Funeral services for Barbara L. Hagen, age 75, of Bricelyn, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Rev. James Kassera will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Barbara died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Albert Lea.
Barbara Lucille Hagen was born December 1, 1941 in Vinje, Iowa, the daughter of Leonard and Emelie (Greene) Laite. She grew up in Vinje and Albert Lea, Minnesota, graduating from Albert Lea High School. Barbara went on to attend Austin Community College and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at St. John’s Lutheran Home and spent many years in the nursing pool. On June 20, 1959, Barbara was united in marriage to Ronald Hagen at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Barbara was a member of the Bricelyn Legion Auxiliary since 1974. She enjoyed sewing, reading, fishing, and watching western movies. She was also a regular Red Cross blood donor.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Ronald; children, Judy (LeRoy Vargas) Siemasko, Lonny (Karen) Hagen, Jeff (Brenda Baker) Hagen, Sheryl (Gordy) Kuether, Dawn Hagen, William (Brekka Kaderabek) Hagen; grandchildren, Richard Siemasko, Andrew (Kristina) Siemasko, Crystal Siemasko, Noelle (Cody Viktora) Hagen, Rachel Hagen, Emma Hagen, Jonathon (Angela) Yarum, Hayley Kuether, Skylar Horton, Bailey Horton, Codey (Jamie) Hagen, Joshua Hagen, Michelle Hagen; 10 great-grandchildren; mother, Emelie Laite; siblings, Ray (Phyllis) Laite, Ronald (Becky) Laite, Charlotte Haberman, Linda (Jim Mills) Laite, Colleen (James) Wyant; brother-in-law, David (Carol) Hagen; sister-in-law, Sandy (Jack) Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Laite; grandson, Brandon Hagen; brother-in-law, Donald Haberman; sister-in-law, Jenny Laite; niece, Josephine Laite; nephew, James Wyant; father-in-law, William C. Hagen; mother-in-law, Gazena Hagen; sister-in-law, Sharon Hagen; brother-in-law, Duane Hagen.