Medford Sattler

December 17, 1933 - July 23, 2016
Traverse City, MI



Thursday, July 28, 2016
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Life Story Funeral Home
752 Munson Ave.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034

A scripture service will be held at 7 pm.

A Memorial Mass will he held at 10:00 am, Friday July 29, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Cedar.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Saint Gabriel's- Sattler Scholarship
108 School St.
Franklin, NH 03235


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Life Story / Obituary


Traverse City – Medford William Sattler, 82, of the Village at Bay Ridge, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. Born in Cedar on December 17, 1933, he was the son of the late John and Harriett (Stanton) Sattler.

A 1951 graduate from Leland High School, Med worked for and later managed the family business (Leelanau Telephone Co). After the company was purchased in 1966, he continued in a variety of technical and management positions with Continental Telephone Company. Med’s telephony career spanned 41 years and involved many moves east with his growing family; eventually settling in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire-where he lived for the 40 years. Med was a long-time member of Telephone Pioneers of America, Knights of Columbus, and the Lions and Rotary Clubs, both of which he served as local president. He devotedly supported his local parish, and served as commissioner for the Tilton, NH Sewer Commission.

Medford was a loving husband and family man. He enjoyed spending time with friends; especially, playing golf, dominos, and bridge. In his declining years he could still beat all comers at pool. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 43 years, Lenore (Novak) Sattler with whom he loved to travel, dance and host big family events. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Geraldine (Novak) Sattler; children Lane M Sattler (Marcia) of Warminster, PA: Lynn-Marie D Wozniak (Paul), of Rochester, NY; Lonn M Sattler (Jo-Anne) of Barrington, NH; LeeAnn M Hauck (Dennis) of Interlochen, MI; Timothy P Sattler, of Tilton, NH; Leslie J Sattler (Nancy) of Dedham, MA; and Sara L Swart (Michael) of Vandenberg AFB, CA; 20 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers John (Margaret) of Waterford, MI & Rev. Rozell (Norma) of Marion, OH; sister Iva Dzuirkiewicz of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his brothers Spencer and Carroll; and sisters, Priscilla McConnell and Virginia Arnold.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Lenore Sattler Memorial Scholarship may be made to: Saint Gabriel’s – Sattler Scholarship, 108 School St., Franklin, NH 03235

An informal gathering will be held 4pm to 7pm, Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Life Story Funeral Home. A scripture service will be held at 7pm. A Memorial Mass will be held 10 am, Friday, July 29, 2016 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Cedar. Please visit to sign the guest book and share a message with the family.