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Hageman, Clarence F. -- 1919 - 2000


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Date: 8/9/2010 at 08:12:40

Decorah Public Opinion, Tuesday, August 1, 2000

Clarence F. Hageman

Clarence F. Hageman, 81, of Fort Atkinson, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at the Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah following a lengthy illness.

A funeral mass was held Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m., at St. John's Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, with the Rev. John Moser officiating. Music was by the St. John's choir.

Casket bearers were Paul Bina, Dean Gerleman, Mark Krivachek, Dale Gerleman, David Gerleman and Marvin Krivachek.

Military rites were by the Huber Steffes American Legion No. 672 and the V.F.W. Turkey River Post No. 3902.

Interment was at the St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. The Chekal Funeral home handled arrangements.

Clarence was born Oct. 17, 1919, in Fort Atkinson, the son of Fred John and Mary (Imoehl) Hageman. He attended St. John's Nepomucene Catholic School.

He married Elsie Geling Sept. 15, 1947, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian., They became the parents of six children.

Clarence was honored to serve in World War II with Battery D 166th AAA Gun Battalion.

He worked for Croatt Implement in Fort Atkinson, John Deere Implement in Decorah and Schmitt Implement in Fort Atkinson as a mechanic. Clarence worked for 40 years, retiring in 1981.

He was an active member of St.John's Catholic Church. He also was a member of the American Legion and .V.F.W., served on the Fort Atkinson volunteer fire department, and served at the Senior Citizens Center.

Clarence was known for his gardening skills and was the "Tulip Man" in Fort Atkinson. He enjoyed woodworking and was a man who could fix anything. He was known for his many kind acts to his children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends.

Survivors include five children, Jean and Ed Ebert of Waverly, Ann and Craig Steege of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Jeff Hageman of Fredericksburg, Gail and Dean Lansing of Waukon, and Lisa and Wayne Gilster of Decorah; 10 grandchildren, Adam and Andy Ebert, Jenna and Eden Steege, Julie, Katie, Jessa and Liza Lansing, and Crystal and Joshua Rauk; one sister, Cornelia Bina of SpilIville; and many nieces and nephews.

Clarence Hageman was preceded in death by his wife Elsie, who died March 11, 1999; one daughter, Julie in infancy; and two brothers, Virgil and Charles in infancy.

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


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