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Jon David Stage
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Jon David Stage age 79 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Tuesday afternoon January 16, 2018 at his home.
He was born August 10, 1938 in Ironwood, Michigan son of the late Henry and Marie (Skeel) Stage.
Jon resided in Sturgis since 1947 coming from Ironwood. On July 20, 1963 he married Gwen Patterson.
Most of Jon’s working life was involved in the plastics industry. He retired in 1999 from the Ferro Corporation in Stryker, Ohio following 20 years of dedicated employment. At the time of his retirement he held the position of General Manager.
Jon was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1955-1959 earning the rank of Lance Corporal.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis.
Jon was an active member of the Sturgis community. Some of his many involvements included serving on the Sturgis Hospital Board and acting as board president for 17 years, the Sturgis Neighborhood Program and he filled a term of the City Commission.
He is survived by his wife: Gwen; one son: David (Suzanne) Stage of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one sister: Ella Pierucki of Sturgis; one brother: Peter L. (Andrea) Stage of Sturgis; sister-in-law: Agnes Stage of Davie, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Mabel Stage and three brothers: Robert Stage, Michael R. Stage and Dr. James Henry Stage.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-6:00 P.M. Friday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd.., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services celebrating the life of Jon David Stage will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Calvin Kolzow will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW Honor Guard and the U.S. Marine Corp Honor Guard.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Jon’s memory consider the Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Heartland Hospice, 8075 Creekside Dr., Portage, MI 49024.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

19

Jan

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Service

Saturday

20

Jan

2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

402 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

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