Sunday, February 5, 2012

Last Rites Held for James H. Lage – Sunday's Obituary

James Herman Lage
b. 14 April 1875
d. 19 February 1974
Funeral services for James Herman Lage, 98, of Latimer were held Saturday afternoon at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Latimer with the Rev. Marvin Marcks officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Eagle Grove. The Willim Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Lage died on Tuesday evening, Feb. In 19, at the Hampton Nursing Home in Hampton, where he had been a patient for the past year.
Born on a farm in Carroll County April 14, 1875, he was the son of Claus and Louise Haas Lage and grew to manhood in that area. His first marriage was to Augusta Witt April 14, 1895 in Carroll County and she died in 1938. He was married to Hazel Sauers at the Little Brown Church May 16, 1940, and she survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons, Max of Sheffield, Jess of Marshalltown, Earl of Meservey, Kenneth of Downers Grove, Ill., William H. and Leland, both of Sacramento, Calif.; and five daughters, Mrs. Karl  (Maude) Guldberg of Coulter, Mrs. Leonard (Pearl) Regan of Austin, Minn., Mrs. Vianthia Dreyer of Iowa Falls, Mrs. Richard (Louise) Martin of Sacramento, Calif. and Mrs. Morris (Luella) Gibbons of the Titonka. He is also survived by one brother, John, of Manning, 37 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, four sisters, two sons, Ralph and James H., And one grandchild.
Mr. Lage came to the Latimer area in 1915 where he farmed for many years. For a number of years he had a milk route in Latimer. From 1938 until 1942 he lived in Eagle Grove. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a former mayor of Latimer and member of the Latimer School Board.
Submitted by DeAnna (Lage) Setzer
Posted by Ron Setzer


  1. James is my grandpa's grandfather!

  2. Thanks for the reply and the information. How exciting! I can't seem to find your email to forward it to the family the post refers too. Would you send a message to Thanks


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