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Hageman, Elizabeth "Liz" Agnes (Kuennen) 1910-2007


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/5/2012 at 12:07:58

Elizabeth Hageman, age 97 of Calmar, Iowa, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home in Decorah, Iowa, after a long illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, May 14, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar, Iowa, by Rev. Donald Hawes. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call on Sunday, May 13, 2007, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Schluter Balik Funeral Home, French Chapel, in Calmar, Iowa, and at the church after 9:00 a.m. on Monday. There will be a rosary at 6:00 p.m. and prayer service at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Elizabeth “Liz” Agnes (Kuennen) Hageman was born on January 20, 1910, the daughter of Henry John and Mary Elizabeth (Boeding) Kuennen, in rural St. Lucas, Iowa. Elizabeth attended St. Luke’s Catholic School in St. Lucas. She married Ignatius Hageman on June 19, 1928, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church and to this union, nine children were born. Together Elizabeth and Ignatius farmed on farms between Calmar and Fort Atkinson, retiring and moving into Calmar in 1966. Elizabeth enjoyed her family, church, gardening, flowers, crocheting, making afghan blankets, tatting and fancy handwork, singing, playing bingo and cards, maintaining diary books for fifty years and collecting angel figurines. Elizabeth was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the Rosary Society, the ACCW, the Ossian Catholic Daughters of America, was an officer of the Calmar Senior Citizens, Halverson – Giesen Unit #266 American Legion Auxiliary, Fort Atkinson National Catholic Society of Foresters and the Area Agency on Aging Board Member from 1983-88. In 1988, Elizabeth and Ignatius were the Calmar Senior Citizens King and Queen at the Calmar Farmer’s Day Parade. Elizabeth entered the Aase Haugen Nursing Home for short stay in 1998 and then again in 2003. She lived at the Barthell Eastern Star Home from July 2003- Aug. 2006; and then to the Aase Haugen Nursing Home until her death.

Elizabeth’s survivors include her five daughters: Bernice Hackman of West Union, IA; Dorothy (Elmer) Schmitt, Ft. Atkinson, IA; Mary (Melvin) Rausch, Ft. Atkinson, IA; Theresa (Bob) Cunitz, Norwalk ,WI; and Alma (Peter) Meyer, Calmar, IA. Three sons: Leon Hageman, Prosper, MN; LaVerne (Alice) Hageman, Ft. Atkinson, IA and Alfred (L. Louise) Hageman, Cedar Rapids, IA. One daughter-in-law: Joan Schissel, Decorah, IA. Forty-five grandchildren, ninety-six great grandchildren, ten great-great grandchildren and eighteen step-grandchildren. Two sisters: Cecilia Gerleman, Decorah, IA and Mechtildis “Mickie” Drilling, Cresco, IA.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband: Ignatius on June 1, 1990. One son: Urban in 1965. Seven brothers: Frank, Nick, Arnold, Edward, Herman and Wenceslaus Kuennen in infancy. Six sisters: Anna Schmitt, Mary Kriener, Julia Kriener, Sister Frances Kuennen FSPA, Agnes Kuennen and Mary Kuennen. One great granddaughter: Jenna Hanson. Sons-in-law: Alvin Hackman, Sr. in 1993 and Lee Schissel in 2004. Elizabeth was also preceded in death by Ignatius’ family: Mary Buchheit, Kate Drilling, Ida Schmitt, Leona Funke, Fred Hageman, Felix Hageman, Andrew Hageman and Alois Hageman.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

St. Aloysius Catholic cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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