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Gerald “Jerry” Hagen, age 74, of Lamar, passed away Saturday May 19, 2012 at Barton County Memorial Hospital. 

Jerry was born September 8, 1937 in Ames, Iowa to George and Mary (Lindner) Hagen. He attended Ames Elementary and High Schools. He participated and excelled at sports, hunting, and fishing all his life.  Jerry served in the United States Air Force from 1954-57 as a propeller mechanic for B51’s and B36’s.  He later worked for Oscar Mayer, as a regional supervisor for Eagle Foods in Chicago, IL. He owned and operated Hagen’s Meat and Grocery in Lockwood, MO, worked at G & W Supermarket in Mt. Vernon, MO, and as a supervisor at Thorco Industries in Lamar.  Jerry was a member of the Lamar Eagles Lodge and had a life-long passion for fishing with family and friends.

Jerry is survived by his wife Carolyn of the home; four sons, Chris Hagen of Blue Springs, MO, Alex Hagen of Republic, MO, Todd Mossholder, and Michael Mossholder; two daughters, Debbie & Ben Pugh of Lamar and Jeri & Darin Miller of Mt. Vernon, MO; one brother Richard  & Ruth Hagen of Council Bluffs, IA; two sisters, Sharon & Jim Mott of Ames, IA and Carolyn Mehus of Waterloo, IA and eleven grandchildren, Indigo, Madison, Isabella, William, James, Angel, Patrick, Camren, Zachary, Kennedy, and Raymond. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom he regarded as his own children.

Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant daughter, Dawn Hagen, in 1968.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 pm Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Daniel Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Saturday May 26, 2012 at Daniel Funeral Home with Military Honors.

Contributions are suggested tot he Jerry Hagen family or Eagles Lodge in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Comments  

#14 Lamar, MOSkip and Tina Felkner 2012-06-08 12:03
Carolyn

We shall always remember Jerry as the person "with the most tender heart!" He was a wonderful and generous person to know and to work with. We had many joyous hours with him.
#13 Lamar MoStephanie Clawson 2012-06-03 04:37
Carolyn, I amso sorry, I've known jerry since I first moved to Lamar in 1989. He was a wonderful friend with a great sense of humor and a love of life. I know I will miss that goofy smile and his warm personality, not to mention his cooking.
#12 Fallbrook, CAKris Campbell 2012-06-02 14:12
It has been many years since I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Jerry....1995, I think...and yet I have vivid fond memories of his warm and infectiously friendly personality and hospitality towards my family. Carolyn, you and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers now and always.
#11 Alamosa ColoradoMark Faucett 2012-06-01 13:45
.Chris, Alex, Jeri-- I am so sorry for your loss. I spent alot of time with your dad when you kids where growing up. I used to work for him at G&W Foods in Mt.Vernon about 30 years ago. He was a good friend and taught me alot of thinks including how to fish. He was a good man and will be missed.
#10 Lamar, MoStephanie Wright 2012-05-29 13:30
Thoughts and prayers to all of you, the Jerry Hagen family. He was a wonderful man, who always had a smile on his face.
#9 Lamar, MoCindy Woods 2012-05-25 18:53
I worked with Jerry at Thorco, he was a sweet and wonderful man. Jerry was a joy to work with and I must say it was a delight and treat to be around. My prayers go out to his family and may the Lord comfort you and give you strength to celebrate the wonderful life of a special man.
#8 Lamar, Mo.Florence Clark 2012-05-24 12:52
Bob and I thought the world of Jerry. He was always so nice to us and helped Bob alot when we came into the club after Bob got sick. I will never forget hin walking Bob to the car many times.
#7 Nic Jeffries 2012-05-23 15:45
Jerry was a true patriot, he loved this country and the military that defends her. It has been an honor to call him my friend.
#6 Lamar, Mo.Doug Bartlett, Vickie Clark 2012-05-23 14:37
Carolyn and family, we all have lost a wonderful person in our community. Jerry was a very dear friend to both of us, his stories, bright smile, contaigous laughter and all the wonderful memories will forever stay in our hearts. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you
#5 Nevada, IAMichelle Mehus Anderson 2012-05-23 11:07
Uncle Jerry knew how light up a room when he entered just by smiling. I have many great memories that will stay with me forever. He will be greatly missed but some how I know is watching over us all.

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