Robert W. Sage, a lifelong resident of Otsego, died May 23, 2007 at Select Specialty Hospital in Kalamazoo, with his family at his side. He was born June 3, 1921, in Otsego, the son of Fay and Madellon (Burdick) Sage. On December 25, 1942 at the Oakwood Methodist Church in Kalamazoo he married Mary Margaret Miles. They celebrated 60 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on August 15, 2003. Surviving are his daughters, Sharon Sage of Otsego and Janis (Robert) Crandall of Marshall; grandchildren, Lisa (Bjorn) Larson and Robert Crandall; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Larson. Robert was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. He enjoyed tinkering in his workshop and being a good neighbor. He was a scout leader for many years. One of his proudest moments was when he received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boys Scouts of America. It is one of the most prestigious awards granted by one’s own peers in Scouting for distinguished service to youth. Robert was employed by Shakespeare’s in Kalamazoo for over 40 years, retiring in 1981. Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Rev. Jack Eitelbuss officiating. Interment will be at the Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego. Contributions in memory of Robert may be made to the Otsego Church of God library.
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