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Virgil Hagen

Virgil O. Hagen, age 82, of Sheyenne, ND, died Saturday March 30, 2013, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown, ND.

Virgil Orlando Hagen was born July 24, 1930, on the Nelson Family farm in South Viking Township, Benson County, rural Maddock, the son of Melvin and Jennie (Nelson) Hagen.
The family moved into Hamberg for one year, then to the farm in Valhalla Township that Virgil now lived on. He attended country school there, not knowing English when he started. He worked on the family farm until he entered the Army in 1952, and served in Korea as a ‚Äúcat-skinner‚Ä? (bulldozer operator).

On December 16, 1956, Virgil was united in marriage to Darla Noreen Guskjolen in the Fairview Lutheran Church, rural Maddock. They lived in Valhalla Township and in Sheyenne and then to the current farm in Valhalla Township. In addition to farming, milking cows, and raising pigs, Virgil had worked for a short time for Garnaas Farms, Sheyenne Elevator for 5¬Ĺ years and Bremen Elevator for 5¬Ĺ years. Virgil enjoyed ponies as a kid, and he raised miniature ponies for 15 years.

Following a hospitalized illness in April 2012, Virgil entered Ave Maria Village in Jamestown in May 2012.

Virgil had been very active in his community and area, and had served on the Wells Co. Farmer’s Union Board, as Secretary-Treas. of the Vallhalla Farmer’s Union Local, the Vallhalla Township Board, the Bremen Elevator Board, and had served as the Treasurer and Sexton of Eden Cemetery.¬† He was a member of Eden Lutheran Church until it burned, was currently a member of Grandfield Lutheran, had served on the SOAM Church Council, and was a member of the New Rockford Eagles and American Legion, and the Sheyenne VFW post.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Darla, Sheyenne, ND; 2 sons, Randy (Henrietta), Hutchinson, MN, Dean, Maddock, ND; 3 daughters, Charlotte (Doug) Rupp, Crystal, MN, Nancy Hagen, Harvey, ND, Cindy (Eric) Schuster, Carrington, ND; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Delmer, Cathay, ND; 2 sisters, Marlys Welstad, Minot, ND, Diane (Ed) Bratvold, Inver Grove Heights, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Sherman; son, Craig; and granddaughter, Lauren.

PRAYER SERVICE: Tuesday, April 2nd at 7PM, Evans FH, NR

FUNERAL SERVICE: First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:00PM

BURIAL: Eden Lutheran Cemetery, rural Sheyenne, ND

Posted Condolences:

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Name: Don Brandvold

Date: April 9

Message: My condolences to Darla


Name: Randy Entzminger

Date: April 6

Message: Randy and Family,

Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad.  My Family lost our Dad many years ago and I wanted to be sure to pass on Julie's and my condolences to you and your Family.  I'm always reminded of a cross stitch project Julie did for her Dad many years ago.  It said "A Father is someone that you look up to no matter how tall you grow"  I know you're a tall man, but it's true no matter who you are right?... Again, I'm sorry for your loss... Our prayers are with you.

Randy Entzminger


Name: Gordon & Georgia Grinaker

Date: April 5, 2013

Message: Marlys & others,

We were saddened to hear of your brother, Virgil's death.  May all the good memories of him console your family at this sad time.

With love and sympathy,  Gordon & Georgia Grinaker


Name: Jay & Darla (Zenker) Reed

Date: 4-4-13

Message: Randy - So sorry to hear about your Dad! Please know you and your family are being kept in our prayers.


Name: Mavis A. Hansen

Date: April 4th,2013

Message: Sorry to hear about Virgil Passing, but he's in a much better place and nomore suffering.Virgil was a very helping, warm loving person, that will be missed by alot of us. My condolence to the family, God Bless.


Name: Verdale and Betty Anderson

Date: 4-3-13

Message: Sorry to hear about Virgil, you have our deepest sympathy.