David Bruce Sage, age 69 of Lincoln, Nebraska and formerly of O’Neill, Nebraska died on Sunday, December 01, 2019 at Ambassador Health in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A family gathering will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Burial of his cremated remains will be at the Crofton City Cemetery at a later date.
David Bruce was born on October 22, 1950 in Bloomfield, Nebraska to David Edward and Betty Jane (Hill) Sage. He grew up east of Santee, Nebraska and was the oldest of 11 children. He moved to Center, Nebraska and graduated from Niobrara High School in 1968. Bruce was drafted right out of high school and spent two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. He worked as a truck driver his entire working career in the O’Neill area, where he lived for over 40 years.
David Bruce had been at the Ambassador Health facility in Lincoln for the past two years. He liked to visit with his trucking buddies at the Truck Stops and coffee shops. Bruce had been a volunteer fireman and EMT in O’Neill.
Bruce is survived by his seven siblings, Roger Sage of Crofton, Norma (Steve) Kuehler of Crofton, Karen (Dave) Abbott of Mesa, AZ, Dale Sage of Sioux Falls, SD, Doyle Sage & friend Brenda Leader of Yankton, SD, Jeff Sage & friend Carmen Steffen of St. Helena, NE; Nancy Sage of Sturgis, SD; sister-in-law Debbie Sage of Yankton, SD; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents David & Betty Sage, two brothers Darrell and Jody Sage; infant sister Mary Jane Sage.