Chester A. Sautter, 81, of Fargo, passed away, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Sanford Palliative Care Unit. Chester was born and raised in Nebraska. He graduated from Nebraska – Wesleyan before attending University of Nebraska for his PhD. Chester was united in marriage to Shirley Gaston on August 15, 1959 in Morrill, KS. He was a Professor of Physics at Concordia College in Moorhead from 1965 to 1997. After his retirement, they spent 16 years in Arkansas before recently returning to Fargo. Chester is survived by his wife Shirley of Fargo; his son: Greg (Jennifer) Sautter; South Bend, IN; daughters: Lorraine (John) Teilborg, Prior Lake, MN; Britta (Greg) Cabanos; Portland, OR; Rachel Sautter, Burnsville, MN; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and one sister: Mary Lukow, Holstein, NE. In Lieu of flowers; donations can be made to the PKD foundation: 8330 Ward Pkwy. Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114 or Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 16, 2015 at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Moorhead, MN with visitation one hour prior to services.

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  1. To the Sautter family,
    Our sympathy goes out to each of you during this difficult time. Know that we are saying prayers for all of you, and hope that you find comfort and strength in the days to come.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss and more sorry we cannot be there as support for you all on the day of the memorial. You are all very special to us and are family to us. We send our love and prayers as you grieve such a loss.

  3. We are so sorry and are praying for you, Greg, Jen, Olivia & Isabel & the Sautter family. Love & God bless, Aunt Jan & Uncle Mark

  4. Sending you positive thoughts and all prayers for your family. Thinking of you in this difficult time, knowing that you will find peace and he is in a very good place now

  5. Shirley & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss of Chet. We always enjoyed visiting with him in the few times we were together. Prayers and fond memories are sent your way.
    Tom & Kathy

  6. To Shirley and the family: We are so sorry to hear of the death of Chet and send our sincere sympathy to all of you. Our friendship goes back to the days at University of Nebraska, and we’ve had the greatest admiration and respect for both of you. May God grant all of you peace and comfort during this sad time.

    Sincerely, Millard and Carol Lee

  7. Our sympathy & prayers are with the family at this time. We remember the great times in choir at Good Shepherd & the many years as neighbors. God bless you all.

  8. We send our condolences and love to the Sautter Family, in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend, Chester Sautter.
    Praying that your memories will sustain you in these difficult times.
    Steve & Lynn Laverty-Grim

  9. Chet was one of the senior faculty members who welcomed me to Concordia in 1978. I deeply appreciated his congeniality and support for a young faculty member. May the God of all comfort be with you through this time.

  10. Sautter family, I was a student of Prof Sautter’s in ’73/’74 as a freshman at Concordia. Someone asked me a physics question today that reminded me of him, and I looked him up only to find that he had passed. Condolences on your loss – he was a nice and caring professor, and a terrific teacher who I’m sure touched the lives of countless students over the years. He will be in my prayers this Sunday.

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