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Vivian Hagedorn

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Vivian M. Hagedorn age 100 of New Hampton died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at New Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton with Chaplain Brad Wysomierski presiding. Interment will be held in the New Hampton City Cemetery with Larry Conklin, Kevin Kinneer, Kevin Camp, and Jason Camp, Logan Kinneer and Alexander Conklin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Knutson, Teyton Knutson, and Dillyn Thompson. Friends may greet the family 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Vivian Maxine Hagedorn was born November 16, 1914, in Saratoga, WI, the daughter of Ray and Nellie (Breda) Grover. She attended middle school in Tripoli, and was a 1931 graduate of the Frederika High School. During high school, she worked at her parent’s store Grover’s Grocery. Vivian met Leslie Hagedorn during their school years, and the couple was married June 18, 1933, in Preston, MN. To this union five children were born, Bruce, Clinton, Karen, Carolyn and Kathy. Vivian worked for the Frederika School for three years. She also continued to work in her parent’s grocery store. In 1936 the couple decided to start farming. For the first years they rented several farms, and eventually purchased a farm near New Hampton. Vivian and Leslie retired from farming in 1979. They stayed on the farm keeping a few animals until Leslie’s death in 1980. Vivian and her daughter Kathy moved to New Hampton in the fall of 1980. Her health declined in June of 2011, at this time she moved to the New Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Vivian enjoyed taking part of women’s card club, gardening, crocheting, knitting, embroidering, baking, reading and crossword puzzles. She loved to talk about the “Old Days”, especially the town of Frederika. Vivian liked to watch soap operas, bird watching, flowers and going for drives. Vivian is survived by three daughters, Karen (Ron) Knutson of Fredericksburg, IA, Carolyn (Ray) Camp of Johnston, IA, Kathy Hagedorn of New Hampton, IA; seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Fern Oman of Des Moines, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Leslie in 1980; two sons, Bruce Hagedorn in infancy, Clinton Hagedorn in 1967; brother, Elton Grover; sister, Lorraine Denton.

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  1. I remember my father telling me the story of Clinton Hagedorn. The tragedy of what happened to him really affected me in so many ways. His Air Force jacket was given to me from my father Darol and still hangs in my closet to this day. Although I never new him, I always felt connected to him in some way. When my son was born I named him Clinton. I had the chance to meet Vivian years ago at Tom’s Restaurant in New Hampton. That day was very special for me because my wife and then young son Clinton was there with me. I introduced Vivian to Clinton and told Vivian that I named my son in her sons memory. I will never forget her smiling and meeting my son. To all the family of Vivian I say may the good lord help you through all of these rough days ahead and may all your memories be fond. God bless you. Randall Hagedorn

  2. Dear Randy, Thank you so much for sharing this memory with our family. I can just see Mom smiling…I am smiling, and I am sure my brother, Clinton, would be smiling as well. I hope the day arrives that I can meet you and your son. I wish you and your family God’s blessings as well. Carolyn Hagedorn Camp

  3. Karen, Carolyn, and Kathy, thinking of you and your families during this difficult time. So many memories of your mom and dad visiting grandma and grandpa at the farm. One more angel in heaven watching over us.

  4. Girls, I am sure that you don’t remember me, but my family was neighbors to your mom and dad when we lived east of New Hampton. I went to country school with your brother Clinton. I just wanted to let you know that I knew your Mon and am sorry for your lost. I have fond memories of playing at your place a long time ago. Arvid Gauger

  5. To Kathy, Karen and rest of the family!!! A very deal lady went to her heavenly home today. I always enjoyed doing your mom’s hair and we loved to visit. When I was back home in Iowa in June I thought of her and you Kathy every time I drove past the house. Know my prayers and thoughts are with you and so sorry I am in North Carolina and will not be able to give you a hug but please know she loved a great live.


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