Bill Sauerwein

William George Sauerwein of Franklin County, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his home.  He was 87 years old.  The son of Henry and Georgianna (Reese) Sauerwein was born on July 14, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He married Betty Jean Griffin on December 6, 1952 and they raised 6 children.

Bill worked as a letter carrier in Colerain, Ohio for many years until he retired.  All the residents on his route loved him and he looked forward to delivering their mail. He was actually known as the ‘whistling mailman’ who always had a smile on his face.

Bill enjoyed doing carpentry work in his spare time.  Over the years he helped his children build and do work in their homes. He also liked to work on cars, motorcycles and airplanes. Bill was a big Cincinnati Reds fan and loved his dog, Curly.  Most of all he treasured being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his daughters, Jacqueline Haynes, Linda Schwab, Vivian Schwab and Rhonda Murdock; and son, Steve Sauerwein; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 on the way.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; son, Gary Sauerwein; three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 5-7pm with 7pm memorial service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Chaplain Shawn Crisman officiating.

Memorials may be given to the Franklin County Humane Society by bringing to the services or mailing to: Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.

You are welcome to leave a message at on Bill’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.