Edna M. Gage

  • Died: February 26, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Edna M Gage, 96, passed away February 26, 2018. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on August 3, 1921 the daughter of the late Henry and Katherine Fritcha. Edna was married to Walter Gage in 1947 and they spent 57 years of marriage together before his passing. Edna and Walter were worldwide travelers after their children were out of the home. In her spare time she enjoyed crafting, needle point, crocheting, and sewing, and sewed many of her daughter's clothes when they were younger. Spending time with family and grandchildren was certainly her favorite past time. She is survived by her daughters; Nicole Dixon, Katherine (Denny) Ruprecht, and Peggy (Steven) Briggs; 10 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Gage; brothers, Orville Fritcha and Harold Fritcha, and stepmom, Esther Fritcha. Funeral service will take place at 11am on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 8811 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835, with calling 2 hours prior. Burial will take place in Clear Lake Lutheran Chapel Cemetery, Fremont, IN at 3pm on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sympathy goes out to you three girls on the loss of your mother, Edna. I last saw her in Woodview when I played my accordion there and talked to her. She was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed her. Sorry I can't be there as we're in Florida yet. God's blessings! Beverly (Hirsch) Scheiwe (She was Dick's first cousin)

Posted by Beverly (Hirsch) Scheiwe - Fort Wayne, IN   February 28, 2018


I always remember Edna as a very kind, loving and happy person, she was one of my Mom's, Betty Hormann's best friends introduced to her by her friend and Aunt Ruth (Smith) Oetting. We enjoyed many fun visits our family of 3 girls with Edna and Walt's 3 girls, Nicky, Kathy and Peggy. Many great memories of those childhood visits. I was thankful that Edna's daughter Peggy would bring Edna to see my Mom Betty Hormann who is at an assisted living community in New Carlisle, Indiana. Their last visit not that long ago, my Mom told me when she said good bye to Edna after their visit Edna told my Mom, "If I don't get to see you again on this earth, I will see you in Heaven". My Mom told me this when she called me about Edna's passing, I know this gave my Mom great peace. I know my Mom will miss her but is at peace she will see her again. She loved Edna very much and Edna was a true friend to my Mom her whole life. I am also thankful I knew Edna and have great memories of her. My sympathy to Nicky, Kathy and Peggy for the loss of your special Mother. Your family friend, Cindy (Hormann) Kok

Posted by Cindy (Hormann) Kok - Jacksonville, OR - friend   February 28, 2018