Crofton — Roger "Crazy Cooter" Benjamin Sage, 68, of Crofton died Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Visitation was held Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Visitation continued Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the funeral home. Rev. Carl Watkins officiated.

Pallbearers were Kordell Sukup, Kerry Keil, Creston Dvorak, Andy Evans, Mitchell Sage, Aaron Sage, Austin Sage, Matt Sage and DJ Sage.

Honorary pallbearers were Roger's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Burial was in the Crofton City Cemetery in Crofton.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Roger was born on Oct. 27, 1951 to David Edward and Betty Jane (Hill) Sage in Bloomfield. He grew up in the Niobrara area and attended Niobrara High School.  

He worked construction and then got his CDL and began driving truck for Tyson and for National Farms.  

Roger married Vickie Charlene Repenning on May 22, 1971 and they had four children Joan, John, Jeanie and Julee. Roger and Vickie later divorced.

He liked to playing cards, making phone calls, fishing, camping and being outdoors. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Roger is survived by his four children Joan (George) Ramold of Yankton, SD, John Sage of Crofton, Jeanie Sage of Bloomfield and Julee Sage and significant other Kerry Keil of Waverly; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six siblings Norma (Steve) Kuehler of Crofton, Karen (Dave) Abbott of Yankton, SD, Dale Sage of Sioux Falls, SD, Doyle (Brenda) Sage of Yankton, SD, Jeff Sage of St. Helena and Nancy (Kenny) Durrah of Sturgis, SD; one sister-in-law Debbie Sage of Yankton, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents David and Betty Sage; one sister Mary Jane Sage; three brothers Jody, Darrell and Bruce Sage; and one granddaughter Maryann Sukup.  

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