Ann Hageman

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:31 pm

Ann Hageman, 89, of Calmar, died Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian. Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday, Aug. 4,  at 10:30 a.m., at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar,  with Rev. Robert Gross and Deacon Andrew Marr officiating. Mass servers are Bradley Kriener, Marcus Kriener and Quentin Hageman. Lectors are Carol Gaul and Sue Rieland. Pianist is Annette Remmen Walter. Soloist is Jenny Kuennen (“Prayer of St. Francis”). The St. Aloysius Choir will sing. Prelude Music is “Waltz of the Angels” and “Not the First Mile.” Congregational hymns are “On Eagles Wings,” “Only A Shadow,” “Blessed Are They” and “How Great Thou Art.” Offertory gift bearers are Heather Gamm, Malissa Mauricio and Breann Hageman. Eucharistic ministers are Kathy Kuennen and Jenny Kuennen. Casket bearers are Annette Kriener, Scott Mikesh, Bill Kuennen, Bob Kuennen, Ryan Hageman and Aaron Hageman. Interment is at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery, Calmar. Arrangements are being handled by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, French Chapel, Calmar.

Anna Mary (Brincks) Hageman was born July 16, 1927, the daughter of Herman and Paulina (Weber) Brincks near Ossian. She attended Ossian Schools. Ann married Francis Hageman at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar June 25, 1946. To this union three children were born: Norma, Lynn and Laura. They farmed north of Calmar until 1980, at which time they moved to their home in Calmar. Ann enjoyed gardening and had a “green thumb” with both inside and outside flowers. She also enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and embroidering. Ann and Francis loved dancing, 4th of July parties and traveling. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to her and they enjoyed her famous Cheerio bars, apple crisp and raiding her candy dish. Ann had a strong Catholic faith and was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and Rosary Society, at one time serving as vice president. Ann often helped make quilts for the fall festivals and volunteered at Winneshiek Medical Center.

Ann is survived by her son, Lynn (Julie) Hageman, Calmar; two daughters, Norma (Alan) Freidhof, West Union; Laura (Randy) Kuennen, Ft. Atkinson; 13 grandchildren: Annette (Arlen) Kriener, Scott (Kelley) Mikesh, Heather (Blake) Gamm, Malissa (Scott) Mauricio, Ryan (Beth) Hageman, Aaron Hageman, Breann Hageman; Carol (Mike) Gaul, Bill (Katie) Kuennen, Sue (Paul) Rieland, Bob Kuennen, Kathy Kuennen and Jenny Kuennen; 15 great-grandchildren: Bradley, Marcus, Jordan and Mitchell Kriener; Josie Mikesh; Madison, Noah and Mason Gaul; Colin and Claire Kuennen; Patrick and Katherine Rieland; Alex and Ali Hageman and Trent Gamm; her brothers- and sisters-in-law: Eugene Hageman, Decorah; Delbert Hageman Decorah; Robert (Joann) Hageman, Decorah; Helen Dietzenbach, Ossian; Dolores Hageman, Cresco; and Joyce Hageman, Ossian; along with many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.

Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis, July 14, 2014; her parents, Herman and Paulina (Weber) Brincks; father- and mother-in-law, August and Theresa (Schmitt) Hageman Sr.; siblings: Clarence (Marie) Brincks, Ray (Hildegard) Brincks, Rose (Laverne) Meyer, Mary (Herman) Bullerman, Olivia (Ralph) Holthaus, Theresa (Louis) Bullerman; brothers- and sisters-in-law, August Hageman Jr., Louis Hageman, Leonard (Frances) Hageman, Cornelius (in infancy), Francis Dietzenbach and Patricia Hageman.

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