Thomas Hagmann, 67, Albert Lea

Published 9:33am Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Memorial services for Thomas Alan Hagmann, 67, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Thomas died Oct. 25, 2013, in Albert Lea.

Thomas Hagmann
Thomas Hagmann

Thomas Alan Hagmann was born on Oct. 6, 1946, to Everett and Mavis (Borland) Wehran in Albert Lea. He attended Albert Lea High School where he graduated in 1965. Tom continued his education at Austin Junior College and Mankato State where he obtained degrees of a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Masters of Science in education and a specialist degree in educational administration. Tom was employed as a corrections counselor for five years before becoming a teacher with the Austin Public Schools. For 29 years he worked with children of all ages who exhibited emotional or behavioral problems. His listening skill and sense of humor served him well to diffuse situations and make him a well-liked educator.

Tom loved his high school sweetheart, Judy, who he married in 1967 at First Lutheran Church. Knowing that Huntington’s disease may cut his life short, they made the most of the years they had together. He loved traveling and diving. Tom also enjoyed golf and bowling with Sertoma and a couple’s league while living in Albert Lea.

Upon retiring, they followed their dream of building a home on the ocean in southern Mexico (Xcalak) where they could enjoy snorkeling, diving and the tropical life with the occasional margarita. When he talked of his hideaway, Tom was eager to share it and always offered a “come on down.”

Survivors include his wife Judy; sister Mary (Jim) Meyer; brother David Hagmann; nieces and nephews Sara Hagmann, Denise (Orrin) Burbank, Jennifer (Blaine) Rellarin and Jeff (Claudia)Meyer; mother-in-law Vivian Knutson; sister-in-law Darla Knutson and brothers-in-law Bob, Bill and Steve Knutson.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father Everett Wehran, mother Mavis Hagmann stepfather Morell Hagmann and father-in-law Arthur Knutson.