John M. Sauer, age 80 of Omaha, Neb. and formerly longtime resident of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 at Parkland Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Kenneth Seifried will officiate. Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by a rosary at the funeral home. Military services will be provided by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.