John Leon LaSage, December 2, 1940 – April 9, 2011, departed to be with the Lord on April 9, 2011, in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, JoAnne LaSage; son, Greg (Lisa) LaSage; daughters, Janel LaSage and Jeanine LaSage; sister, Chris (Bud) DeSiata; in-laws, Joe and Jeanne Tilley; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Margaret LaSage, sister and brother-in law, Dee Dee and Chuck White. Entombment ceremony, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the family's mausoleum estate at Mountain View Cemetery. Life commemoration service, 11 a.m. on April 19, 2011, at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the UCCS Navigators (PO Box 6000, Colorado Springs, CO 80934, account # 21349469), Shepherd's Heart Ministry (PO Box 4808, Parker, CO 80134) or Woodmen Valley Chapel (290 E. Woodmen Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80919). Online condolences; MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear JoAnne and Family;

    In our lifetime we have blessed by the touch of a few truly sweet souls; John was one of these. This prince among men leaves behind, a hole in our heart that only he could fill. God bless you and yours, and grant you peace.

    With love.

  2. We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. John was a kind and gentle soul whose approach on life was unique. He touched many lives and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
    Paula (Batten) Sollenberger
    Randy Sollenberger

  3. We wish the entire family our fondest memories and prayers. John was a tower of strength to all who met him. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make these times easier.

  4. Sgt. John LaSage, a man I will never forget. He was my first Sgt. when I began at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department. He spoke soft and taught with so much heart. You will be missed, and thank you Sgt. John for all you did.

  5. We lived a few doors up from John and Joanne for 8 years. I met John when I was walking up the street and saw him under his Corvette in the garage trying to put the engine in by himself. I ran up there and helped him put it in. From then on we talked everytime we saw each other. We moved in 2003, however, John and I always kept in touch almost on a weekly basis. He was a great man and one of the kindest I have ever known. I will miss him forever.

  6. So very sad to hear the news of John’s passing. He will be sorely missed and was loved by all who knew him. He was a special person and a sweetheart. RIP John.

  7. Thank you John for being there for me at crucial times. The reflection of Christ in you drew me closer over the past 2 years. Thanks for the talks over coffee. Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Your loving brother – Kevin

  8. So long Uncle Johnny, thanks for teaching me how to draw mountains, how to water ski and scuba dive, how to make a G chord on a guitar and how to box. Thanks too for taking me to see Christmas lights when I was two, even though it got you into big trouble! I will always remmeber the big boat you built in Grandma’s driveway and the cool cars you zoomed around in. You were quite a man!

    Love
    Mike

  9. John was a man of “No Regrets”. From the time I met John, he lived life to its fullest. I lived with JoAnne while going to college and she lost a bet with me. She had to take Scuba Diving Classes and that is where it all began with John. He was our instructor! I know he fell for JoAnne instantly and I was able to witness how that love only grew stronger over the years. He was the most amazing husband to JoAnne; father to his son and daughters, and friend to many of us. We will miss him dearly, but know with confidence that we will all be joined together once again in the heavenly realm! We know you are at Peace and we will miss you! Until we meet again….(Do they have Scuba in heaven?)

  10. Grant all the strength to live with his loss, for there are many who loved him,
    And many will speak his name with fondness.
    You will be miss Uncle Johnny!

  11. I worked with John at the Pueblo Sheriff’s Dept in the early 80’s, he was always so energetic, selling his Amway, driving his Mercedes, the first one I ever saw driven in Pueblo,diesel, and wouldn’t start in the bitter cold, he was always so happy and cheerful. I remember his beautiful blue eyes and gusto for life. He was much loved by his wife and I know he will be missed.

  12. My condolences to the Family of John. Our acquaintenance with John goes back to the 60’s and 70’s. My husband, Bill Quillen, now deceased and John loved to water ski. We had some great times at the lake and John always had a good word and encouragement for everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    Rest in peace and God be with your family in these difficult times.

    Linda (Quillen) Hudson

  13. I’m sorry to hear about John passing away. He was a Sgt at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s dept when I started in 82, it was my pleasure and honor to work with him, and more so to be able to call him a friend. I was sorry to see him move to Colorado Springs but did help him move there long time ago. he was a great man, and will be missed, my prayers go out to his family. Farewell my friend, rest in peace.

  14. Many fond memories of going to school (Centennial) with you, Dee Dee, Chuck White. God be with you all. To your family . . . many, many prayers. God Bless!!

  15. Dear JoAnne, Jeanine and Janel,
    We have such wonderful memories of John and your family! We lift you up in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by our Lord. May you have peace in your hearts. May God fill you with His graces.
    Ron, Karen, Kristi and Kevin Durbin

  16. Hello JoAnne,
    Allen and I just wanted to send you a note to let you know we have been praying for you,John and the family through this most difficult time. We know our Lord walks through these times with us and holds us tightly. Our prayer is you and your family will sense an amazing peace and strength through the many prayers that are being sent up for yall.
    Allen said to say hello to Jeanine and we hope she has continued her dailey bible reading and through her time with our Lord she will sense His presence in her life.
    Even though we don’t know each other well, we love you and will continue to pray for you all.
    Larry and Lorrie will give you a hug from us.
    God be with you.
    Allen and Terry Huth-The Ezra Project

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