Richard Hagen

Obituary of Richard Hagen

Richard Hagen

Age 80. Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017 at his home in Wilmington, IL surrounded by his loving family. Born in Mason City, IL on November 16, 1936 to the late DeWitt and Ruby (nee Wilson) Hagen. He met and was married to the love of his life, Nancy Cleo Hagen (nee Stitt). He enjoyed fixing machines, repairing automobiles, and tending to his large garden, but what he loved more than anything was his big family. Richard retired from General Motors Corporation after 33 years of service and was a proud member of the United Auto Workers Union.

Survived by his children, Connie Edwin, Carol Louise (Johnny) Greene, Nannette Hagen, Mariann (Chris) Byers, Edith (David) Lull, Ruth Martin, Audrey (Erwin) Mock, Christine (Mihailis) Manetas, and Richard (Tracy) Hagen; his siblings, Mary Lou Harbert, Alan Hagen and Carl Hagen; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded by his beloved wife of 54 years, Nancy Cleo Hagen (nee Stitt); his parents; one daughter, April Hagen; one grand daughter, Ruthie Kapetanios; four sisters and five brothers.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home Chapel, 1201 W. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive, Morris, IL 60450. As it was Richard's wish, cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the family would be appreciated. Memorial Visitation Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, please call 815-942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at