Date of Death: August 14, 2019
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, August 19th, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, 215 N. Main St, Three Rivers, MI 49093 with Rev. Heather McDougall officiating.
James Lewis Gage, age 86, of Three Rivers passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2019 at the Bowman House. James was born on January 8th, 1932 in Kalamazoo, MI., the son of the late Beryl and Dorothea (Yeomans) Gage.
James was born and raised in Three Rivers where he graduated with the class of 1949. He served his country in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1954. On July 1st, 1956 James married the love of his life Mrs. Phyllis (Brewster) Gage and together they raised four beloved children. Daughters, Debra (Robert) Osborn, Pamela (Michael) Heivilin, and Brenda (Patrick) Kinsey; son, Douglas (Tammie) Gage; seven adored grandchildren, Cristy Sutton, Brandon Gage, Jason Heivilin, Logan Heivilin, Beau Osborn, Meryl Cabrera, and Cara Fandrich; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Gage, Donald (Jake) Gage and one sister, Vera Wood.
Mr. Gage was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Sheila Harrison and Janet Disbro.
Memorials may be donated the St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund (A.R.F.) Envelopes are available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of James’ arrangements.
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So sad to learn of Pops death. I didn’t know him well but He seemed as though he had lived a happy long life. I am glad to have had been a small part of his life, at one time.
I also did not know he had passed until today, when I googled him.
Jim couldn’t have been a more kind person, friend, and mentor during my years growing up at the three rivers airport. His approach to flying was always professional, never critical of others he flew with and always someone to look up to. Our flights together, our early Sunday morning coffee conversations and our days with the Civil Air Patrol will always be engraved in my mind. Thank you for being a pal, your service to our country and our community Jim. You will be missed.
Thank you for your services you will be missed deeply