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Robert Leonard Sager
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Robert L Sager passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Stanberry, MO to Ina and Willard Sager January 24, 1932. The family moved to the Northwest during the depression with another large family.
He attended Whatcom County Schools and graduated from Ferndale High School in 1950.
Robert was drafted for the Korean War in 1952 and served his
Country for two years in the Army. After discharge he met Janice
Lynne Martin at a picnic at Lake Samish. Robert and Janice were married on July 15, 1955 in Burlington, WA, they formed a life partnership and ran a successful business of 35 years, Sager Tile, Plastering and Stucco. They also built their family homes, apartments and remodeled other dwellings. Robert assisted all of his five children with building or remodeling their homes as well as passing on his skills as a builder/contractor to many of his children.
He was a devoted family man and preferred to spend his free time with his children or his siblings in Ferndale.
When time permitted, he and his wife enjoyed traveling, photography and fishing/crabbing. During retirement he became a skilled woodworker, making many objects for his family to treasure.
Robert was a member of the Burlington American Legion, the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge 1604, the Plasters Union and the Tile Setters Union.
Robert is survived by his wife Janice Sager of Bow; sons, Mike (Carmen) Sager of Samish Island, Joe (Debbie) Sager of Snohomish, Steve (Julie) Sager of Mount Vernon; daughters, Kim Sager of Burlington, Dani (Dean) Wesen of Bow; grandsons, Adam Sager, Rob Sager, Zac Sager all of Samish Island, Derek Sager of Bellevue, WA, Kyler Sager of Snohomish, Sam Drake of Oakland, CA, Kevin Sager of Mount Vernon, Korey Sager of Mount Vernon, Drew Sager of Bow and Dylan Sager of Bow; granddaughters, Zorah Sager of Las Vegas, Nevada and Kelsey Sager of Mount Vernon; brothers, Frank Sager of Ferndale, Jim (Audrey) Sager of Santa Rosa, CA, Harvey (Joan) Sager, Ken (Louise) Sager and Ralph (Arlynne) Sager all of Ferndale and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Don Sager; two sisters, Marian Martin and Beverly Wood.
Robert will be remembered as a hardworking, kind, and thoughtful husband, father and grandfather.
Memorials may be given to: Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Dr. Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 or Allen United Methodist Church, 16775 Allen West Rd., Bow, WA 98232.
Visitation for Robert will be held at Kern Funeral Home, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A family graveside service will be held at Greenhills Cemetery in Burlington on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, followed by a public memorial service at Allen United Methodist Church at 1:00 PM.
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Memorial Service




1:00 PM
Allen United Methodist Church

16775 Allen W. Rd.
Bow, WA 98232

Cemetery Details


Greenhills Cemetery

11157 Gardner Road
Burlington, WA 98233


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