Norman Hagen, 81, Forest City, Iowa

Published 9:55 am Thursday, January 16, 2014

Norman “June” J. Hagen, 81, of Forest City, Iowa, died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.  Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lunder Lutheran Church, 14982 735th Ave., Albert Lea, with the Rev. Randy Baldwin officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa.

Norman Hagen

Norman Hagen

Norman John Hagen was born March 26, 1932, in Freeborn County, the son of Norman G. and Julia (Aanrude) Hagen. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1950 and served on the USS Ulysses Minesweeper during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954.

He was united in marriage to Kaye Awe in 1966. To this union six children were born. Norman and Kaye farmed in northern Minnesota for 16 years until moving to northern Iowa. Here he worked for Fleetguard for 13 years until retiring in 1997.

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Norman enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Elysian where he and his wife created many wonderful memories with family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting with his sons in northern Minnesota. Most of all Norman enjoyed the times he spent with his family. His best memories were made with his family and longtime friend Ellwood Hagen. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Kaye, of Forest City; children Kimberly (Kim) Laffey, Darin (Cyndi) Hagen, Valerie Eldridge (Doug Abbas), Nicole Hagen, Nathan (Nichole) Hagen and Jill (Jerad) Grunzke; grandchildren Troy, Tia, Alyssa, Amber, Gretchen, Logan, Jaidyn, Hannah, Rose, Kayelin, Shyenne, Marriah, Isaiah, Gianna, Randy, Brennen and Charli; great-granddaughter, Averi Kruger; brother, Lloyd (Doris) Hagen; sisters Phyllis “Sis” Blake, Shawn Hagen and Dawn Williams; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Nolan “Bud” Hagen and wife, Pat, and Mervyl “Beeb” Hagen; brother-in-law, Richard Blake; and sister, Norma Hagen.

Arrangements are currently with Petersen-Lund Funeral Home. Online condolences for the family can be left at