Gary Lago(1954 - 2014)

Gary Lago

Ankeny, Iowa

Gary Lago, 60, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2014 at his home in Ankeny. His family is having private services to celebrate his life.

Born February 2, 1954 in Lewiston, Maine, Gary Riley Lago was the son of Wayne and Fern (Vallee) Lago. He grew up in Maine and pursued his education to earn a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Mankato State University. Later he continued to receive another Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Gary began his career as the City Administrator for the city of Clive. He then advanced to Snyder & Associates Engineers and Planners before becoming a partner and Vice President of Operations at SB&A Architects in Ames.

Gary was an avid bicyclist and enjoyed riding many trails in the area. He also enjoyed following all levels of baseball. Most of all, Gary loved his family members who all held a special place in his heart.

Survivors include his daughters, Kylie (Nick) Cooper and Jenna (Tom) Ellingworth; granddaughter, Hazel Cooper; former wife, Marilyn Lago; and siblings, Jim (Maria) Lago, Tim (Jeanne) Lago, and Bobbie (Eric) Utterborn. He was welcomed home by his parents.


Funeral Home

Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory
1510 West First Street Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-4674

Published in Des Moines Register on July 19, 2014