Corrine Hagen, 90, of Mabel
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:13 AM
Corrine Ione Hagen, 90, of Mabel, died on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel.
She was born July 28, 1922, to Emma (Ladsten) and Lawrence Haakenson. She attended school in Mabel and graduated valedictorian of her class in l940.
She married Glenn K. Hagen in June of that year. They farmed in rural Mabel for over 20 years. During that time, she led 4-H groups, taught Sunday school and played piano and organ at Scheie Lutheran Church. She was a lifetime member of Scheie.
The family moved to an acreage just south of Mabel in 1961. Her husband died in l969 and she raised her two youngest daughters on her own. She had a variety of work experiences in Spring Grove, Decorah and Rochester.
She moved to Decorah in l979 to work at Luther College where she was a line supervisor in dining services. She retired from Luther in l994.
While living in Decorah, she enjoyed time with her friends and colleagues and helping care for all of her young grandchildren.
She moved to the Harmony Apartments in Harmony in 2004, to the Meadows Assisted Living in Mabel in 2010, and to Green Lea Manor in 2011.
She was an avid reader and liked to keep up with current events. She enjoyed music, Norwegian cooking and baking, writing, playing cards, visiting with people and talking on the phone.
She is survived by daughters, Gloria (David) Crumm of Grand Rapids, Minn., Diane (Richard) Severe of Eagan, Minn., and Carol Hagen (Eddy Atwell) of Decorah; four grandchildren, Sara Hagen of Raleigh, N.C., Sam Storlie of Mabel, Hannah (Adam) Hatlan-Atwell of Madison, Wis., and Haaken Hagen-Atwell of Decorah; nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Edna (Cleo) Thompson, Lillian (Knute) Hagen and Donna (Everett) Hagen; her husband, Glenn; a son Donald; and a daughter, Jean (Fred) Storlie.
Services were held on Wednesday, April 24, at Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating.
Mengis Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.