Saige Emma Blotske
Aspen, CO ColoradoSaige Emma Blotske, 8, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the home of her grandparents, Rod and Karen Backman on Monday, Aug. 20.
Saige was born on Nov. 1, 1998, in Glenwood Springs, and attended Basalt Elementary through second grade. Saige and her family recently moved to Bismarck, N.D., where both of her parents grew up.Saige enjoyed taking walks around the neighborhood, riding bikes with her family, and she had a passion for listening to music. She loved playing with bells, riding horse, and cuddling with Mom or Dad in her rocking chair, and like most little girls, Saige loved to shop! In her short life, Saige endured a large number of trials and pain, but always with a bright smile and contagious cheerful spirit. Most of all Saige loved Jesus with all her heart. She loved to listen to songs about Him, pray to Him and simply hear His name. She now resides with her Lord and Savior singing, dancing and feasting with Him.
Saige will be deeply missed by her parents, Trevor and April Blotske; her brother, Kohl, and her sister, Jaida, all of Bismarck, N.D.; her grandparents, Rod and Karen Backman and Robert and Theodora Blotske all of Bismarck, N.D.; her great-grandparents, Gary and Margie Cleveland of Bismarck, N.D., William and Clara Ferderer of Mandan, N.D.; her aunts and uncles, Josh and Rachel (Backman) Miller of Bismarck, N.D., Beau Backman of Bismarck, N.D., Eric Backman of Minneapolis, Rob and Cheri Blotske of Rifle, Neil and Shannon Blotske of Rapid City, S.D., Micah and Bridget (Blotske) Davidson of Bismarck, N.D., Wayne and Flor Blotske of New Castle, and Chet Blotske of Bismarck, N.D.; her special cousins include, John and Katie Kusler, Maddie Miller, Kelsey, James and Trinity Blotske, Ethan and Camden Blotske, Amanda, Meagan, Lexus and Petra Davidson and Katie Blotske.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at First Evangelical Free Church, Bismarck, N.D., with Rev. Terry Kern officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.Go to http://www.parkwayfuneral.com to share memories of Saige and sign the online guest book.
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