Gorden Kenneth Hagen, 77, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Funeral services for Gorden Kenneth Hagen, age 77, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Emmons Lutheran Church. The Rev. Julie Fiske will officiate. Interment will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Gorden died Saturday, June 30, 2007, at the Owatonna Medical Center.

Gorden Kenneth Hagen was born June 27, 1929, to Paul and Gena (Solland) Hagen in Nunda Township. He was raised in Freeborn County and attended country school. Gorden worked at the Emmons Elevator before serving in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He was awarded a Purple Heart, a Combat Infantry Badge, a Korea Service Medal with two bronze stars and a United Nations Service Medal. He married Lorraine Bock in 1957 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Gorden worked for Diekema Construction before starting his own concrete business, B & H Concrete, with his brothers, Norris and Roy. He enjoyed casinos, driving around the country looking at crops because of his interest in farming, and traveling. Gorden was a member of the Eagles and the VFW.

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Survivors include his sons: Layne of Las Vegas, Lynden of Albert Lea, Lance and his wife, Crystal, of Twin Lakes, and Lorren of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Gorden, Royce, Taylor, Sonya, Jared, Garnys and Nichole, and mother Beverly; four great-grandchildren; brother, Norris Hagen of Albert Lea; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Alice Arnold.

Gorden was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorraine; brother, Roy; and sister, Pearl McColloch.