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Services at a Later Date


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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David Lee "Gage" Gage David Lee Gage “Gage” 41, of West Des Moines, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at a later date.

Gage was born January 17, 1976 in Waterloo, Iowa and received his education from North Fayette High School in West Union, Iowa. He loved playing football in high school and was part of the 1992 Championship team. He enjoyed working as Assistant Manager at Ace Hardware helping customers for many years. He loved sports, especially the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Gage was a kind, gentle and caring man who could not turn away a stray animal. He loved music and spending time with his wife and friends. Gage loved making people laugh and believed his sense of humor was a gift from God.

He is survived by his wife, Melanie Wood Gage of West Des Moines, Iowa; father and mother, Robert and Mardene Gage of Solon, Iowa; sister, Marcy (Brad) Wymer of Iowa City, Iowa and nephew, Jordon Wymer of Fayette, Iowa; sister, Stacy (Bill) Peterson of Dubuque, Iowa, sister Kristi (Pete) Montgomery of Iowa Falls, Iowa and niece, Alyssa (Eric) Miller of Des Moines, Iowa; parents-in-law, Neal and Kathy Wood of Traer, Iowa; brother-in-law, Matthew Wood of Traer, Iowa; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gage was preceded in death by his sister, Amy Manross; nephew, Tanner Wymer; maternal grandparents, Deane and Mary Davis; and paternal grandparents, Levi and Alberta Gage.

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