Thomas Alan Hagmann, 67

Published 11:13 am Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Memorial services for Thomas Alan Hagmann, 67, of Albert Lea will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Online condolences are welcome at



Thomas died Oct. 25, 2013, in Albert Lea.

Thomas Alan Hagmann was born on Oct. 6, 1946, to Everett and Mavis (Borland) Wehran in Albert Lea. He attended Albert Lea High School where he graduated in 1965. Tom continued his education at Austin Junior College and Mankato State where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in education and a specialist degree in educational administration. Tom was employed as a corrections counselor for five years before becoming a teacher with the Austin Public Schools. For 29 years, he worked with children of all ages who exhibited emotional or behavioral problems. His listening skill and sense of humor served him well to diffuse situations and make him a well-liked educator.

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Tom loved his high school sweetheart, Judy, who he married in 1967, at First Lutheran Church. Knowing that Huntington’s disease may cut his life short, they made the most of the years they had together. He loved traveling and diving. Tom also enjoyed golf and bowling with Sertoma and a couple’s league while living in Albert Lea.

Upon retiring, they followed their dream of building a home on the ocean in southern Mexico (Xcalak) where they could enjoy snorkeling, diving and the tropical life with the occasional margarita. When he talked of his hideaway, Tom was eager to share it and always offered a “come on down.”

Survivors include his wife Judy; sister Mary (Jim) Meyer; brother David Hagmann; nieces and nephews Sara Hagmann, Denise (Orrin) Burbank, Jennifer (Blaine) Rellarin and Jeff (Claudia)Meyer; mother-in-law Vivian Knutson; sister-in-law Darla Knutson and brothers-in-law Bob, Bill and Steve Knutson.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father Everett Wehran, mother Mavis Hagmann stepfather Morell Hagmann and father-in-law Arthur Knutson.