Jack Lambert Saeger, age 96, of Litchfield died on Sunday, June 11th, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17th, 2023, at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home. A private family funeral will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2023. Interment will be in the Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.
Jack Lambert Saeger, the son of John and Maude (Lambert) Saeger, was born on March 19th, 1927, In Ortonville, Minnesota. He grew up in the Garfield area. From an early age Jack was responsible for taking care of the family farm. Then in May of 1945, he joined the Navy and participated in the battle of Okinawa. He served on USS LST 598 working as a storekeeper responsible for the supplies and cargo on the ship. He was discharged from the Navy July 2nd, 1946, with the rank of Seaman 1st class.
On August 19th, 1947, he was married to June Elizabeth Dombrouski at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Granite Falls. They lived in Granite Falls where Jack was a loving Husband and Father to 6 children. ln 1971, they moved to Litchfield after losing their home in a fire. Jack built the first house for his family in Litchfield and several others throughout the years.
Jack was a member of the American Legion Post #104 and the VFW 2818. He loved working, fishing, hunting, rodeos, westerns, and most of all, being with friends and family.
Jack worked as a bricklayer and worked well into his 80’s and won bid's on many large jobs. He laid Brick on many churches, schools, and businesses over the length of his career and his beautiful workmanship will remain for all to see for many years.
He is survived by his children Ron (Nancy) Saeger of Fargo, Richard Saeger of Riceville, Iowa, Kent (Kate) Saeger of Litchfield, Beth Oberg of Litchfield, Scott (Maribeth) Saeger of West Allis, WI and Val (Donald) Hector of Morris.
Grandchildren Terry (Lisa) Saeger, Matt (Michelle) Saeger, Sarah (Eric) Gedrose, Carrie (Nathan) Brecht, John Kleven, Justin Oberg, Kristen Saeger, Jeffrey Saeger, Korie (Rich) Anderson, Jessica (Shane) Blair, and Joe Hector.
His Great-Grandchildren Ian, Hannah, Bailey, Brady, Bethany, Naomi, Mattie, Henry, June, Elsa, Morgan, Parker, Owen, Dawson, Emmy, Carson, Jack, and Lucy, and Great-Great Grandchildren Quinn, Lilah, Ivy, and Wilder.
In the lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Meeker Memorial Hospital.