Lonnie L. Gage

Mar 27, 2021
Gage Lonnie


1:00 PM on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, Waterloo


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel. Family and friends are gathering at Lofty’s Lounge, 3480 Lafayette Rd., Evansdale following the committal service.


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Family


Lonnie L. Gage, 55, of Elk Run Heights, IA, died on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo. He was born January 8, 1966 in Waterloo, the son of Leo and Carol (Schupbach) Gage. He graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1984 and from Hawkeye Tech in Auto Body Restoration in 1986.

Lonnie married Marla Peach, they later divorced. He worked at John Deere as a maintenance plumber in the foundry. He volunteered at the Hudson Fire Department for over 18 years. He played on softball teams throughout the Cedar Valley for over 20 years and had a passion for his cars and motorcycles.

He is survived by son, Austin (Christie) Gage‚ Indianola; parents, Leo and Carol Gage of Evansdale; two brothers, Vernie (Teresa) Gage of Elk Run Heights‚ and Leo, Jr. (Heather) Gage of Greenville‚ SC; two grandchildren, Jackson and Jace; several nephews and a niece, Zac, Nic, Aaron, Ethan, Logan, and Reese.


Click here to send a private message to the family.



Leave a comment
  1. Kayla Hartman Lathrop | Apr 02, 2021
    Love and hugs to the family as you journey through this time of loss and grief!! 
  2. Eric Griffith | Apr 01, 2021
    I met Lonnie in Aug of 1981.  We had begun 2 a day football.  He was from Bunger and I was from Logan.  We hit it off right away.  We both played on the line and for the next three years would be close friends both on and off the playing field.  I remember Lonnie loved to laugh... his boisterous laugh was always easily recognizable... After graduating from college, I returned to Waterloo, we often got together socially, he even was my go to guy when I needed auto body repair.  After I moved to Ankeny we didn't see each other as much.  With the assistance of Facebook and class reunions we reconnected and communicated often... I miss you Lonnie!!  Rest in Peace my friend you left us far too early.  My condolences as well to his family.   
  3. Linda Atkins | Mar 31, 2021
    So very sorry to hear this.  My heart goes out to the family.  Mr and Mrs. Gage, Vernie and Teresa, i know that words can’t really do much right now.  But try to focus on the memories.  Don’t be afraid to laugh when you remember fun times.  Speak of him often.  Even after 9 years both of my families speak of Craig at every gathering.  Usually followed by gales of laughter.  For now, I just send you my deepest sympathy, and know that others care and pray for strength for you all.  Your friend, Linda Atkins
  4. LYLE and KATHY BUHR | Mar 31, 2021
    Kathy and I are sending condolences to the family. We enjoyed his laugh and great smiles.
  5. Doug & Lizz Reuter | Mar 31, 2021

    We are so sorry to hear about Lonnie. Our thoughts are with your family.

  6. Jim & Jan | Mar 30, 2021
    words can not express how sorry we are for your whole family.
  7. Debbie Lundy | Mar 30, 2021
    My deepest sympathy to Lonnie's family. 
  8. Sandy and David Kelley | Mar 30, 2021
    David and I want to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. 
  9. Kristy Storey | Mar 30, 2021
    We re so deeply sorry for the loss of Lonnie. Our hearts go out to you all. He will truly be missed. Sending thoughts and prayers and may God give you strength to get though this horrible time. Thinking of you all.  Love you guys.  Kristy and Bill Storey ❤️
  10. Gary and Alice | Mar 30, 2021
    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers to you and the family.
  11. Laurie shifrel | Mar 30, 2021
    to Heather and Leo. Im so sorry for your loss. Sending love and hugs
  12. sandra goings | Mar 30, 2021
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Gage family.
  13. John Tomkins '84 | Mar 30, 2021

    Prayers and thoughts to the family, I remember Lonnie from East High and when he coached at Hudson. 

  14. Marilee & Lenny Lonsberg | Mar 29, 2021
    We are so sorry to hear about Lonnie. He was a great guy! Sending prayers & hugs to your family!
  15. Jay Vogel | Mar 29, 2021

    To Lonnie's family .

       Sorry your loss .

          I will pray for your family .

              Rip Lonnie will miss you

                      Jay Vogel

  16. Christopher Loffredo class of 84 | Mar 29, 2021
    Sorry to hear this he was a grest guy rest until we meet again to the gage family my heart got out to you 
  17. Chris Loffredo | Mar 29, 2021
    Sorry to hear of this he was a great guy rest until we meet again to the gage famly sorry for you lose i was with him in hight school class of 1984 
  18. Christopher Loffredo class of 84 | Mar 29, 2021
    to a great guy class of 1984 east high school he will be missed badly rest until we meet again then god bless the gage family in your time of need 
  19. Kerrie Graves | Mar 29, 2021
    So very sorry. My sincerest condolences to Lonnie’s family. My heart goes out to you all. 
  20. Michael Niedermann | Mar 29, 2021
    So sorry to hear this known lonnie since I was a little kid always a fun loving guy condolences to his entire family.
  21. Peggy Mott | Mar 29, 2021

    So sorry for your loss.  Lonnie was a great guy.  JD Foundry will miss him.


  22. John Kelly | Mar 29, 2021
    So sorry to hear! Good hearted man! Condolences to Vern & family!
  23. Kim (Linnenkamp) Hood | Mar 29, 2021
    Prayers for peace and comfort to the famliy. 
  24. Fran McGarvey | Mar 29, 2021
    So very sorry for your family’s loss😢Lonnie was a great guy & it was always great to see his smiling face.  He will be greatly  missed by all his Foundry friends🙏🙏🙏💞
  25. Mark Fleming | Mar 29, 2021

    sad to hear of his passing. I remember he was my son's football coach in 5th and 6th grade, good man!


  26. Joe Boyle | Mar 29, 2021
    So sorry to hear. Always remember his laugh! Thoughts and prayers for your family.
  27. Dan and Deb Burkett | Mar 29, 2021
    Our  sincere sympathy on the loss of  Lonnie.  Our hearts and prayers  go out to the whole family.  
  28. Donna and Mike Kubik | Mar 29, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Lonnie’s passing. He was a good man and hewill be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to the Gage family.

    Leave a comment

    Locate Us

    Get directions to Kearns Funeral Service.

    Play button icon. Click to order flowers.

    Order Flowers

    Choose the arrangement and let us worry about the rest

    Play button icon. Click to order flowers.

    Plan a Gathering & 

    Celebrate a life that has been lived and has touched so many.

    Play button icon. Click to plan a gathering or celebration.

    Local Grief Support

    Find a support group to help you cope with grief.

    Play button icon. Click to plan a gathering or celebration.