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Earl D. Bagan, 1917-1998

BAGAN, CRITZ, ANDERSON, MOLESTAD, OBRIEN, FLANAGAN

Posted By: Mary Ellen SIcard (email)
Date: 12/28/2011 at 16:39:58

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Earl D. Bagan, 81, of Estherville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Estherville, with Monsignor Tom Nash officiating. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Estherville, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91. He died on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Avera Holy Family Hospital, Estherville.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home, Estherville, with Rosary service at 7 p.m.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1917 in Estherville, the son of Dennis A. and Lomena (Fahey) Bagan. He attended school in Estherville and graduated from Estherville High School. He then attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 1940 with a B.A. in Economics. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy for four years.

He returned after the war and united in marriage to Mary de Sales Critz on Sept. 15, 1947 in Emmetsburg. The couple made their home in Estherville, where Earl joined his father operating Bagan and Son's Clothing. He worked in the men's clothing business in Estherville for over 40 years and was active in the Estherville Chamber of Commerce, serving as president in 1961.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Sales Bagan, Estherville; two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Barbara) Anderson, Burnsville, Minn., and Mrs. Don (Sheila) Molestad, Sioux CIty; two sons, Tom Bagan, Raeford, N.C. and Dan Bagan, Hemet, Calif.; two sisters, Denise O'Brien, Hopkins, Minn., and Mrs. Don (Irene) Flanagan, Rancho Bernardo, Calif.; nine grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

(Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 11, 1998)


 

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