Age 67, of Lansing, MI, passed away May 22, 2016. He was born February 10, 1949, in Ionia, MI, to the late Dale and Eleanor (Cottrell) Sage.

Steve retired from GM after 38 loyal years of service. He enjoyed turkey, deer and moose hunting with his brothers and son. He loved to spend time at their RV with Brenda.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Brenda; son, Michael (Teri) Sage; stepdaughters, Deanna (David) Mathews and Marissa Gilson; grandchildren, Alexis, Tristan and Savannah Sage, Brenden, Jackson, Wilson and Everly Colvin, and Dallas, Dalanie and Dayna Mathews; brothers, James (Laurie), David (Mary) and William Sage; and mother-in-law, Dorothy Call. He was preceded in death by his son Shawn in 1990.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made in Steve’s name to the organization or charity of one’s choice.

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2 Messages to “Steven M. Sage”

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    Stephanie Yager Says:

    Steve,

    I will always remember you as a kind, gentle, loving man who took me under his wing to protect me from things I didn’t even know I needed protection from. You were the beacon of light that guided me through the storms and the calm force that surrounded me after the storms.

    My time as your step-daughter was short, but the bond was everlasting.

    I will continue to smile every time I think of you as “Beetlejuice” and I will forever treasure the time I got to spend with you during my recent visit. You will always have a place in my heart.

    Love,
    Stephanie

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    Michael Sage Says:

    Dad,
    We will all miss you and your wisdom. Thanks for providing guidance, ethics, and morals while raising my brother and I. That foundation has helped me to raise my own children and has ensured that our family will honor your memory. You will always be in my thoughts as I continue to pass those lessons on to my own children. The woods will be a little bit colder without you in it each fall.
    Love,
    Your Son.

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