Lages’ 60th anniversary


John and Shirley Lage, formerly of Paris, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 19. They we married in Steward in 1959.

She is the daughter of the late Ralph and Betty Larabee of Steward, and he is the son of the late John and Ethel Lage and the late George and Ruby Franklin. He retired from Northrup King after more than 30 years working at Rochelle, Paris and Indianapolis, Ind.

In addition to Paris, the couple made homes in Scarboro and Paw Paw in Illinois and Greencastle, Ind. They were active in the Paw Paw Presbyterian Church, Paris Presbyterian Church and Greencastle Christian Church.

They have five children, John (Jan) Lage of Rochester, Minn., William (Pamela) Lage of Brazil Ind., Janice (Dirk) Wolgast of Oswego, Renee Socia of Troup, Texas, and Maria (Demetrius)Gibson of Hoffman Estates; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The Lages helped raise numerous foster children and opened their house to other family members whom they consider family as well.

Cards with a note about why they are special or a personal remembrance may be sent to John and Shirley Lage, 119 Deer Creek Hills, Greencastle, Ind. 46135.