Claude Kage Jr.

Claude William Kage, Jr. of Ft. Lupton died at his residence on February 17, 2014. He was 77. Claude was born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska on December 20, 1936 to Claude William Kage, Sr. and Edna Arabelle Ferguson. He grew up in Plattsmouth and the Lincoln area and moved to Loveland in 1955. He married Rosie Ramirez on November 27, 1957 in Loveland, Colorado. Claude managed Longmont Rendering for 20 years then owned and managed his own pet food business, C & K Greyhound Supply. Claude loved and adored his family, especially spending time with his grandkids and having barbeques. Claude was a "tinkerer" working on his tractors, his red truck, and older cars and always helping the neighbors. He loved gardening, the mountains, and animals. He had greyhound dogs that he raced and dogs and horses that he spent time with. Claude was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Viola Brennan and a brother Jim Kage. He is survived by his wife Rosie; his children: Edward Kage of Greeley, Mike and Patty Schultz of Ft. Lupton, Ken and Lisa Kage of Longmont, Rick and Donna Frank of Loveland, Claude "Buzz" and Terri Kage of Ft. Lupton, Rosemary Olinger of Johnstown, and Joseph and Jessica Kage of Greeley; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and his siblings: Claudette Brennan of Beatrice, NE, Dan and Janet Kage of Cook, NE, Larry and Maria Kage of Ft. Morgan and Gary and Linda Cozad of Lincoln, NE. A celebration of Claude's life will be on Friday, February 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ft. Lupton Recreation Center, 203 South Harrison Avenue in Ft. Lupton. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services. Memorials may be given to Agape Hospice, 6041 S. Syracuse Way, Ste. 220, Greenwood village, Co 80111 or American Leukemia Foundation, PO Box 2270, Roswell, Georgia 30077. Share condolences with the family at

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Published in Longmont Times-Call on Feb. 20, 2014