Lyle Wilbur Lage, 90, of Gladbrook, Iowa, entered the presence of our Lord Jesus on April 9, 2017. Visitation will be Friday, April 14, at Salem Church in Lincoln, Iowa from 5-8 pm. His memorial service will also be at Salem Church on Saturday, April 15, at 10:30, followed by lunch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be designated for Salem Church of Lincoln or Iowa River Hospice. Please send all correspondence to Box 246, Gladbrook, Iowa, 50635. The Gladbrook chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes has assisted the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Born on August 6, 1926, to Fred and Kathryn Lage of Gladbrook, he attended country school and graduated from Gladbrook High School. He married Thelma R. Reinig in 1946 and they farmed north of Gladbrook on a Centennial Farm for over 40 years. He also started Lage Products Company, a manufacturing business on the farm. He was very active in his community, involved in the nursing home, bowling alley, senior housing, a charter member of the Gladbrook Lions Club, and many other activities benefiting the community. Very few Corn Carnival parades passed without his contribution to a float, including the largest mobile ear of corn. He also generated lots of enthusiasm with crowds by "creating" pennies with a machine he designed with his dad. He was an active member of the Salem Church in Lincoln, involved as an elder and trustee and in many improvement projects over the years. He was passionate about fishing and had a long list of fishing buddies. He shared his catch with the Gladbrook community by hosting fish fry's. He enjoyed traveling in his motor home and had many friends all over the United States. He had very fond memories of mission trips he spent in Guatemala and Peru, using his mechanical talents to benefit the needs of many.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother Leon, his wife Thelma, and his nephew Alan Lage. Surviving him are his daughters Leanna (Doug) Darnold of Gladbrook, Dot (Ruben) Nevarez, of Poway, California, and Lori (David) Parker, of Lincoln, Nebraska; his grandchildren Todd (Stacy) Darnold, Katie Darnold, Ryan Nevarez, Elizabeth Nevarez, Nathan (Katie) Parker, Brent Parker, and four great-grandchildren.