Duane A. “Shorty” Gage, 86, of Guttenberg, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. Duane Andrew, the son of McKinley and Martha (Malary) Gage, was born January 17, 1928, in Illyria Township, Fayette Co., Iowa. He grew up on a farm near Wadena, Iowa, until he entered the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. Duane was united in marriage with Dorothy Thomas Shippy of Wadena. Dorothy was a widow and brought six step-children to this union: Lorraine (Art) Livingston, Gloria (Chuck) DeCook, Sharon (Skip) Crawford, Donny (Sandra) Shippy, Gary (Carol) Shippy and Kenny (Sonya) Shippy. In 1956, Duane and Dorothy had a daughter, Ginger. Dorothy passed away December 25, 1958.