Burlington – Gary T. Gage, 61, passed away in a fatal traffic accident on Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was born in Racine on September 6, 1953, the son of Meredith “Bud” and Gretchen (nee: Ford) Gage. Gary was a 1971 graduate of JI Case High School.
Gary was a well-respected member of the Racine County Sheriff’s Department for 23 years, retiring in 2012. Among Gary’s many passions was his love of guns, aviation, travel, astronomy and the outdoors. Gary was a lifetime member of the EAA; the NRA; and also an Audubon Society member. Gary loved nothing more than a good meal, a good whiskey, and good company. He was known to always have a good story to tell, and was a good friend to all that knew him.
Gary is survived by his parents, Bud (Gloria) Gage of Racine, and Gretchen Gage of Las Vegas; daughter Jennifer Gage in Minnesota; his best friend and companion Gloria Gage of Burlington; brothers and sister, Tobin (Vickie Schommer) Gage of McHenry, Illinois, Timothy Gage and Lisa (Dennis) Stewart both of Racine. He will also be missed by Gloria’s children, Robert Brook of Racine, and Charlene Mayorga of Burlington; and six grandchildren; his nieces Julie Hadlock, Sarah Deleeuw, Nicole Raffini, and Katie Raffini; his nephews Todd Gage, Eric Gage, and Sam Stewart; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Complete services will be held in the funeral home on Friday, January 16, 2015. Visitation with the family will be from 3pm – 6:30pm, followed by a memorial service with Rev.Stephen D. Samuelson officiating. Memorial donations to the Audubon Society; or the National Rifle Association – Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) have been suggested