STURGIS, MICH. – Ernest G. Gagye, passed away Jan. 9, 2013.
Born Oct. 2, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio, he was a son to the late Colman and Ida (Jacobs) Gagye.
He was a resident of Sturgis for 35 years, moving here from Youngstown.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in the European Theater in Normandy.
On July 30, 1950, in Youngstown, Ohio he married Ardith Mae Keith.
He was employed as Chief Engineer for G.F. Business Equipment in Youngstown and Sturgis, MI. for 32 years and retired from Kirsch Company in Sturgis as a senior buyer.
Surviving are five sons, Ernest (Anna) Gagye of Sturgis, Daniel (Kathy) Gagye of Angola, Indiana, David Keith of Sturgis, Kevin Keith of Greenville, Mich. and Markham Keith of Three Rivers, Mich; one daughter, Ardythe “Dee” Foley of Sturgis; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Viewing is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Hackman Family Funeral Home - Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road in Sturgis.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Daniel Gagye officiating.
Memorial donations may be directed to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
This obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com
where personal messages of support may be left for the family