Hays - Dorothy Marie Sauer, 99, Hays, died Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Via Christi Village in Hays. She was born May 8, 1922 in Vincent, Kansas one of eleven children to Henry and Mary (Schrage) Haselhorst. She started her education in Vincent and completed it in Schoenchen. While growing up, she assisted with the farm work using horse drawn machinery and helping herd cattle. She rode horseback three and a half miles to attend religion classes five times a week. On August 5, 1940 she was united in marriage to Clarence Sauer in Antonino, Kansas. He preceded her in death on December 4, 1998. Dorothy was sworn in as Postmaster of Antonino on November 1, 1950, a position she would hold until her retirement over 30 years later on January 9, 1981. The Antonino Post Office was housed in the Sauer Service Phillips 66 Filling Station, and Dorothy would help fill gas, check the oil, or sell candy and pop. Her memberships include: Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, the Antonino Christian Mothers, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Sunflower Polka Club, and she helped establish the Antonino Cemetery Association. She was very involved in the Antonino community, proudly patriotic, enjoyed music, singing with her gospel group, teaching kids to dance, and loved flower gardening and visiting with children at the post office.