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Alan Roy Gage

May 8, 1948 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 73)


Alan Roy Gage, 73, of Villisca, Iowa and formerly of Red Oak, Iowa, entered into eternal rest on Friday March 18, 2022, at the Clarinda Regional Hospital in Clarinda, Iowa.   He was of the age of 73 years, 10 months, 10 days.

The son of John Thomas and Opal Irene (Kadel) Gage, he was born on May 8, 1948, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He spent most of his life growing up and living in Emerson, Iowa.  Alan attended the Nishna Valley Community Schools near Emerson, Iowa, and graduated with the Class of 1967.

Alan enlisted in the U.S. Navy, on December 8, 1967. He served during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Kamiseya, Japan before being honorably discharged on September 8, 1971.  Alan worked for many years for LeRette TV and Appliance as a repair technician. He also worked as an in-home health care provider up until the time of his retirement at age 62.

He enjoyed bowling as well as being outdoors fishing and golfing.  Alan was a member of the United Methodist Church in Emerson, Iowa, and a member of the Levi Burton American Legion Post #575 in Emerson, Iowa.

Preceding Alan in death was his father, John Gage. Left to cherish his memory are his mother Opal Gage; eight siblings, Jerry Gage and wife Eleanor of Osceola, Iowa, Dixie Strange and husband Doug of Red Oak, Iowa, Dale Gage and wife Bonnie of Emerson, Iowa, Ron Evans and wife Beverly of Orem, Utah, Joy Evans of Sparks, Nevada, Denzil Gage and wife Debbie of Glenwood, Iowa, Marlin Gage and wife Peggy of Emerson, Iowa, and Mitch Gage and wife Karen of Onawa, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

Memorial graveside services with military honors will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 1:00 pm at the Emerson Cemetery.  The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation at the Emerson Community Center in Emerson following the graveside from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 3.  A memorial is being established in Alan's name.  Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah assisted the family with cremation.

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Memorial Graveside Service
April 3, 2022

1:00 PM
Emerson Cemetery

Memorial Gathering
April 3, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Emerson Community Center (Emerson)

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