Page, Geren "Gary"

Written by David Green.

Geren Wayne “Gary” Page, 62, of Bryan, Ohio, died July 24, 2013, at Community Health Professionals Hospice in Defiance, Ohio.

He was born Jan. 24, 1951, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Donald J. and Verda L. (Climo) Page.

Gary grew up in the Pioneer-Alvordton area and attended North Central High School. He later lived in Angola, Ind., while he was employed as a truck driver for several years before recently moving to Bryan. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

Gary was the current vice president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2233 in Bryan. He was a member of the Living Hope Free Methodist Church in West Unity, Ohio.

Gary is survived by his mother, Verda Crisenbery of Bryan; his father, Donald (and Juanita) Page of Wayne, Mich.; five daughters, Stephanie (and Michael) Sager of Fayette, Ohio, Stacie (and Kenneth) Ramay of Fayette, Sasha Shell of Bryan, Ashlee (and Brian) Mastin of Ft. Riley, Kan., and Jessica Page of Angola; a son, Lucas Page of Angola; two brothers, Terry Crisenberry of Stroh, Ind., and Rick (and Barb) Page of Wapakoneta, Ohio; a sister, Angela (and Roger) Lawler of Waldron, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and his fiancée, Sue Patten of Bryan.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at the Living Hope Free Methodist Church in West Unity, with Pastor Dave Mathis officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Living Hope Free Methodist Church.

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