James E. "Jim" Sage

Nov 4, 2017


11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Franklin St. Waterloo.     


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home and for an hour before services at the church.     


Mount Vernon Township Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa     


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church


James E. "Jim" Sage, 84, of Waterloo, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at NorthCrest Specialty Care.

Jim was born December 2, 1932 in Waterloo the son of Ernest and Frances Rainbow Sage.  He married Ann Farmer June 7, 1959 in Van Horne, Iowa.

Jim graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1950. Received a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State Teacher’s College (UNI) in Social Science in 1958.  He is a veteran of the United States Army.

Jim was a farmer, and had been President and Treasurer of Rainbow Farms, Inc., a family farm corporation.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, Elder, Treasurer, and Sunday School teacher; Black Hawk County Draft Board from 1960-1967, Waterloo Community School Board from 1970-1973 where he also served as Board President; former President of Black Hawk County Farm Bureau Board; former District 1 Director of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, a member of the Black Hawk County Soil Conservation District from 1973-1976 where he had served as Chairman.  Jim was named Iowa Master Pork Producer in 1965; Iowa Master Farmer in 1980; received the Iowa 4-H Alumni Award in 1988; Inducted into the East High School Hall of Fame in 1973; and Inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame in 2009.            

Survivors include: his wife Ann Sage of Waterloo; son Timothy Sage of Van Horne; daughter Amy (Dan) Herring of Prairie Village, Kansas; son Craig (Terry) Sage of Waterloo; and son Patrick (Tracy) Sage of Batavia, Illinois.  He is also survived by grandchildren: Kyle (Heather) Sage and Mack Sage; Jordan and Leah Herring; Alannah, Mallory, and Mitchell Sage; and Nora Sage; and a nephew Jim Huntington and family.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Carol Sage Huntington, and nephew David Huntington.


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  1. Willard Jenkins | Nov 07, 2017
    I knew Jim mainly as a very knowlegable and respected spokes person for Agriculture in Black Hawk County and all of Iowa.  He will be missed and condolences to the Sage family.  
  2. Kelvin & Donita Schmitz | Nov 06, 2017
    Craig & Terry, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 
  3. Steve Christensen | Nov 06, 2017
    RIP Jim.  You touched many lives.
  4. Kelly Bolton | Nov 06, 2017

    Terry and family

    Sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers

    Kevin and Kelly Bolton

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