Obituary for Jonathon Gage

Jonathon T. Gage, 44, Stratford, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford with Rev. Sengole Vethanayagam officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Poniatowski and serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Hargraves, Christopher Hargraves, Bernie Bock, Ryan Kraft, Craig Kraft, Russell Kraft, and Ron Haupt.

Visitation will take place from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, as well as from 9:00 am until service time on Thursday. Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday.

Jon was born on August 11, 1977 in Marshfield. He graduated from Stratford High School in 1995 and worked at Paget Equipment since 2000. He married Michelle Kraft on July 28, 2007 at Holy Family Parish in Poniatowski.

Most of Jon’s days were spent with the ones he loved, doing the things he loved – hunting, fishing, tubing, boat rides, deer shining, and sitting around the fire at the cabin. He was a hard-working man, dedicated to providing for his family and giving them the best life they could have. He was a gentle soul, who loved his beautiful wife, 3 children, and his granddaughter. Jon was a dedicated father and husband. He loved to take his son Drew to wrestling, as well as help coach him. He loved teaching his daughters Aeriana and Ella in the sports they chose. Jon always helped with whatever projects his wife Michelle wanted and needed done. He also enjoyed spending the time he got with his granddaughter Kinsley. She had him wrapped around her finger. Jon also enjoyed spending time with his family at the Hunting Shack or simply sitting around the fire in the backyard with his close friends and best friend Ron. He was eternally grateful and loved every minute of the time he shared with everyone.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle, daughter Aeriana of Marshfield, son Drew and daughter Ella, both of Stratford, and granddaughter Kinsley. He is also survived by his parents Kathleen and Gerald Hargraves of Stratford, sister Jenni (Bernie) Bock of Greenwood, brothers Jeremy (Michelle) Hargraves of Marshfield and Christopher Hargraves of Stratford, and grandma Joan Hargraves. He is further survived by his father and mother-in-law, Randall and Linda Kraft of Athens, brothers-in-law, Ryan (Nicki) Kraft, Craig (Christy) Kraft, and Russell (Brianna) Kraft. He was also a proud uncle to his nieces and nephews, Landin, Hailey, Tyler, Isaiah, Alyssa, Dakota, Dane, Dayton, Callon, and Mckenna.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Allen (Hellen) Fellenz, uncles Leo and Allie Fellenz, and grandpa Clements Hargraves.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Marshfield Medical Center 8 North staff. They made Jon feel at home and took such good care of him that they became like family.

They would also like to thank their family, friends and surrounding communities for all their love and support the last two and half month.

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