Thomas M. Hagen
Thomas M. Hagen, 93, formerly of the village of Whiting where he was a longtime village president, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Bethany Rehabilitation Center in Waupaca.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. Monsignor Jeffrey D. Burrill officiating. Internment with full military honors will be held in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be at the Shuda Funeral Home in Plover from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, with a general rosary prayed at 6:30 p.m., and at the church from 10 a.m. Thursday until the Mass.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Hagen was born July 5, 1922, in Eau Claire, a son of the
late Thomas P. and Marie (O’Donahue) Hagen. He grew up in Eau Claire,
graduating from St. Patrick High School.
He served in World War II, at which time he attended the
University of Missouri before departing for the European Theatre.
Upon his return, he was married to Alice Mitchell Nov. 8, 1947,
in Belleville, N.J. She died March 25, 2015
They then settled in Chippewa Falls for a short time before
he was once again called up during the Korean Conflict and was honorably
discharged in 1952.
They moved to Stevens Point, then settled in Whiting in
He worked for the Soo Line Railroad before entering military
service and continued there for a combined 42 years, retiring in 1984.
He was a village of Whiting Board member for more than 32
years, serving as president for 23 years. He was also a member of the village
volunteer fire department.
He was an accomplished ski jumper, serving as the president
of the Eau Claire chapter and was inducted into the ski jumping Hall of Fame in
2003. He was also an avid golfer into his late 80s.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include five children, Chad Alice Hagen, Seattle,
Wash., Peter Hagen, Stevens Point, Nancy (Scott) Hagen-Neubert, Nashville, Tenn.,
Tom (Daphni) Hagen, Cave Creek, Ariz., Patrick (Joanne) Hagen, Waupaca, and Amy
(Josiah) Bradbury Iron Mountain; one sister, Helen (Don) Corcoran, Osseo; seven
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Chris; one
son, Richard; and one brother, Larry.