Bill Sage

Bill Sage, age 59 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Arbor Care Centers in Hartington, Nebraska.

Funeral Services will be on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton, Nebraska. Burial will be in the Crofton City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Monday. Face masks and social distancing will be required for the visitation and the funeral. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

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Pallbearers will be Jordan Nelson, Morgan Nelson, Jerry Nelson, DJ Sage, John Sage, Luke Sage, Mark Kuehler, and Daniel Duncan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Nelson, Mariah Nelson, Jill Duncan, and Bill’s great nieces and nephews.

William Dean “Bill” Sage was born on July 23, 1961 in Osmond, Nebraska to George and Beverly Sage. He grew up and attended school in Crofton. Bill worked a variety of jobs throughout his life which included helping his dad in the gravel business, working for the CEDA program in Crofton, delivering newspapers for the Omaha World Herald, and doing computer work for people in the Crofton area. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, computers, playing cards, watching western movies, CB radios, ham radios and was part of a ham radio club. Bill was also a collector of guns and knives.

Bill loved his family and was very involved in the lives of his nieces and nephews, helping to raise Brandon, Jordan and Morgan when they were younger. He especially enjoyed following their sporting events and attending games. Bill was also very fond of his great nieces and nephews, who took over the spotlight once they were born.  Bill was very knowledgeable on family history and enjoyed tracing genealogy of previous generations.

Bill is survived by his sister, Marilyn (Jerry) Nelson of Crofton, NE; nephew, Jordan (Mariah) Nelson of Crofton, NE; niece, Morgan Nelson of Yankton, SD; niece-in-law, Jill (Daniel) Duncan of Crofton; NE; nine great nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Beverly Sage; and his nephew, Brandon Nelson.

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7 response to "Bill Sage"

  1. By: Tim A Haas Posted: January 13, 2021

    Deepest sympathies to the Sage family in this difficult time. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

  2. By: Brian Hegge Posted: January 13, 2021

    sorry to hear of Bills passing, he was a good hearted man.

  3. By: Cheryl Kokes Posted: January 14, 2021

    I very sincerest condolences. Bill was very kind and thoughtful and sent me some pictures of my grandfather Grover Barnt. Much love.

  4. By: Carrie stark Posted: January 14, 2021

    My condolences to the family, He will be greatly missed, your all in my prayers.

  5. By: Kate Kappel Posted: January 15, 2021

    Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family at this difficult time. Bill had such a gentle soul,

  6. By: Loretta Francis Posted: January 18, 2021

    warm sympathy to Bill Sage family. the Frank E. Evans honors Bill at this time. I will miss him keeping me informed of Nebraska’s football

  7. By: Lori Miller Posted: February 5, 2021

    Marilyn and family your in my prayers. Bill was a great friend. Always enjoyed talking and laughing and partying with him. He will truely be missed.

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