December 31, 1931 – November 2, 2018
Fredrick Stage, 86 of Elizabeth, IN, passed away November 2, 2018. He was the son of the late Rexford Stage and Bernadette Watson Stage. Frederick was a Lieutenant in the Navy, devoting 24 years of his life. He was a veteran for both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Frederick is preceded in death by his beloved wife: Jo Ann Stage; his children: Loyd Stage and Linda Upham; and his sister Jackie Sisemore. He is survived by his children: Kathleen (Ronald) Bube, Frederick Stage Jr, Sharon Call, Susan Meegan and Beverly Hornsby; his grandchildren: Stephen Stage, Zack Bube, Alex Bube, Jim Upham, John Upham, Beau Hornsby, Alicia Thomas, Amanda Pierce, Jason Stage, Karli Stage, Jacob Stage, Teresa Petty-Stoltman, Veronica Burke, Heidi Stage, Joshua Call, and Alicia Call; his 20 great-grandchildren; and his sister Rose Gomez. Funeral services will be 12 PM Friday, November 9, 2018 at Arch L Heady at Resthaven 4400 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40218. Visitation will be 4-8PM Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the funeral home.
- Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
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November 8, 2018
I am Fred's great niece, Jacqueline Sisemore's grand-daughter. Grandma drove me all the way from Belleville MI to Fred & Joanne's the night of my 12th birthday. We got there in the wee hours. It was the 1st time i was given buttermilk to drink at breakfast; I disliked it! I remember talking to my great aunt and uncle that next day about the trophies their dogs had won and walking out to the kennels to see the pretty dogs. It was a fond memory.
November 8, 2018
You meet a handful of people in your life that just seem like you've known them forever. Fred was like that for me. We had such fun running around America delivering stuff while talking nonstop on the CB radio to one another about anything and everything. Naturally we had good natured Army/Navy discussions daily. When introducing Fred to anyone I always asked them if they had heard of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and told them that Fred was the real Ancient Mariner. In restaurants he would often walk around inspecting other people's meals and then announce that the restaurant was being mean to old people because they were giving young folks larger portions!! Fred was delightful to be around! Once a friend, Fred was always a friend. Always. Fred was a smart, loving, decent and honorable man. It's hard to find men of his caliber. Rest in peace old friend. Save me a place nearby on the High Ground and we'll take up solving the world's problems once again.
November 5, 2018
Grandpa Stage was always full of laughs. Telling jokes, pulling pranks, and trying to get a smile out of those around him.