Gage M. DeShane, 27 of Aledo, died Friday, November 25, 2022, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital. An open house to celebrate Gage’s life will be held from 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the Mercer County VFW, Aledo. Memorials may be made to Mackenzie Patterson, for Gage’s daughters. Speer Funeral Home, Aledo, assisted the family.
Gage was born on November 20, 1995, in Aledo, Illinois. He attended Mercer County High School where he was active in baseball and football and played saxophone in the band. He was currently employed with LeClaire Manufacturing in Bettendorf.
Gage was an outdoors guy who loved fishing, hunting, collecting rocks, and taking his girls to the park. He also enjoyed working on cars and wrestling with his girls. No matter where he went he loved to joke around and help others, and was always willing to take a cruise to listen to music with Mackenzie.
Gage is survived by his ride or die, Mackenzie Patterson, and his daughters: Isabel, Roselyn, and Briella; his mother and step-father, Mandy and Dave Staley; father, Matthew DeShane; grandparents: Kim and Bob Frakes and Sis Miller; siblings: Steph DeShane, Carly and Josh Stead, and Cassie, Claire, Cleo, and Cylie Hanson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.