Marlene Anna Hagen, 79

Published 9:58 am Friday, December 30, 2011

The funeral service for Marlene Anna Hagen, of New Richland, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at LeSueur River Lutheran Church in rural New Richland. The Rev. Paul Meierding will officiate. Interment will be in LeSueur River Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Friedrich Funeral Home, New Richland, and one hour before the service at the church.

Marlene died at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. She was 79.


She was born on March 30, 1932, in Owatonna, the daughter of Herbert and Elsie (Hargefeld) Semmann. She graduated from Owatonna High School and then worked at Federated Insurance. Marlene married Harold “Hap” Hagen on June 26, 1954, in Owatonna, and they enjoyed spending 57 years together. They made their home northeast of New Richland where they farmed and raised their family. Marlene and Harold moved into New Richland in 2004. Marlene was an active member of LeSueur River Lutheran Church where she had served as Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, on church council, was active in WELCA, where she served as treasurer for a many years, and enjoyed circle and the quilting group. Marlene was a very avid reader and also a member of the Legion Auxiliary. Her life centered on faith and family.

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She will be greatly missed by her husband Harold “Hap” Hagen of New Richland; children: Gary Hagen and his partner, Dwight Ettel, of St. Louis Park, Dean Hagen of Rochester and JoAnn and her husband, Edward Maloney, of New Richland; grandchildren: William Maloney of Minneapolis and Anita and Maggie Maloney of New Richland; her sister, Nell and her husband, Robert McCoy, of Indianapolis, Ind.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Christopher and Janet Hagen of New Richland and nine nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Julie; sister-in-law, Marion; and her husband, Gordon Larson; and brother-in-law, Odean Hagen.

Blessed be her memory.