Elwood Hagen, 1938-2020

Published 9:46 am Monday, May 4, 2020

Elwood Grant Hagen of Albert Lea was born June 29, 1938, in rural Albert Lea, the son of Bert G. and Anna (Sheppherd) Hagen.

Elwood Hagen

Elwood served his country in the U.S. Army from December 1961 through December 1963.

He was united in marriage to Marlys A. Johnson on Sept. 19, 1959, in Albert Lea.

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Elwood worked as a cement finisher for Dickema and Lunda Construction for more than 41 years before retiring.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, and the Moose and Eagles clubs.

Elwood enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, baseball and NASCAR in his free time.

Elwood died peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Friday, May 1, 2020. He was 81.

Elwood will be greatly missed by his wife, Marlys; his children Lori Miller of Rochester, Kristine (Steve) Lee and Daniel Hagen, both of Albert Lea; niece, Jacqueline (Jerry) Valenzuela, and children Jamison and Jasmine of Phoenix; grandchildren Blake (Alyssa) Andersen of Minneapolis, Chase Andersen of Rochester, Alexa Miller of Rochester, Makenzie Johnson of Colorado and Katelyn Lee of Albert Lea; siblings Betty Hanna of Lake Mills, Nola Thibodeau of Freemont, Nebraska, Nylene (Gilman) Thompson of Twin Lakes, Bernette Nelson of Alden, Dellan Hagen of Albert Lea, Glen (Louise) Hagen of Albert Lea and Bernard (Cheryl) Hagen of Albert Lea; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bert and Anna Hagen and his brothers Everett and Gary.

At Elwood’s request, services will be private. Memories and condolences may be left at www.bonnerupfuneralservice.com or sent in care of the family to Bonnerup Funeral Service, 2210 E. Main St., Albert Lea, MN 56007.