Packers Hall of Fame Board of Directors President Mike Gage Passes
Mike Gage, the president of the Packers Hall of Fame board of directors, passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday.
Gage died of heart problems after collapsing on Thursday.
He served as publisher of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, which was in his family since its founding in 1915. He retired from that role in 1992, ending the family’s involvement with the paper.
Gage’s grandfather, Andrew Turnbull, helped start the Press-Gazette and was the paper’s first publisher. His uncle, Daniel Beisel, was the second publisher and Gage was its third. He rose through the ranks of the paper, starting as a classified advertising salesman and becoming the vice president of the Green Bay Newspaper Co. and general manager of the Press-Gazette in 1980.
He also because a member of the Hall of Fame board of directors that year.
According to his wife Patty, he was the largest private shareholder of Packers stock.
Funeral arrangements are as follows.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 – Visitation, 4-7 p.m., Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N 10th St, (West) De Pere.
Friday, February 22, 2013 – Visitation, 10-11 a.m. with the funeral service to follow, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1307 Lourdes Ave., (West) De Pere.