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Wilmer "Skeeter" Grage
October 4, 1950 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Wilmer J. “Skeeter” Grage, 73 of Cedar Rapids, IA passed away on Oct. 8, 2023 in his home. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal funeral services will be held. There will be a private graveside service at a later date. Dawson Funeral Home of Oxford Junction is assisting the family.
Skeeter was born on October 4, 1950, in Jackson County, the son of Wilmer and Ellen (Stowers) Grage. He graduated from Oxford Junction High School and earned his AA from Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids. He first worked at Rockwell Collins, then Harnischfeger Corporation and Iowa Implement. He finished his career at Toyota Financial Services in Cedar Rapids as a Claims Analyst. On June 26, 2004, he was united in marriage to Brenda (Benhart) Petit at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.
Skeeter is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 19 years, Brenda, stepdaughter, and stepson-in-law Angela & Curt Lichter of Maquoketa, IA. He is also survived by his four-legged kids, Mik, Hunter and Kali.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts & uncles.
Memorial contributions may be made to his family who will distribute the funds to the various organizations and causes that were important to Skeeter. Online condolences may be left at www.dawsonfuneral.com.