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Vernon B. Hagen

November 22, 1926 September 30, 2018
Vernon B.  Hagen
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Obituary for Vernon B. Hagen

Vernon Bennett Hagen, age 91 passed away on Sunday September 30, 2018 in Lake Mills, Iowa. He passed away at the Lake Mills Care Center surrounded by loved ones.

Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 8, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church, 401 S Lake Street, Lake Mills, IA, 50450, with Pastor Joel L. Guttormson officiating. Lake Mills Otto/Chose American Legion Post #235 will provide military rites.

Vern’s family will greet friends 4-7 PM Sunday at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450.

“Our family will have a private inurnment at Beaver Creek Cemetery at a later time.”

The family also suggests that memorials be made to Salem Lutheran Church Building Fund, 401 S. Lake Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450.

Vernon was born November 22, 1926 to Jens and Elizabeth (Lee) Hagen at home in Joice, Iowa.

Vernon attended school in Joice, Iowa and graduated in 1944. After high school he enlisted in the Army Specialized Training program in Brookings, South Dakota. After he turned 18 he was sent to Camp Hood, Texas for basic training. After basic training Vernon was sent to the Philippines to train for the invasion of Japan. He served in occupied Japan for 18 months. He returned to the U.S.A. and was honorably discharged in November 1946.

After the service Vernon attended Iowa State College for a two year program in Dairy Plant Management. He was married to his high school sweetheart Carole Mae Heimdal on July 25, 1948. Vernon worked at the creamery in Thornton, Iowa before buying the Sunset Creamery in Ellendale, North Dakota. In 1965 Vernon accepted a position at Deluxe Products in Lake Mills, Iowa where he worked until 1991 when he retired.

He loved the outdoors and his many fishing trips to Canada with family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting, golfing, camping and hiking. Vern participated in many community activities including building the Habitat for Humanity home with his good friend Jim Tweed. He loved all the family trips to Leech Lake, Minnesota and other places. What he loved most was his family and helping them with home improvement projects. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren perform in various activities.

Vernon is survived by Carole, his loving wife of 70 years. He is also survived by his children Steven and his wife Sue of Rudyard, Michigan, Kathy Chose of Lake Mills, Gail and her husband Dan Elser of Billings, Montana, Jane and her husband Walt Syltie of Brookings, South Dakota, Russell and his wife Lenora Hagen of Victor, Iowa and daughter-in-law Hallie Hagen of New Ulm, Minnesota, 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Alan and his son-in-law Mark Chose, brothers Hubert, Julian, Norman and Earl. Sisters Bernice Almelien and Avis Graves along with many nieces and nephews.

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4:00 PM 10/7/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/7/2018 7:00:00 PM
Mittelstadt Funeral Home

902 East Main Street
Lake MIlls, Iowa 50450

Mittelstadt Funeral Home
902 East Main Street Lake MIlls 50450 Iowa
United States

Memorial Service




11:00 AM 10/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Salem Lutheran Church

401 South Lake Street Lake Mills, Iowa 50450
Lake Mills, IA 50450

Salem Lutheran Church
401 South Lake Street Lake Mills, Iowa 50450 Lake Mills 50450 IA
United States

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