Charles Sager / 1926-2009
Published 9:21 am Friday, July 17, 2009
Charles Sager, 83, of Eagle Street in Niles passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Lakeland Hospital in Niles. Charles was a resident of Riveridge Manor for 2 years.
Funeral services to honor Charles’ life will be held on Sunday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles, with a time of visitation one hour prior. Jack Van Arsdall will be officiating.
A private inurnment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac.
Charles was born on March 5, 1926 to the late George and Hildur (Johnson) Sager in Fond Du Lac, Wis.
After his junior year of high school Charles was drafted in to the United States Army where he proudly served his country. After his tour was over Charles went straight back to high school and finished his senior year.
After school Charles wed Bettie Lee on Sept. 21, 1956 in South Bend, Ind.
He retired from Bendix after 18 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the 28th Division Heritage Association and after he retired Charles and Bettie would travel to army reunions. When Charles wasn’t working or traveling he could be found at home working on cars or enjoying music.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Charles is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years Bettie; children, Steven (Lisa) Sager of College Grove, Tenn. and Sandra Sager of Niles and grandchildren Steven and Leslie Sager.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association located at 225 N. Michigan Avenue; Floor 17; Chicago, IL 60601 or the Salvation Army located at 615 Slaters Lane; P.O. Box 269; Alexandria, VA 22313.
Condolences, photos and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com.
Arrangements were by Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Niles.