Phillip Hagen, 72, of BreckenridgePublished 9:45am Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Updated 11:49am Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Phillip was born on Nove. 16, 1940, in Ada, the son of Axel and Pearl (Weibusch) Hagen. He attended school and graduated from West Fargo High School.
After graduating, he attended Bemidji Technical School in Bemidji, where he earned a degree in machining.
On July 25, 1963, Phillip married Nancy Holey in Fergus Falls. He worked for Lester’s Construction, Wil-Rich, D&E Machining, and WCCO until he retired due to health issues in 1986.
Phillip was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his family and making everyone around him laugh.
He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa.
Phillip is survived by his wife, Nancy Hagen, Breckenridge; his children, Christine (Steve) Hoggarth, Wahpeton, N.D., Steven (Donna) Hagen, Elbow Lake, Julie (Jeff) Zettel, LeMars, Iowa, Heidi Hagen, Osakis; his grandchildren, Nicole, Matthew, Nathan, Karlie, Zachary, Johnathan, Jacob, Scott, Alicia, Naomi, Millissa, Kimberly, Kirstin, and Cody; his great-grandchildren, Logan, Rylee, Sophia, Jeven, Brooke, Kayleb, Kyson, and Isaac; his sister, Alvida (Bob)Craft, San Diego, Calif.; his brothers, Emery Hagen, Sr., Breckenridge and Milton (Jane) Olslund, Fertile; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Pearl Hagen; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lars and Mary Holey.
Visitation: Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton, N.D., and one hour prior to the service at the church Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Breckenridge Lutheran Church, Breckenridge
Clergy: Rev. Mark Manning
Funeral Home: Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton