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535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-7144
Fax: 618-526-4945

Virgil J. Hagen Sr.



Virgil J. Hagen Sr. 75 of Breese died Sunday June 29, 2003 at Caring First Nursing Home in Breese

He was born October 14, 1927 in Breese to Aloysius and Regina (Timmermann) Hagen: they preceded him in death

Also preceded in death by a brother Aloys Hagen, a sister Viola Huelsmann, granddaughters Alexis Russell and Rebecca Hagen, brothers-in-law Cyril Foppe, Carl Ruess, Leo Huelsmann and Joseph Detmer

He married Viola Gebhart October 14, 1952 at St. Francis Church in Aviston and she survives in Breese

Also surviving are sons Virgil A. (Eileen) Hagen Jr., David (Paula) Hagen, both of Breese, Marvin (Barb) Hagen of Beckemeyer and currently stationed in Iraq

Daughters Mary (James) Russell of Mattoon, Kathy (Phillip) Thole of Greenville

3 sisters Dolores Foppe and Bernadette Detmer both of Trenton, Aurelia Hagen of Breese

10 grandchildren Adrian (Michelle) Hagen, Christine (Kristopher) Deien, Allen (friend Tommy Evans), Erin (friend Cory Dust) Dana and Zachary Hagen, Brianna Russell, Kevin and Michelle Thole, Michael (Friend Vicky) Hagen

1 great grandson Andrew Hagen

He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Virgil retired from farming and from the operation of Prairieland TV and Appliances. He enjoyed listening to polka music, playing his accordion, doing hand woodworking projects and eating ice cream custard

Member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese, Life member of Trenton VFW post 7983 and past commander, Bartelso American Legion Post 976, Bartelso Catholic War Veterans Post 1780 and past member and commander of the Breese American Legion Post 252

Funeral mass Thursday July 3, 2003 at 10 am at St. Augustine Catholic church in Breese with Fr. Chuck Tuttle officiating Interment St. Dominic – St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese

Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 2 from 4 to 9 Pm and on Thursday July 3 from 8 to 9:45 am at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese

Trenton VFW will hold services Wednesday at 7:30 PM at the funeral home

Memorials can be made to St. Augustine Church, Caring First nursing Home or to the donor’s Choice and will be received at the funeral home.




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