Darlene Sachs


Darlene Eugenia (Kampman) Sachs, 90, of Montgomery City, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis.

Darlene was born on October 13, 1933, in St. Charles, the daughter of Edwin Francis Kampman and Elvira Selena (Schwendemann) Kampman. She attended the Borromeo Catholic Grade School before going on to graduate from high school. She was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish growing up. 

Darlene married Lester “Johnny” Charles Sachs on October 18, 1952, in St. Charles. Together, they farmed most of their married lives. Darlene took care of their home and eight children. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a caring grandmother. She was a proud member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montgomery City, a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed spending time with the Bellflower T.I.E. group. She enjoyed tending to her garden, had a fondness for roses and could be found sitting at her table watching the hummingbirds.

Mrs. Sachs is survived by seven of her eight beloved children: Lester (Stephanie) Sachs, Jr. of Fountaintown, Ind., LeeAnn (Dorsey) Horton of Middletown, Leonard (Jeanette) Sachs of Montgomery City, Linda (Mark) Dunbar of Jefferson City, Lloyd (Polly) Sachs of High Hill, Dan (Sharon) Sachs of Wentzville and Darren (Stacey) Sachs of High Hill; daughter-in-law, Sherri Sachs of Montgomery City; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and two on the way; one great-great-granddaughter and one on the way; and sisters-in-law, Joann Kampman and Mary Jane Green.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin F. and Elvira S. Kampman; her loving husband, Lester Charles Sachs; her sister, Carol Ryan; her brother, Ed Kampman; and her son, Lawrence “Larry” Allen Sachs, who passed away on Oct. 3 and his ashes were laid to rest with his mother in Sunrise Memorial Gardens on November 16.

A visitation was held on Nov. 15 at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City. A funeral Mass was held the following day at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montgomery City. Father Ernest Dike officiated the service. An interment was at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Montgomery City. The pallbearers were Jeff Sachs, Brandon Sachs, Randy Sachs, Nick Sachs, Alan Sachs, Michael Sachs, Clayton Sachs, DJ Horton and Dusty Horton and one honorary pallbearer, Sean Sachs.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to Sunrise Memorial Gardens, in care of Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, Missouri 63361.