Hal Bruce Sager

Hal Bruce Sager died March 26, 2014, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colo. He was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Colby.

Hal attended Bird City schools, graduating in 1965. He was active in football, basketball, track, science club, band, vocal and theater productions.

He was drafted into the Army in October 1967 and was deployed to Vietnam in July 1968. After his return, he worked at and later owned, along with his brother, Doug, McDougal-Sager Grain Co.

Hal married Judy (Crawford) Sager on April 21, 1979. Two boys were added to this family, Chad in 1982, and Michael, in 1985. Later, Chad and his wife, Becky, welcomed two daughters, Quinn and Linden, who made Hal a very proud and happy grandpa.

Volunteer service was important to Hal. He served as a special deputy for 24 years; fire chief for Bird City and Rural Fire District #11 for 26 years; American Legion Post commander for 11 years, Cheyenne County EMT for 19 years, and emcee for the Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Show for 36 years. Hal served on the city council in Bird City and, at the time of his death, was serving as mayor.

Survivors: wife, Judy; sons, Chad (Becky), of Atwood, and Michael, of Denver; granddaughters, Quinn and Linden, of Atwood; brothers, R. Warren (Deloris), of La Crosse, Fred (Pam), of Colby, Doug, of Glen Haven, Colo., Wayne (Peggy), of Salina, and Alan (Tonya), of Colby; sisters, Janet (Danny) Siegfried and Janey, both of St. Francis; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death: parents, Bob and Dorothy Sager, of Bird City.

Celebration of Life: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Immanuel United Methodist Church, Bird City, with graveside services and military honors following at Bird City Cemetery. Memorials: Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Association, Cheyenne County Wildlife, American Legion Post No. 352 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster