He was united in marriage to Alice Schultz on September 15, 1945 at the Lake Mills Moravian Church, Lake Mills, Wis. Together they served pastorates in Wisconsin (Sister Bay, Wisconsin Rapids, Sturgeon Bay, and Green Bay-West Side). He further served the Moravian Church Northern Province as a member of the Western District Executive Board (1966-1978) and president of the Western District Executive Board and vice-president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference (1978-1986). He retired September 15, 1986. In 1993 he received the 20th annual John Hus Alumni Award from Moravian Theological Seminary.
His wife, Alice; sons, David and Bruce; daughters, Carol and Anne; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive Brother Sautebin.
A memorial service was held May 4, 2012 at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Knapp and the Rev. E. Reeder Herrick officiating. Burial was in the Sister Bay Moravian Cemetery.