Jody Allen Sage
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Jody Allen Sage, age 50, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Rick Slattery officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton City Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.

Pallbearers are Doyle Sage, Dave Abbott, Jeff Sage, Bill Van Driel, David Radack, and Kara Kinney. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Kaden and Braxton Sage as well as all of his nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jody was born April 5, 1964, in Osmond, Nebraska, to David and Betty (Hill) Sage. He grew up in the Niobrara and Crofton, Nebraska areas and graduated from Crofton High School in 1982. While he was in high school he started working at Cedar Pork in Hartington, Nebraska. He married Deborah Radack on October 22, 1983 in Yankton. They moved to Yankton in 1984 and Jody later began working at Redlinger Bros. Plumbing and Heating, which he continued for the next 30 years. While working for Redlinger Bros., Jody was very active in the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as the Sack Pack Program in Yankton.

Jody was a hard worker, who was always willing to help or lend a hand but never wanted any credit for the things he did. Even in his death, Jody continues to help others through his decision to be an organ donor. Over 60 people will benefit from Jody's donation. He was a diehard Husker fan and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing cards, playing yard games, attending his children's sporting events, watching Adam race, and entertaining at his house especially at his yearly 4th of July party. Jody was a true family man who built his own house and adored his wife and kids. His favorite thing was to create memories with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Sage of Yankton, two children, Heather Sage of Yankton and Adam Sage of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two grandchildren, Kaden and Braxton Sage; father and mother-in-law, Dr. Morris and Marcene Radack of Yankton; nine brothers and sisters: Bruce Sage of O'Neill, Nebraska; Roger Sage of Pierce, Nebraska; Norma (Steve) Kuehler of Crofton; Karen (David) Abbott of Yankton; Darrell Sage of Osmond, Nebraska; Dale Sage of Sioux Falls; Doyle (Brenda) Sage of Yankton; Jeff (Carmen) Sage of Bow Valley, Nebraska; and Nancy Sage of Yankton; two sisters-in-law, Kim (Erik) Johnson of Avon, South Dakota and Dr. Karen (Shawn) Harmon of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brother-in-law, David (Dawn) Radack of Robins, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, cousin, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Betty Sage.

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Our prayers and thoughts go to the Sage family, he will be missed by all.

Hubert Hoesing

Deb and family,

James and I were so sorry to hear about Jody. You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

The Murphy family

Deb and family,

I was so sorry to learn of Jody's passing, please know we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Marella Medema

Deb and Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Jody will be deeply missed!!!

Dave and Stacy Gonzenbach

Debbie and family

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we are keeping you and yours in our thoughts and praying for comfort.

Love Deb and Bob Valentine

Sage Family

So saddened to hear of Jody's passing. He will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives he has touched. The Good Lord gained a great man on Sunday! You all are in my prayers.

Donn Fischer - I worked with Jody at CHS in Aberdeen.

Deb and Family,

We are so sorry to hear the passing of Jody. When ever I saw Jody he always had a smile, I can still hear his laugh! God's blessing to you all.

Aaron and Teri Biermann

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So saddened by your sudden loss.

Todd and DelRae Abler

Dear Deb and the entire Sage Family,

We were deeply saddened to hear of Jody's death. We will always remember Jody with smiles as he was always providing joy to everyone he met. He was a student of ours and his memories are many. We will miss him and pray for your comfort in this time of loss. May God be with you now and may Jody be always in God's care.

Randy and Peggy Anderson


You and your family are in our prayers we are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way from Oregon.

Sally West

Dear Deb and family,

My heart aches to hear of Jody's death. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God hold you all in His loving embrace and bring you comfort in your sorrow.

"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."

Jackie and Dave Jerke


My prayers are with you and your family. May God provide you with extra strength during this difficult time.

Bonnie Young

Our sympathies are with the entire Sage family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Herman & Sue Wiebelhaus


So sorry to learn of your loss. My condolences to you and all of your family.

Diane Johnson

On behalf of the students and staff of the Beresford Schools we extend out deepest sympathies to Jody's family and his co-workers. We got to know Jody this summer while he worked on a project in our school. He was a real joy to work with and we know he will be greatly missed.

Kevin Nelson - Elementary Principal

So sorry to hear of Jody's passing. He was an awesome person whom I loved to pick on. He will be missed. Prayers out for the whole family

George and Carol Schnebel, God Bless

Sage family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of Jody. I have heard so many nice things about him and I know Jordan and Mariah were close to him as well. (Mariahs mother)

Roxanne Spady

Sage Family

I was saddened to hear of Jody's death, as with anyone so young. I got to know Jody's when he worked with us on several of our projects and that was enough to discover what a genuine person and just plain good person he was. We extend our sympathy to all his family knowing he will be missed. Our prayers are with you. Ed Bottolfsen & All of Us at RaDec Construction Company

Ed Bottolfsen

Deb and family,

my heart is heavy for you. You lost an amazing man, and Heaven has gained one. Jody was always so kind to my in-laws, Jerry and Adeline. They were saddened when you moved, and always wished you were back. I am sure Adeline greeted him with her beautiful smile. My thoughts and Prayers to you all.

Karen Frick Edler

To the entire Sage family

Our deepest sympathy. Jody was a great person. He did a lot of work in Springfield at CR Industries. He never forgot the people that he met. God Bless all of you at this difficult time.

Rodney and Julie Buchholz

Deb and family,

So sorry for you all to lose such a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather, My family aches for you all. Please know we are here for you if you ever need anything. I will miss his and my banter back and forth. You have our deepest sympathies.

Rick Anderson and family

Sage family--

so sorry to hear about Jody-he was a great ;guy. From one of the many Sage relatives.

Warren Haas

Deb and Family,

So sorry for your loss. Jody was such a great friend to my Dad as were all of the Sage family. Great people and Jody was one of the best!!

Donna (Riibe) Ellis

Sage family -

We extend our deepest sympathies to your family. I always enjoyed working with Jody at the various construction projects on the Wayne State campus. He always had a smile and was willing to work through any of the issues there were. We could always count on him. He will be greatly missed here.

Ruth Smith

Ride safe, Jody Gonna miss ya Saturday mornings!

Dave & Dianne Gentrup

Deb and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this loss.

Bob Logue

Deb, Heather, Adam and Family:

I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Jody. He truly was a good man. He was always there to help out and give his input when we needed it. He was one of the best neighbors a person could have. He surely will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are and will be with you.

Linda (O'Grady) Beringer


So sorry to her about Jody's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Diane Pick

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