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Barbara Hagen

Barbara Hagen 77, of Webster died Monday July 23, 2012 at Avera St. Lukes Hospital in Aberdeen. Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, July 27, 2012 at Roslyn Lutheran Church, Rev. Charles Bunk and Barbara Bunk, A.I.M. officiating. Burial will be in the Roslyn Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be at on Thursday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services on Friday. Barbara Joyce Ronshaugen was born on Tuesday, April 9, 1935 to Elmer and Lavina (Metz) Ronshaugen at Webster, South Dakota. The family lived on a farm west of Roslyn where she started school. She was baptized at Fron Lutheran Church and confirmed at Roslyn Lutheran Church. When she was twelve the family moved to a farm east of Roslyn. She continued school there and graduated from Roslyn High School in 1954. She then attended Northern State College in Aberdeen and graduated in 1956 with an Elementary Education certificate. She moved to Watertown where she taught second grade and then, in 1957 returned to Roslyn where she taught first and second grade for two years. On June 29, 1957 she was united in marriage to James Hagen at Roslyn, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple made their home and farmed the Hagen family farmstead south of Roslyn. In 1977 she, along with her daughter took nurse’s aide training in Webster and began working at Lake Area Hospital in Webster. The couple sold their farm in 2005 and moved to Webster. She continued working at various positions at the hospital until her retirement in June 2010. The couple moved to Sun Dial Manor in June 2012. She was a member of Roslyn Lutheran Church where she was active in Circle, Ladies Aide, W.E.L.C.A., Church Council, Bible Study, and was Sunday School Superintendent for many years. After they moved to Webster she also attended American Lutheran Church. She enjoyed baking, gardening, spending time at their cabin at Enemy Swim and Study Club. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jimmy; two sons, Scott (Robi) Hagen of Aberdeen, SD and Kent Hagen of Brookings, SD; a son-in-law, Sam Reese of Webster, SD; three sisters, Betty (Roger) Stavig and Bonnie (Arnie) Anderson both of Webster, SD and Martha (Gene) Livingston of Salem, SD; and four grandchildren, Amanda Reese, Tyler Hagen, Annie and Abbie Hagen. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Cindy Reese.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Barb's family. We hope your memories of her bring a smile to your face, hugs to your heart and her presence of encouragement and love in your lives. JIll and Bruce Spindler and family

Jill Spindler Jul 26 2012 12:00 AM

Just want your family to know we are so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. Our prayers are with each of you.

Dallas and Joan Solberg Jul 26 2012 12:00 AM

I HAVE LOST A VERY GOOD FRIEND. WE WORKED TOGETHER AT THE HOSPITAL FOR MANY YEARS. I AM SORRY THAT I COULD NOT VISIT BARBIE AT THE HOSPITAL. WE CALLED EACH OTHER(HI I'M THE OTHER BARB, AM SHE WOULD SAY AND I'M THE OTHER BARB.)I WILL MISS HER ALOT . THE OTHER BARB.

BARBARA TCHIDA Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM

We are saddened to know of Barbara's death and sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral. We know Barbara is home with her Lord and Savior, but here on earth she will be missed. We will remember her as one who cared deeply for others and made a difference in many lives.

Dale and Julia Hagen Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM

I am so blessed to have known Barb, she was such a good person and she has influenced me in so many ways. Loved sharing the books we have read or should read. I will miss her dearly.

Kathy Nolte Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Scott. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time.My prayers are with you.

Sharon Hanna Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM

I'll miss Barby a great deal. We didn't see each other much in later years and the last time was at Cindy's funeral. I will always remember the good times I spent with her and Jimmy at the farm and grandma's when I was a kid.. My prayers are with the family. God Bless.

Reed Hagen Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM

Jim, may God bless and keep you and your family in His care now and forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I worked with Barb at LAH, always enjoyed our visits and considered her my friend. Barb, you are now safe with the LORD

Marge & LeRoy Kilber Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM

Not only Barb's family but we have lost a very special lady! We enjoyed visiting with and having her worship with us at American Lutheran Church. Such a sweet woman! May God grant you His comfort and family and friends provide you much love and support. Our sympathy, thoughts & prayers ~

The Bob Bullerts Jul 24 2012 12:00 AM