James “Jim” Sagebiel, age 81, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020, at Morton County Hospital, Elkhart, Kansas.
James was born in Paonia, Colorado to James and Veda (Riley) Sagebiel on July 9, 1939.
He married Vivian Joyce Pate June 4, 1958, in Elkhart. Vivian preceded him in death on July 11, 2012. To this union were three children: Dennis, Dale, and David.
His hobbies included anything to do with ranching, farming, or rodeos. Jim enjoyed cattle trading and going to cattle sales. When his children were younger, he and wife Vivian Joyce enjoyed hauling the boys to rodeos. In the last couple of years, he enjoyed spending time with girlfriend Joyce and dancing on the weekends.
Survivors include, three sons, Dennis James Sagebiel and wife Susan, Glendale, AZ., William Dale Sagebiel, Peoria, AZ, David Wayne Sagebiel, Elkhart, KS.; significant other, Joyce Hallagin, Elkhart, KS.; two sisters, Alice Witcher, Santa Fe, NM., Barbara Pate, Elkhart, KS.; nine grandchildren, Kayci, Kaitlyn, Jessica, Stephanie, T'nette, Nikki, Katy, Victoria, and Sarah; several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Veda and wife Vivian.
Visitation will be held Thursday, November 5, 2020, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. at Robson Funeral Home, 120 Grant Street, Elkhart, Kansas.
Memorial service will be held Friday, November 6, 2020, 11 A.M. at Jim's House, 1065 E. Highway 56, Elkhart, Kansas. There will be a private family cremation burial at a later date.
A memorial has been established for Morton County Fair and Rodeo. Memorials may be mailed to Robson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 606, Elkhart, Kansas.
Robson Funeral Home, Elkhart is in charge of arrangements.