Robert Sage, 86, of Oelwein passed away on Monday April 1, 2019 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Friday April 5, 2019 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday April 6, 2019 at the Calvary Evangelistic Center in Independence. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Waterloo. A memorial fund has been established.
Robert Evan Sage was born in Waterloo on November 14, 1932 to parents Donald and Elaine (Gordon) Sage. He graduated from Waterloo East High School with the class of 1950. Bob then served his country in the United States Navy. On March 11, 1956 he was united in marriage with Val Stout and they were married for 41 years. On June 19, 1999 he was united in marriage with Charmaine Leedall of Ottumwa and they were married for 13 years. Bob was a longtime farmer and also co-owned Miller & Sage IH, an International Harvester dealership, in West Union. He served as Mayor of West Union for 8 years. Bob also owned and operated many rental properties.
Bob is survived by his children: Dan Sage of Arlington and Holly (Troung) Ly of Hendersonville, TN; his brothers: Thomas Sage of Pine Grove, CA and Ernest Sage of Dunkerton; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his children: Victoria Kim and Scott Sage; his siblings: Eddie Sage, Ethyl Adsit, Donald “Bill” Sage and Rosemary Fliss.