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Charles Owens Hagan
Charles Hagan

Charles Owens Hagan, 96, of 411 B Ave., Atkins died September 1, 2005 at the Hiawatha Care Center. Memorial service were held on September 6tth at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids with Rev. Dr. Herbert Isenberg officiating. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Charles was born December 8, 1908 on the Pleasant Hill Hagen family farm near Atkins. He was the youngest child of Harry and Carrie Owens Hagan. He attended the Pleasant Hill country school, Atkins Junior High School, and graduated from Shellsburg High School in 1926. He married LaVerne Risdale of Norway, IA on March 2, 1933 during the Great Depression, two days before many of the banks closed. Charles was a grain farmer, raised hogs and his passion was feeding cattle for 50 years. He was very proud that on several occasions his steers topped the Chicago market.

He was a member of Atkins Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church where he served as elder, clerk of session, and trustee. He joined Westminster Presbyterian Church in 2004. He was a member of Benton City Masonic Lodge #81 at Shellsburg over 50 years where he was a past master. He was a member of the Cedar Rapids Consistory and the El Kahir Shrine. Charles was the Fremont township clerk for many years. He and LaVerne had a farm sale in 1978 and retired to their new home in Atkins in 1992. He was interested in family history, an avid reader, and wrote his life memoirs. He and LaVerne enjoyed traveling extensively all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
Submitted on Sep 9, 2005 by Turner West Funeral Home

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