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Ronald William Hagen

July 2, 1936 — April 25, 2017

Memorial services for Ronald W. Hagen, age 80, 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

Ronald died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Albert Lea.

Ronald William Hagen was born July 2, 1936 on the family farm in Pickerel Lake Township, the son of William and Gazena (Baas) Hagen. He served in the National Guard. On June 20, 1959, Ronald was united in marriage to Barbara Laite at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.  He was self-employed doing small engine repair and lawn service and worked for a time at Enders Tool Co. Ronald was an active member of the Crossroads CB Club until it disbanded. He enjoyed making wood ornaments, signs, repairing furniture, gardening, fishing, camping, and following the Minnesota Twins.  Ronald loved having conversations with his grandchildren.

Ronald is survived by 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; siblings, David (Carol) Hagen, Sandra (Jack) Smith; mother-in-law, Emelie Laite; brothers-in-law, Ray (Phyllis) Laite and Ronald (Becky) Laite; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Haberman, Linda (Jim Mills) Laite and Colleen (James) Wyant; and many nieces and nephews.

Ronald was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; parents, William and Gazena; grandson, Brandon Hagen; brother, Duane Hagen; sister, Sharon Hagen; niece, Josephine Laite, nephew, James Wyant; father-in-law, Leonard Laite.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Friday, April 28, 2017

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