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Goldie Agnes Hager 1909-1999


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Date: 7/30/2010 at 16:40:48

Decorah Journal, Thursday, December 23, 1999

Goldie Agnes Hager

Goldie A. Hager, 90, of Waukon, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m., at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon.

Casket bearers were Gary Berger, Jerry Sweeney, Brian Sweeney, Mike Hager, Dale Hesse and Neil Becker.

Honorary bearers were Rupert and Martha Caballero, Leonard and Bernice Thies, John and Lorna Kerndt, Curt and La Von Kruger, Walter and Gloria Larson, LeRoy and Marcella McCabe, Meryle Honn and Connie Kerndt, and Walter and Lorraine Teslow.

Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Goldie Agnes Hager was born Nov. 2, 1909, on the rural Lansing Faegre Prairie area farm of her parents, Thorvald and Sarah (Thorstenson) Faegre.

She was baptized and confirmed at the Lansing Lutheran Church, attended rural elementary schools and graduated from Lansing High School in the normal training curriculum.

She taught school at several of the area rural schools. She also worked as a waitress at Martin's Cafe and the Model Cafe in Waukon.

On Aug. 27, 1937, she married Rueben "Frank" Hager at the Lutheran parsonage in Waukon. For several years they owned and operated the Soda Grill Cafe in Waukon.

During the time Frank was in the service, Goldie worked for Marshall Fields in Chicago. After his discharge, they returned to rural Waukon where they farmed for many years, with Goldie tending to the garden and the chickens.

She was a member of Zalmona Presbyterian Church and its Presbyterian Women. She was also a member of the V.F.W., American Legion and Veterans Memorial Hospital Auxiliaries, the Elks Lodge in Decorah, and the Waukon Golf and Country Club.

Goldie enjoyed interacting with people. She wrote many cards and letters to her friends and also to celebrities. She frequently visited people in the hospital or homes and often gave rides to those who needed transportation. She also had a hobby of keeping scrapbooks on many of the people she knew and their families. Goldie liked to entertain and go dancing.

Survivors include her husband Frank; one niece, Phyllis Carpenter; and three nephews, Jim, Neale and Jack Faegre, along with many friends.

Goldie Hager was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Florence Faegre, and her brothers Gilbert and Sam Faegre.

Memorials may be made to the Waukon Good Samaritan Center or Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Transcribed by an IA GenWeb Volunteer from obituaries found in the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society Library, Cresco, Iowa.


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