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06/15/2019 - Carol J. Sager

Funeral services for Carol J. Sager, age 80, will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Wellspring Church (formerly Wesleyan Gospel Chapel) in Gordon, NE.

Burial will be held at Extension Cemetery near Whiteclay, NE.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 at
Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon.

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com.

Carol passed away on June 4, 2019 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, NE. She was born on February 16, 1939 to John William and Helen (Semin) Majeski.

In 1941, the family moved to Los Angeles, CA. When Carol was in the 8th grade, the family moved to Venice, CA where she attended Mark Twain Jr. High and Venice High School, graduating February 1, 1957. Upon graduation, she went to work for General Telephone Company in Santa Monica, CA.

On February 18, 1959, she was united in marriage to William (Fritz) Deckert of Porcupine, SD, and to this union, three children were born, Michael John, Tina Rae, and William Martin Deckert II.

After Fritz passed away in an automobile accident, Carol and her children returned to California where she was employed by Douglas Aircraft. She missed the South Dakota life and returned to the Deckert ranch.

On August 2, 1963, Carol was united in marriage to Vernon Sager, and to this union, Mark Allen and Leslie Anne were born and joined the family.

Carol worked for Shannon County School in Batesland, SD, driving a school bus and also working as a teacher’s aide and attendance clerk. Carol enjoyed gardening, canning, and taking care of her children. She was active at the Wesleyan Gospel Chapel (now the Wellspring Church) and served on the board.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and sister Shirley Dunn. She is survived by husband Vernon; children Mike Deckert, Bill Deckert, Tina (Doug) Dutenhoeffer, Mark Sager, Leslie (Wayne) Reeves, and Mike Gilbert whom she considered a son; brother John Majeski; special friend Jon Alpert; friend Charlotte Cummings who she considered a sister; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

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