Marilyn Ruth Eggersmann Sagehorn

Published 1:31 pm Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Marilyn Ruth Eggersmann Sagehorn, 88, of Bermuda Run, died on April 4, 2019 at her home in Grestone Cottage at Bermuda Village Retirement Senter.

She was born on June 3, 1930. Originally from Illinois, she was called to be a teacher and church worker serving the Lord and others with joy and enthusiasm in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  She graduated from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Ill. and earned her master’s from Florida Atlantic University. Along with her husband, Donald Sagehorn, and eventually their three children, she followed this call to Key West, Hollywood, and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. where she retired.  In 2013 she moved to Bermuda Village to be close to her daughter and son.  With her humble demeanor, she was known within the community for her sincere faith, biblical knowledge, eloquence, and positive attitude. She was always ready with a quick wit and words of humor and wisdom enjoyed by young and old. Her dominance of the Scrabble board was legendary.

She was preceded in death by her eldest son David in 2002 and her husband Donald in 2012.   

Survivors: her daughter Paula Jones and husband Mike of Advance; her youngest son Daniel Sagehorn and wife Mary of DeLand, Fla.; grandchildren, B.Leigh Wicclair and husband David of Garner, NNick Jones and wife Stephanie of Lewisville, Collin Sagehorn of Lighthouse Point, Fla., and Ryan Sagehorn and wife Mekenzie of Bucks County, Pa.; and a great-granddaughter, Talia SAGE Wicclair.

A celebration of life service will be held later in the chapel at Bermuda Village Retirement Center.

Memorials: St John’s Lutheran School, 2415 Silas Creek Pkwy., Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or Shepherd of the Coast Christian School, 1901 E Commercial Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308.