ANCHOR - Ronald D. Lage, 56, of Anchor died at 2:02 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 10, 2007) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, with the Rev. Stephen Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax.
Ron was born Nov. 24, 1950, in Bloomington, the son of Louis H. and Dorothy L. Cline Lage. He married Mary Ann Counsell July 27, 1974, in Darien. She survives in Anchor.
Also surviving are his daughter, Julia (Clint) Harper, Champaign; a son, Brent Lage, Metamora; a grandson, Cole Harper; two brothers, Richard Lage, Annapolis, Md., and Stephen (Linda) Lage, Weldon Spring, Mo.; one sister, Ellen (Steven) Kollmann, Northbrook; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Ron was a 1968 graduate of Octavia High School and a 1973 graduate of Western Illinois University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Anthropology. After graduating from college, he farmed in the Anchor area for 30 years.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, having served as past president of the church council. He was an Anchor Township Trustee and had been a volunteer with the Octavia Fire Department.
Ron enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His sense of humor and integrity will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association or to the Gibson Area Hospital.
Online condolences and a guest registry are available at duffypilsmemorialhome.com .