Mr. Saathoff attended Lawrence High School and graduated in 1956. He worked at Morton Block Co., Kansas Color Press, and retired from Lawrence Paper Co. in 2008.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He married Judy A. Hoover on May 30, 1958, in Lawrence, and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include sons, Larry Saathoff and wife, Sheryl, and Gary Saathoff, all of Lawrence; brother, Ben Saathoff Jr. and wife, Rose, of Mesa, Ariz.; stepbrother, Jerry Petrie and wife, Joyce, of Lawrence; stepsisters, Janice Quintana of Gilbert, Ariz., and Shirley Pampus of Lamar, Colo.; grandchildren, Becky, Rachelle and Renae.
Friends may call at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Sunday, noon to 8 p.m., where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Douglas County Special Olympics or Douglas County V.N.A., Rehabilitation and Hospice Care in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be made at www.rumsey-yost.com.