Eugene Gage

A funeral service was held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home Chapel, Devils Lake for Eugene E. Gage, 81, of Devils Lake, formerly of Calvin.

Eugene Gage

Posted on 10/18/13

He died Monday, October 14, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in the loving care of his family.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team.

Gene was the youngest of seven children born to Claude B. and Lena M. (Whitmore) Gage. He was born on April 8, 1932 on the family farm in rural Calvin. He began driving a tractor at 8 years of age. He farmed until he was 70 years old, then worked eight years for his son, Del. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was the recipient of a Purple Heart and Silver Star. He loved working with wood and built many things for his children and grandchildren, including four grandfather clocks. He served several years on the Calvin Farmers Union Board. He was united in marriage to Judy Twaddle in Langdon in 1954. They moved to Devils lake in 1993, into a home they built themselves.

Gene is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judy; four sons: Del (Bev) Gage, Sarles, Jeff (Donna) Gage, Bismarck, Greg Gage, Langdon and Barry (Denice) Gage, Devils Lake; 11 grandchildren: Tracy (Leeann), Chad, Jami, Jenna, Travis, Joey (Jessi), Katie, Lucas, Deelia, Corban and Wyatt; eight great grandchildren: Paityn, Avery, Hudson, Trā, Tru, Maci, Finley and Joey Jr.; brothers: Warren Gage, Stanwood, Wash., Duaine (Toni) Gage, Grand Forks; sisters: Lois Flanders, Devils Lake and Betty Stratton, Antioch, Calif.

Preceded in death by his parents Claude and Lena; granddaughter, Kami Gage; sisters, Norma Heyer and Joyce Ohlheiser.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the donor’s favorite charity.

Friends may sign the online register book at

Gilbertson Funeral Home of Devils Lake was in charge of arrangements.