Orlean Stage, 52, of Vesta, died unexpectedly of a farm accident on Friday, May 10, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Vesta with burial to follow in the Vesta Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Vesta. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the church for one hour prior to the services.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Orlean Alvin Stage, the son of Alvin and Malinda (Kletscher) Stage was born June 19, 1966 in Marshall, Minnesota. He graduated from Milroy High School and attended 2 years of college.
Orlean married Gail Raddatz on June 4, 1988 at the St. John Ev. Lutheran Church of Redwood Falls. After getting married they lived in Burnsville before returning home to the family farm by Vesta. Orlean enjoyed and took pride in fixing up the family farm. He loved farming, driving truck, cars, motorcycles, and camping with the family. Orlean also enjoyed cooking for the family gatherings when the children came home.
Orlean was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Vesta and was on the Wabasso Public School Board.
Orlean is survived by his wife, Gail Stage of Vesta, his mother Malinda Stage of Redwood Falls, his children Austin (Jessica) Stage of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Brandon Stage (special friend Lindsey Raker) of Vesta, Aleesa Stage (fiancé-Duncan Diel) of Winnebago, Minnesota, Shayla Stage (special friend Pete Dellwo) of White, South Dakota. Also surviving siblings Lynnette (Jay) Engeswick of Mankato and Muriel (Mark) Mazzone of Fort Meyers, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Stage, infant sister, Cynthia, brother in law Jeff Carlson, nephew Andrew Carlson and his mother in law and father in law Harlan and LaDonna Raddatz.
In loving memory.