Welcome to the memorial page for

Helen Mae (Ernst) Sage

April 15, 1930 ~ July 19, 2017 (age 87)

The Piano Brothers

     Helen Mae Sage age 87 of St. Johns, MI, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI.

     Funeral Services will be held at St. Johns Lutheran Church, St. Johns, MI, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor George Brinley officiating.  Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI.  Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

     Helen was born in Clinton County, MI on April 15, 1930, the daughter of Esther Ernst.  Helen married Hiram "Bud" Sage on May 24, 1980 in Fowler.  Bud passed away on April 6, 2014. 

     Helen was a member of the American Legion Auxillary in St. Johns and a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and needlepoint work. Helen resided all of her life in St. Johns.

     She is survived by her son Roger Hansen of St. Johns, MI, daughter LuAnn Hansen-Visser of St. Johns, MI, 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and uncle John Ernst of St. Johns, MI.  Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Karla Bishop, step-children; Gary Sage and Bonnie Forbes, granddaughter Sherri Fraser, and great granddaughter Schyler Sage.

     Memorials may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Johns Lutheran Church
511 E. Sturgis St, St. Johns MI 48879

 Service Information

Visitation - with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
July 21, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Funeral Service
July 22, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Johns Lutheran Church
2057 N. Lansing Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

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