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LaVonne Pauline (Sagel) Lage

July 28, 1940 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 80)


With profound sadness, we celebrate the life lived by LaVonne, our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all whose lives she touched.  She left us on September 1, 2020 with family members at her side at Topside Manor.  She was in her 80th year.

LaVonne was born in Ft. Morgan, CO on July 28, 1940 to parents, David and Pauline Sagel.  She was the baby of the family with 3 older sisters and a brother.  She was educated in Ft. Morgan, CO through high school and attended Colorado State University for 2 years where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

She met the love of her life, Everett Lage, Brush, CO and they celebrated their marriage union on August 18, 1961.  They began their married life farming in Morgan County, CO and welcomed their beloved children Shannon and Mark into their family. In 1966, they moved to Goodland, KS where she and Everett worked at the Great Western Sugar Company.   In Goodland, LaVonne worked as a travel agent for Arrow Travel and as a grain accountant with Goodland Co-op and Mueller Grain.  In Sharon Springs, LaVonne worked and retired from the Wallace County Co-op. 

LaVonne was a wonderful wife, mother and Nana.  She kept an immaculate house and had a gift for decorating and party planning.  She also enjoyed spending time outdoors tending to her yard and flowers. She was a founding member of PEO Chapter ID and treasured time with her sisters.  She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church; a social member of the Sugar Hills Country Club and involved with the Glendale Livewires 4-H Organization.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Shannon (Melvin) Nemechek of  Goodland, KS; Mark (Christi) Lage of Overland Park, KS;  Connor Simpson and Mya Nemechek of Goodland, KS and Sophie Lage of Overland Park, KS.  She is also survived by her two sisters, Eloise (Conrad) Hanson of Goodland, KS and Virginia McCracken of Brush, CO.

LaVonne is preceded in death by her parents, David and Pauline Sagel; her husband, Everett Lage; her sister, Renee Young and brother, Leonard Sagel. 

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September 4, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Koons-Russell Funeral Home
211 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, Kansas 67735

Funeral Service
September 5, 2020

10:00 AM
Koons-Russell Funeral Home
211 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, Kansas 67735


Goodland Cemetery, Goodland, KS


Topside Aquatics
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