Burial will be conducted at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Masonic Services were conducted Monday at the Warner Funeral Home.
Mr. Lage passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.
Robert Keith Lage, the son of Grant and Ethel Hardman Lage, was born July 11, 1924, in Milford. Robert received his early education and graduated from the Milford High School. Robert then entered the United States Air Force, serving from March of 1943 until his honorable discharge in September of 1945.
Robert married Colleen Collins on June 1, 1947, in Spirit Lake. Following their marriage, Robert continued his education at the University of Arizona where he received his B.A. He then went on to Colorado State, receiving his Masters and then he received a Specialist certificate at Iowa State. Following his schooling, Robert was Principle, teacher and coach at Ute, Lakota, Gillett Grove and Melvin, Iowa. Robert then moved to Albert City, where he was principle and then superintendent. In 1968, Robert moved to Exira where he was superintendent and then retired as superintendent from South Page Community Schools in Braddyville. Robert then moved to Spencer, where he did substitute-teaching. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Masons, Shrine and Lions Club. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed square dancing, traveling, golf and playing cards. Robert especially enjoyed winter in Texas with his wife Colleen for several years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and one brother, Donald.
He is survived by his three children: Ronda Kay Bean and her husband, Lee, of Everly, William Grant Lage and his wife, Sherri, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Marianna Renae Rowell and her husband, Steven, of Marion, Iowa; six grandchildren: Cheyenne Bean, Amber (Matthew) Rocazzi, Allison (Shawn) Genereau, Eric Lage, Michaela Rowell and Jakob Rowell; five great-grandchildren: Brayden Bean, Anthony Rocozzi, Nicolas Rocozzi, Christopher Rocozzi and Cora Genereau; other relatives and friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.