Juanita Sage

Apr 13, 2019
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Family-directed services will be held at a later date.




St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 1122 W. 11th St., Waterloo, 50702


Juanita Sage, 89, of Cedar Falls, died at NewAldaya Lifescapes on Saturday, April 13, 2019.


She was born July 13, 1929 in Waterloo, the daughter of Henry and Cleo Sams Dale.


Juanita graduated from East High School in 1947 and attended a year at The Iowa State Teachers College (UNI).


She married George Earl Payne in 1948; he died in 1963. She married Christian Y. Hansen in 1964; he died in 1995. Juanita married Eddie Sage in 1997 and he preceded her in 2017.


She was the administrative secretary at Department of Human Services, retiring in 1994.


Juanita was a member of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Waterloo. She enjoyed collecting teddy bears, spending time with her sorority sisters, and singing for the local community nursing homes.


Survived by:  a son, Steven Payne‚ Kalama‚ WA; 4 step-daughters: Debra Scoby‚ Apache Junction‚ AZ, April Sage‚ Collinsville‚ IL, Marianne Sage‚ Apache Junction‚ AZ; and Scarlett Bayard‚ Dallas‚ TX; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.


She is preceded in death by:  her parents; husbands; a step daughter, Cynthia Erpelding; and two sisters, Glenita Vroman and Nola Fagerlind.

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  1. Elaine Hammer | Apr 25, 2019
     I have known Juanita for many years through being members of St Ansgar Lutheran Church.  I am a musician there, playing piano, organ, guitar and singing too.  Also I accompanied the choir for years.  Juanita was ALWAYS a ray of sunshine and always enjoyed the music and had a great voice.  I could always hear her voice out of the congregation when there was a song.  She would also compliment me on my music many times.  She was a kind, considerate, loving and positive person.  I consider her one of my favorite people that I have ever known.  I highly respected and admired her.  She will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers to Juanita's family.  I also enjoyed visiting with Eddie and Juanita. 
  2. Sue Green (NAL Volunteer) | Apr 22, 2019
    Juanita Sage was one of my "favorites" when volunteering at NewAldaya.  I met her when Eddie went on the Honor Flight with my father-in-law.  She knew me (7th math teacher) as "one of Eddie's Math Friends". I would often take Juanita to Chapel on Sunday mornings and sometimes to the Thursday Hymn Sings. Juanita loved to sing the old-time hymns!My favorite memory of Juantia occurred this past November.  There was an Irish group playing in the Pub at NAL, one Monday night.  My husband and I were there to listen to our friend who was in the group.  The music was wonderful so I suggested to my husband that we go get Juanita and her best friend (who was also in a wheel chair.)  Those two gals really loved the music (along with getting to go on this "outing" together)!  They were "all smiles" when we returned them upstairs to their rooms.Juanita's face would really "light up" whenever she would see me.  I miss her!

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