Gene Sauvage 1928-2020
Carl Eugene “Gene” Sauvage, 92, Havensville, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Onaga Health and Rehab.
He was born April 28, 1928, in Emmett, the son of Carl Charles and Nellie “Mae” Day Sauvage.
Mr. Sauvage worked for highway maintenance at the State of Kansas, retiring after 36 years. He was also a farmer and stockman for most of his life.
He was a member of Havensville Christian Church, Havensville Lions Club and Havensville Historical Society.
He married Betty Jeanne Gibson on April 23, 1947, in Holton. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before her death on Jan. 11, 2007. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Greenmun, in 2012; a granddaughter, Melissa J. Wright, in 2012; a great-great-granddaughter, Lydia Ahlenstorf, in 2018; and two brothers, Harvey P. Sauvage, in 2017, and Bill Sauvage, in 2018.
Survivors include two daughters, Saundra Simkins and Gloria VandeVelde and husband Ronald, all of Havensville; a sister, Betty L. Myers, Havensville; eight grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sauvage will lie in state until 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Cemetery in Emmett. Family will meet at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Havensville Christian Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.