Bradford Lawrence Sager, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 surrounded by his loving family and friends in Kansas City, MO, after a long, courageous fight with Multiple Myeloma.
He is survived by his sister Pam Gentz and husband Lonny of Topeka, KS; niece, Amy Aldridge of Denver, CO, nephew Jay Gentz of Las Vegas, NV; along with many close family and friends.
The youngest of two children, Brad was born July 26, 1954 to Pat and Lawrence Sager in Herington, Kansas, where he lived until beginning college. Upon graduation from Washburn University in 1977 with his Bachelor of Business Administration, he assisted his family with their local Hallmark business while also promptly beginning his work with Farmers Insurance. Brad was truly one of a kind. He was brilliant, innovative, motivated, and very dedicated when it came to his work. He could help you with anything, always knew the answers and if he didn’t, he would continuously research until he had the answer.
Brad truly loved his work and is respected and recognized within Farmers Insurance industry for his skills, knowledge, and dedication to Farmers Insurance. He not only held multiple roles within Farmers Insurance from an agent to claims just to name a few but, also held various insurance designations: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (C.P.C.U.), Graduate in Claims Administration (GCA) and a Diploma in Legal Principles, that represent his insurance mastery. Brad was a highly valued member of any team he served. He was humble and had the strongest of work ethic, integrity, and passion. Over the years his insurance mastery and reputation earned him various titles within Farmers Insurance. He also assisted on various outside boards providing his expertise. After 40 years of service with Farmers Insurance (1977-2017), Brad retired in 2017. Brad continued to be a sounding board and provided his expertise and caring nature to his beloved co-workers who were also his friends and family. After retirement he really enjoyed making personalized pens and lightbars for others to enjoy and remember him by. These brought others so much joy, and in return brought Brad a ton of joy. He was the most generous man.
Brad’s motto was, “One day at a time. One week at a time.” This was a quote he had printed on his memorabilia that he would hand out. Brad lived by those words both in his personal life and professionally. He not only took pride in his work at Farmers Insurance, but truly relished in the lasting friendships he made during his time in business.
He was truly an inspiration to all. If only a few words were used to sum him up, it would be the BEST. Brad Sager was not only a friend, family, and co-worker to many of us. He was kind, honest, had an incredible whit and sense of humor, and a true love for his family and friends. He was truly one of a kind, and our world is truly a better place because of him. Brad will be missed dearly, loved always, and never forgotten by those who hold him dear to their hearts.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Brad Sager’s honor to Kansas City Hospice: 12000 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64145. Per Brad’s request no services are planned.