Resthaven Mortuary & Resthaven Gardens of Memory

11800 West Highway 54, Wichita, KS


Alfred Hans Sagner

August 11, 1926October 1, 2019

Funeral service will be held for Al Sagner at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel, Wichita, KS on Monday October 7, 2019 at 10:00 am with visitation 1 hour prior. The burial service will be held at Winfield, KS Veteran’s Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Al passed away on October 1, 2019, at the Robert J. Dole Veteran’s Medical Center Hospice in Wichita, KS. Al was 93 years old. He was born on August 11, 1926 in Davenport, IA to Hans and Marie Sagner. Al served in the United States Navy during WWII, on the USS Essex Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific Theater. He fought victories at the Solomon Islands, Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, Battle of Kwajalein, and the Battle of Leyte Gulf. After being honorably discharged, he was a professional Fire Fighter in Davenport, IA for several years. After relocating to Long Beach, CA, Al worked for the United States Postal Service, retiring after 23 years. Al was preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Marie Sagner; and one sister, Erma Molle. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruby; and one sister, Margaret Kakert of Davenport, IA. Al and Ruby have two children, Debbie (Larry) Zeilstra, and David (Eileen) Sagner. They have been blessed with seven grandchildren, Beth (Joe) Young, Christopher (Jenny) Zeilstra, Charlene Grinsell, Jamie (Casey) Miller, Curtis (Elizabeth) Zeilstra, Shannon (Matt) Lee, and Sara (Trevor) Morris. To add to that joy, there are nine great-grandchildren, Jaycob and Emma Young, Ava, Collin, Natalie and Levi Zeilstra, Roland, Alaric, and Theoden Miller. Al was a wonderful dancer, and he and Ruby spent many happy times on the dance floor. The waltz was a favorite, but they also danced the polka and many others. He also enjoyed any kind of card game, but his favorite hobby was bowling. He was very good at that also, and was frequently mentioned as the high bowler in his league. Al had a very patient, kind, and thoughtful way about him. He will be forever in our hearts, but now is forever in God’s Heaven. We will meet again.


  • Ruby Sagner, Wife
  • David Sagner, Son
  • Eileen Sagner, Daughter-in-law
  • Debbie Zeilstra, Daughter
  • Larry Zeilstra, Son-in-law
  • Margaret Kakert, Sister
  • Beth (Joe) Young, Grandchild
  • Christopher (Jenny) Zeilstra, Grandchild
  • Charlene Grinsell, Grandchild
  • Jamie (Casey) Miller, Grandchild
  • Curtis (Elizabeth) Zeilstra, Grandchild
  • Shannon (Matt) Lee, Grandchild
  • Sara (Trevor) Morris, Grandchild
  • Jaycob Young, Great Grandchild
  • Emma Young, Great Grandchild
  • Ava Zeilstra, Great Grandchild
  • Collin Zeilstra, Great Grandchild
  • Natalie Zeilstra, Great Grandchild
  • Levi Zeilstra, Great Grandchild
  • Roland Miller, Great Grandchild
  • Alaric Miller, Great Grandchild
  • Theoden Miller, Great Grandchild
  • Hans Sagner, Father (deceased)
  • Marie Sagner, Mother (deceased)
  • Erma Molle, Sister (deceased)

  • Trevor Morris
  • Joe Young
  • Christopher Zeilstra
  • Matt Lee
  • Larry Zeilstra
  • David Sagner

  • American Heart Association


  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Interment Monday, October 7, 2019


Alfred Hans Sagner

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Harry Simpson

October 5, 2019

The final bell has sounded and Alfred is responding to the call.

Fair winds and following seas sailor.
"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation.