Donald E. Hagen, age 69, of Hutchinson, Husband of Dianne Hagen, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Woodstone Senior Living Community in Hutchinson.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, January 26, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Friday, January 26, 2018, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel.
Donald Edwin Hagen was born on March 12, 1948, in Granite Falls, Minnesota. He was the son of Edwin and Ruth (Anundson) Hagen. Don was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his Lutheran Faith as a youth at Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. He received his education in Granite Falls, and was a graduate of the Granite Falls High School Class of 1966.
Don entered active military service in the United States Air Force on December 14, 1966, at Sioux Falls, South Dakota and served his country during Vietnam. He received an Honorable Discharge on August 15, 1967, at Grand Forks, North Dakota, and achieved the rank of E2.
On December 2, 1967, Don was united in marriage to Dianne Lynn Danielson at Bergen Lutheran Church in Granite Falls. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Jeffrey and Jason. Don and Dianne resided in Granite Falls, and later moved to Hutchinson in 1969, where they stayed and raised their children. Don and Dianne shared 50 years of marriage.
Don was employed in Hutchinson with 3M where he worked for 34 ½ years. He retired in 2004. Two days after he retired, he chose to drive school bus from 2004 – 2015. Don loved his job of driving school bus. He loved the kids and was always very kind and respectful to all of them. Don was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Don had a passion for the outdoors. He loved to go camping, boating, and spending time in his yard doing yardwork; he just loved to keep busy. Don also loved people and could talk to anyone of any age and was known for his humor up until the last day. He cherished the times that were spent with his family, grandchildren and friends. Don was so proud of his grandchildren and his two sons were his pride and joy.
Don struggled with Diabetes for 42 years. In 2015, Don suffered a stroke and due to his medical complications, he became a resident at Woodstone Senior Living Community on November 16, 2016, and passed away there peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at the age of 69 years. The family of Don wishes to express sincere appreciation to all who cared for him. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Dianne of 50 years and dearly missed by many. Blessed be his memory.
Donald is survived by his:
Spouse, Dianne L. Hagen of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Jeffrey Hagen (Tammy Banks) of Elk River, MN,
Jason Hagen and his wife, Mellissa of Belle Plaine, MN;
Grandchildren, Joel and Jaimi Hagen and Andrew and Morgan Hagen;
Sisters, Maxine Mills and her husband, Lynn of Montevideo, MN,
Dianne Barber and her husband, James of Granite Falls, MN,
Barbara Lund and her husband, Alden of Montevideo, MN,
Pauline Nelson and her husband, Roger of Brownsville, TX;
Brother, David Hagen and his wife, Barbara of Granite Falls, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Donald is preceded in death by his: Parents Edwin and Ruth Hagen; Father and Mother In-Law, Carl and May Danielson.