GIBSON CITY - Keith W. Lage, 65, of Gibson City, passed away doing what he loved on Sept. 11, 2015, in Eugene, Ore.
His funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Pastor Doug Lee will officiate. Burial will take place in Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City with military rites.
His visitation will be 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The visitation will be followed by a Masonic service at 1 p.m.
He was born January 23, 1950, in Fairbury. Keith was the son of the late Wayne R. and Ethel Mae Seifert Lage.
Surviving are two loving daughters, Darcy (Tobie) Thompson and Janna (Leo) Rexwinkle, both of Gibson City; and five active grandchildren, Madi and Jared Thompson, Makenzi and Maci Bielfeldt and Ani Rexwinkle. Also, Keith was honored to help raise his stepchildren, Brad (Ellen) Vaughn, Gilman, and Lauren (Adam) Lemenager, Loda. His stepgrandchildren are Stella Vaughn and Colt Lemenager. He is also survived by two brothers, Denny (Peggy Vogel) Lage, Champaign, and Brian (Stephanie) Lage, Gibson City and nieces and nephews.
Keith was a proud United States Army Veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He was an owner operator of Lage Trucking, leased to Cardinal Transport, Inc. of Coal City, for 29 years. He was a member of the Gibson Masonic Lodge No. 733 AF&AM, the Lee Lowery American Legion Post No. 568 of Gibson City, a lifetime member of Elliott AMVETS of Elliott, a lifetime member of VFW No. 6289 of Gibson City, a member of Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association and attended Living Word Church of Roberts.
Keith cherished his family and friends. He loved life and never knew a stranger. He enjoyed driving his flat top Peterbilt, riding his Harley Davidson and sharing jokes and stories with those he encountered.
Memorials may be made to OOIDA-Truckers for Troops or American Heart Association.
The family requests casual dress. Please come as you are.
A meal and celebration of Keith’s life will follow burial at the American Legion Post No. 568 in Gibson City.