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Lage, Walter John,

62, Louisville, KY

He fought his battle with cancer quietly, bravely and with dignity and died on August 6, 2017.

Walter had a long career in the Fire Service, spanning over 40 years. Walter began his career as a member of the St. Matthews Fire Department. He went on to join the Louisville Fire Department where he progressed through the ranks to the Executive Assistant Chief. He also served a stint as acting Louisville Fire Chief. After retiring from Louisville, Walter served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Fire Commission and then served a long tenure as Fire Chief for the City of Anchorage, KY.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Aida Lage, wife Susie Spies Lage, sister, Lydia Lage Hunter and brother, Matthew Lage.

Survived by his wife, Lyn Briggs Lage, children, Dennis (Amy) Lage, Leah (Brian) Royse and Bennett Merrill. Loving grandfather to Rolen and Addison Royse and Harper and Hadley Lage.

Walter is also survived by his siblings, Robert Lage, Ken (Nancy) Lage, Mary (Glenn) Grizzle, Karin Lage, Jim (Nina) Lage, Anita (Robert) Reh, Bill (Karen) Lage, Mark (Renee) Lage and sister in law, Jenny Lage. Walter considered himself blessed to be a member of the Lage, Gimmel, and Briggs families and will be missed by his many nieces and nephews who he cared for deeply.

Visitation and funeral service will be at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven. Visitation is 4:00-8:00 on Wednesday, August 9 and 1:00-8:00 on Thursday, August 10. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday August 11. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a charity close to your heart.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, 2017
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