Aug 11, 2021:

"Mike may GOD welcome you to Heaven with open arms. "