MARYSVILLE – The city lost a pillar of the community when city historian Ken Cage died recently at the age of 87, but Ethel Cage lost her husband.
So it was only fitting that she received a framed copy of a city resolution honoring her husband at Monday’s City Council meeting.
Mayor Jon Nehring handed Ethel the framed resolution after reading it.
In part, the resolution says: “The Marysville community was saddened to learn of the recent death of Ken Cage, an exemplary civic leader and long-time volunteer who gave of himself for the betterment of our community…
“when Mr. Cage and his wife, Ethel, moved to Marysville to raise their family, he became active in local government, serving on both the Marysville City Council and the city Planning Commission…
“above all this, perhaps Mr. Cage’s greatest legacy will be the Marysville Historical Museum for which he worked relentlessly for many years as president of the Marysville Historical Society from 1999 through last November and saw to fruition at its celebrated grand opening in 2017…
“Mr. Cage’s affection, dedication and hard work on behalf of the Marysville community will never be forgotten, and we are indebted for his selfless contributions to our city.
The city “hereby honors the memory of Ken Cage and offers both our condolences to his family and our heartfelt
appreciation for the long-lasting contributions to this city by its adopted son.”
At the end of the meeting, many council members added their personal condolences and appreciation for Cage’s community activism.