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1932 James 2012

James Jimmy' Hagen

July 16, 1932 — December 16, 2012

James “Jimmy” Hagen, 80 of Webster died on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol. His funeral will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, December 21, 2012 at Roslyn Lutheran Church in Roslyn, Rev. Charles Bunk will officiate. Burial with military rites will be at Roslyn Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services at the church on Friday. James “Jimmy” William Hagen was born on Saturday, July 16, 1932 to Clarence and Hilda (Reed) Hagen at Peabody Hospital in Webster. The family lived in Grenville Township, south of Roslyn, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed at Roslyn Lutheran Church. He attended school in Roslyn and graduated from Roslyn High School in 1950. After graduation he farmed with his parents on the family farm. In October 1953 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years until his discharge in 1955 when he returned to the family farm. On June 29, 1957 he was united in marriage to Barbara Ronshaugen at Roslyn. After their marriage the couple made their home and farmed the Reed family homestead south of Roslyn. He retired from farming in 1980 and began working at Northside Implement in Webster where he worked for ten years. Then he worked for Day County Equipment. In 1992 he worked part-time for the City of Roslyn until poor health forced him to retire completely several years later. The couple sold the farm in 2005 and moved to Webster. Barbara passed away in July 2012. He entered Sun Dial Manor in June 2012 where he has resided until the present time. He was a member of Roslyn Lutheran Church where he served on the Church Council and did volunteer work within the church. He enjoyed woodworking, blacksmithing, welding, collecting old machinery and their cabin at Enemy Swim Lake where he liked to fish. Jimmy passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Bristol, South Dakota at the age of 80 years and 5 months. Survivors include two sons, Scott (Robi) Hagen of Aberdeen, SD and Kent Hagen of Brookings, SD; a son-in-law, Sam Reese of Webster, SD; one sister, Judy (Jim) Vogt of Powell, WY; and four grandchildren, Amanda Reese, Tyler Hagen, Annie and Abbie Hagen. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter, Cindy, two sisters, Betty Palm and June Martin, and two brothers, Donald and Clayton.
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