March 17, 1961 – July 15, 2020
Harlan Sage, age 59, of Gurley, Nebraska passed away peacefully at his home on July 15, 2020 with his wife Tiffany by his side. A celebration of Harlan’s life will be on Friday, July 24th at 4:00 p.m at the Camp Clark Raiders Shooting Range in Bridgeport below Courthouse and Jail Rock.
Harlan was born on March 17, 1961 in Creighton, Nebraska to Harry and Donna Sage. From that very day, the world changed for the better. Harlan was baptized in 1962. He and his brothers; Mark, Perry, and Eric, grew up in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Harlan was involved in both cub scouts and Boy Scouts, and was a star athlete. Not many people can say they got to be both the quarterback and the punter! He also bragged about controlling the game while playing catcher in legion baseball. He graduated in 1979 a proud Bloomfield Bee and remained proud of his alma mater throughout his life. Harlan’s life took him across the state when he enrolled in Western Nebraska Technical College in Sidney.
Harlan had many jobs over the years, but his true passion was being a small business owner. For the last 30+ years he transformed many hobbies and interests into money making endeavors. Of the many jobs he had, it was clear that raising kids was his favorite. He found his calling when he became a father to Hayden Evan Sage on July 31, 1984. Harlan would go on to become an amazing father to not only Hayden, but also Alyssa, Kyle, Kendall, Justin, Caleb, Brianna, and Levi. He loved all of his children fiercely and spent as much time with them as possible. Harlan’s door was always open to anyone who needed a good influence or a hot meal, and took in many strays over the years. Harlan always kept everyone laughing with his witty comments and silly jokes.
In 2011, Harlan married Tiffany and shared his love for life and all his loved ones with her. They made an amazing team in parenting, business, life, and creating happiness. Their life together was a fairytale, he was her knight in a shining white pickup truck every single day. They could not have been happier.
Hunting, husker football, fishing, shooting, having a stiff drink, cooking and enjoying his delicious culinary creations with friends and family were a few of Harlan’s favorite things. He shared these passions with his wife, his children, and many, many friends both near and far.
Harlan is survived by parents, Harry and Donna Sage. His brothers and their wives, Perry and Karen Sage and Eric and Jenny Sage. His wife Tiffany Sage, and his children Alyssa Sage, Kyle Gordon, Kendall and Brittany Sage, Justin and Jessica Sage, Caleb Weyerts, Brianna and Zac Jones, and Levi Weyerts, and grandchildren, Ashlyn Reinmuth, Deklin Reinmuth, Leiana Sage, Olivia Sage, and Caspen Sage.
Harlan Sage, the man, the myth, the legend, is preceded in death by his Grandma and Grandpa Jerman, Grandma and Grandpa Sage, his brother Mark Sage, and his son Hayden Sage.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the Camp Clark Raiders Memorial Scholarship fund. Please make checks payable to CCR.
Celebration of Life
Friday, July 24, 2020
July 24, 2020
I got to know Harlan from the Sagebrush match several years ago and won the drawing for the Sharps rifle. He seemed l think very proud of the fact that he and Tiffany put together an event that Shiloh felt was significant enough to donate a rifle, as he should have been, when my rifle was finished he asked that I bring it to the following match so he and other shooters could see it which I gladly did. Sagebrush was always one of my favorites that went on the calendar early every year. Like I mentioned got to know him from the match but weren’t close friends as we lived 5 or 600 miles apart but a few years ago when when I started casting bullets for a long range match in Wisconsin I realized I had an issue with my custom mold a week before the match I called Harlan and asked if he had any of his Postells cast which he said he didn’t but replied I’m eating lunch right now but when I’m done I’ll switch the machine over and get them sent out to you in the morning. I received them a few days later, loaded them up and shot the high score at 900 yards the following weekend. He knew I was in a bind and took care of me and I’ve always appreciated it. My heart goes out to Tiffany and the kids his passing will leave a hole in their lives that will never be filled and he will be missed by many people. God Rest.
July 18, 2020
Tiffany and Family..for sorry to hear about Harlan...keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers. Lyle and I so enjoyed Harlan the summer he stayed with us in Imperial Ne and worked for the Lumber Yard. Also all the times we went camping and fishing with the Sage family. Harlan will be greatly missed.
July 18, 2020
May God Bless your family thru this difficult time and hold you close! God Bless!
Kathy and Gary Lemke
July 18, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tiffany and your family. Gary and Kathy Lemke
July 18, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family as you go through this time.