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Irma Hageman

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Irma Anna Hageman, age 97 of Lawler, Iowa died Friday, September 8, 2023, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler with Rev. Nick Radloff officiating with Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Reilly Ridge. Visitation will be held 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler. There will also be a 7:00 p.m. Parish Scripture Service. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday at the church. Irma Anna Hageman was born on June 8, 1926, on the family farm near St. Lucas. The daughter of Konrad and Barbara (Kuennen) Wurzer. She received her education at St. Luke’s Catholic School. On June 16, 1948, she married Florian Hageman at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas. The couple was blessed with ten children, Robert, Kathleen, Ronald, Karen, Jolene, Mark, Alice, Laurie, Sylvia, and Gladys. The couple moved to a farm five miles north of Lawler and became members of Sacred Heart at Reilly Ridge. Irma served as a CCD teacher and later the DRE. She also served as a lector, and communion minister and attended the first Lay Ministry Program graduating in 1982. Irma attended sewing classes at Area One and spent several years teaching sewing classes in the area. She dedicated a lot of her time and talents as a 4H leader. Irma spent 10 years working for Cutsforth Pizza and Chicken in Lawler. Irma was an integral part of the family farm, and every year had extensive gardens that were always filled with a variety of vegetables that would feed the family every year. When Sacred Heart became an oratory in 1989, the family became members of Mt. Carmel in Lawler. Irma was a member of the Court Mt. Carmel Order of Catholic Daughters for 67 years. She served the Court as recording secretary several times and held the position of Regent and District Director for several years. In 1992, the couple retired from the farm and moved into Lawler. Irma spent many happy hours tending her flowers, which she enjoyed immensely. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and sewing. She also supplied the family with many quilts and afghans. She also enjoyed mending and sewing for others. Irma is survived by her children, Robert “Tex” Hageman of Lime Springs, IA, Karen (Keith) Weiss of Madison, WI, Jolene (Joe) Rosenbaum of Little Turkey, IA, Mark Hageman of New Hampton, IA, Alice Miller of Ossian, IA, Laurie (Doug) Hanson of Decorah, IA, Sylvia (Jeff) Schluetter of New Hampton, IA, Gladys (Randy) Schluetter of New Hampton, IA; son-in-law, Doug Ball of Little Turkey, IA; 35 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Alvina Hemesath-Murray of Lawler, IA, Alma Hemesath of Ossian, IA, Doris Smith of Ft. Atkinson, IA; sister-in-law, Margaret Wurzer of Ft. Atkinson, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Florian in 2007; son, Ronald Hageman in 1962; daughter, Kathy Ball in 2022; son-in-law, Joe Miller in 2018; brothers, Tony, Edwin, Carl, Francis, and Alvin Wurzer; sisters, Ann Kuennen, Sr. Theophane Wurzer F.S.E., Rosaria Einck.

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  1. My sympathies to the family. I always enjoyed staying at Hageman’s way back in elementary school! Rest in peace Irma.❤️

  2. WE really enjoyed Irma and the many stories she would tell. She will be missed by many, especially the nurses at the care center. Rest in peace Irma. Jack and Dianne

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I remember our days of 4-H , and spending time at your house. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers to your family….RIP Irma
    Karen (Vsetecka) Maricle

  4. My Deepest Sympathy to all of Irma’s family. Prayers & Thoughts are with you during this difficult time of Loss.
    Lyn (Bruns) Bailey

  5. Sorry to hear. My condolences to the Hageman and Wurzer families. I remember Irma always would giggle and have the cutest laugh. I will miss her! Blessings and peace to you all. May your good memories comfort you now. Love, Jan McCune

  6. The entire Wurzer/Kuennen family will always be indebted to Aunt Irma’s dedicated efforts in keeping the family history complete and current–a very important family gift and legacy. She will be missed. Marge Clark

  7. Irma and Florian were great neighbors. They attended many of our card parties we had at our home. All of her daughters were our babysitters. Irma and I attended a Catholic Daughter Conference. She helped me out when I became Regent. I said rosaries for her as she had done for others. I send my sympathies to her entire family.

  8. Our condolences to Irma’s family from the Blazek’s . Don and Shirley, Don and Kim, Gene and Janet, Tom, Laura and Jeff. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Sympathy to all the family. I always enjoyed visiting with your mom when I used to do her hair in Saude. She was one of the rare ones that never said anything bad about anybody!!!!!! She was very proud of her family!! 97..my gosh…you guys have longevity to look forward to!! She led a full life.


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