Age: 60 years, 4 months, 16 days


DOB: November 29, 1897
Crete, IL USA

DOD: April 14, 1958
Hazelcrest Hospital, Hazelcrest, IL USA

Son of Friedrich Wilhelm and Anne Sophia Dorothea (Katz) Saller

Brother to: Alice (Frederick C. Wilkening), Leonore Annette, Leona Adeline (George A. Hudson)

Husband of Dorothy (Bahlman) Saller, married December 17, 1925, Chicago, IL

Father to: Charlene Marilyn (Arthur Graham), Infant son, Herbert F. (Melrose J. Rhode) and William T. (Rosemary Teske) Saller

Herbert C Saller as a young man, prior to his marriage,  worked as a teamster for a coal company. On December 17, 1925, he was united in marriage with Dorothy Bahlman, daughter of Charles Bahlman of Bahlman Oil Co.

March 17, 1926 – Beecher Herald


Herbert & Dorothy Saller - Just MarriedThe Fred W. Saller family received the surprise of their lives last week. Miss Lenore Saller brought home the mail from the post office, and in looking it over, she came to what looked like an invitation to some affair. She looked the envelope over, and on discovery, it was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Saller and daughters (not family) the son being omitted. And in a regularly sisterly manner she began to laugh, and called out: “Ha! Herb, see, you are not invited!” Then she went on reading and in a twinkling of an eye, the sisterly giggle stopped, as she digested the contents, which read something like this: Mrs. Charles H.  Bahlman invites you to attend a marriage reception to be given at my home, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Saller, who were married on December 17, 1925. After Miss Lenore recovered her equilibrium, she passed the “surprise” invitation over to her mother, and then the father. They looked at the invitation – then at Herbie – and Herbie fessed up. He and Miss Dorothy Bahlman of Beecher hid themselves away one cold December day, and were quietly made man and wife – and it was no one’s dumb business.

Well, all there is to it, although Herbie delayed divulging his little secret for almost one-half a year, we with a host of relatives and friends, join in wishing him and his charming little bride many years of happiness and prosperity.

I wish I was there, don’t you?

April 17, 1958 – Beecher Herald


Final Rites, Herbert C. SallerThe community joins with family members in mourning the sudden death of Herbert C. Saller, 60, who passed away Monday afternoon, at about 3:30, at the Hazelcrest Hospital. He entered the hospital Friday night and submitted to surgery on Sunday.

Mr. Saller was born November 29, 1897, in Crete. He was a member of the Beecher Chamber of Commerce and the Beecher Sportsmen’s Club and held the position of manager of the Bahlman Sinclair Service Station.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Mrs. Charlene Graham of Beecher; two sons, Herbert F. of Chicago and William T. at home; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Wilkening of Chicago Heights, and Miss Lenore Saller and Mrs. Adeline Hudson, both of Crete. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son in 1927.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Hack Chapel, Rev. Robert Kamprath will officiate with burial in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Friends may call until time of services.


Herbert C. Saller ObitIt has pleased the Lord of life and death in His wise providence, to take from this earth to His home in heaven the soul of Herbert Charles Saller at the age of 60 years, 4 months and 16 days. Mr. Saller was born in Crete, Illinois on November 29, 1897, one of four children of Fred W. Saller and Sophia Katz. He was brought to His Savior through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism in Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, being confirmed there in his Christian faith at the age of 14 years. The Rev. Fred E. Brauer officiating in both of these acts. He lived with his parents in Crete during these years and attended high school at Bloom Township High School. On December 17, 1925 he married Dorothy Bahlman of Beecher, Illinois in Chicago, Illinois. He lived with his wife for a few years in Crete and moved with her to Beecher in 1929. To this union four children were born.

Herbert Saller.resized

Herbert Saller at Bahlman Oil, Beecher 1929

Mr. Saller was a businessman, here in Beecher, working with his wife and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Minnie S. Bahlman, in the oil business. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher, serving as officer in the congregation in the capacity of Trustee and Delegate to Synodical Conventions. In July 1957 Mr. Saller became seriously ill and was practically bed-fast until his death Monday, April 14. He was preceded in death by one son who died in infancy and his mother and father. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife Dorothy, two sons, Herbert F. of Chicago and William of Beecher. One daughter, Mrs. Art Graham, Charlene, of Beecher; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Wilkening of Chicago Heights, Illinois; Miss Leonore Saller of Crete, Illinois, and Mrs. Adeline Hudson of Crete, Illinois, many other friends and relatives. After the service his mortal remains were committed to the ground in the Beecher Mausoleum.

“Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord from henceforth; that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them.”

Pallbearers: Raymond Hartman, Fred Hartman, Miles Stoner, George Carstensen, Raymond Behrens, Sr., and Ralph Katz.

Herbert’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Wife: Dorothy (Bahlman) Saller & Infant Son
Daughter & Son-in-law: Charlene M. (Saller) Graham & Aurhur Graham
Granddaughter: Nancy (Graham) Fenske
Father & Mother-in-law: Charles H. Bahlman & Sophia Minnie (Schweer) Bahlman
Wife’s Uncle: William F. Bahlmann
Wife’s Uncle & Aunt: John H. Bahlmann & Anna L. (Wehrmann) Bahlmann
Wife’s Aunt: Lena Bahlman
Wife’s Uncle & Aunt: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman
Wife’s Cousins: Lillian (Bahlman) Wegert & Dr. Henry H. Wegert
Wife’s Cousins: Lora (Bahlman) Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Wife’s Cousins: Henry W. Bahlman DDS & Marguerite (Toleson) Bahlman
Wife’s Cousin: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Wife’s Cousin: Donald W. Bahlman
Wife’s Cousins: Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman & William R. Hildeman

Other, more distant family include: Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking, Fick, Fiene, Freerking, Frobose, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.








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