Joan Bagley, 1930-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Memorial services for Joan K. (Lemke) Bagley, 88, of Albert Lea will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at East Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Matt Griggs will officiate. Interment will be at East Freeborn Cemetery at a later date. Friends may greet the family two hours prior to the service at the church Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Joan Bagley

Joan died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Oak Park Place.

Joan Katherine (Lemke) Bagley was born Aug. 4, 1930, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Claus F. and M. Irma (Stoner) Lemke. She grew up in Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1948. She went on to nurses training in Chicago.

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On May 27, 1951, Joan was united in marriage to Harold J. Bagley.

She grew up in First Presbyterian Church and later became a member of East Freeborn Lutheran Church, where she was part of the mission circle, altar guild, Sunday school superintendent, a trustee and service divisions. Joan liked gardening, canning, cooking, baking, quilting and knitting — she made well over 200 Christmas stockings. She loved spending time with family and friends.

Joan is survived by her husband of 67 years, Harold; children James (Holly) Bagley, William (Lori) Bagley, Nancy (Michael M.) Hutchins, Karen (Steven) Quam, Charles Bagley and David Bagley; grandchildren Jennifer (David) Tesch, Rebecca (Daniel) Mangold, Morgan Hutchins, Jesse (Sophie Miller) Quam, Kate (Corey Camerer) Quam, Amber Eggert, Erica (Jeremy) Conley, Mori Hagen and Michael A. (Deanna) Hutchins; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents Claus and Irma; in-laws Carl and Viola Bagley; brother, John S. (Mary) Lemke; sisters-in-law Elsie Bagley and Dorothy (Jack) Steinke; brother-in-law, Richard (Fern) Bagley; grandson, Andrew Hutchins; and daughter-in-law, Laura Bagley.