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November 12, 1915 – Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Service Information
St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello
Saturday, November 24, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, November 24, 2012
one hour prior to Mass

Velma C. Hageman, age 97 of Buffalo, MN formerly of Monticello, MN passed away on November 20, 2012 at Parkview Care Center, Buffalo, MN. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Monticello, MN. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment St. Henry’s Cemetery, Monticello, MN.
Velma was born on November 12, 1915 in Argyle, MN. Her identical twin sister, Verda came next. They were the 2nd oldest of 7 children born to Louis & Amanda (Clark) Haupt. They grew up in Stephen MN & graduated from high school in 1933. Velma took teachers training & taught 1st thru 8th grade in a rural one room school in Fork Township, MN. She taught school until she married Raymond Hageman on August 15, 1940. The first of 9 children was born on November 1, 1941. The family moved to Foley, MN in 1951 where they owned & managed a café. In 1957 they relocated to a small farm adjoining Ronneby, MN. Velma enjoyed vegetable gardening, growing a variety of fruit trees & raising chickens to support her family. In 1962 Velma became a single parent. She took office training & was employed at Fingerhut in St. Cloud, retiring in 1980. She always had the welfare of her children/family as a top priority in her life. Velma moved to Monticello in 1981 to be closer to several of her children. She was a dedicated member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church for over 30 years volunteering at daycare, funeral luncheons & preparing bulletins, etc. She lived independently at 218 W River St for over 25 years during which time she crocheted afghans for all of her children & grandchildren. She moved to Parkview Care Center in Buffalo, MN March of 2012
Survived by sons, Robert (Colleen) Hageman of Buffalo, MN, Ken (Joanie) Hageman of Monticello, MN, Paul Hageman of Grand Forks, ND, Tom Hageman of Monticello, MN; daughters, Mary White of Las Vegas, NV, Susan(Butch) Ickler of Plymouth, MN, Donna (Willard) Sabrowsky of Albany, MN, Cathy (Frank) Heger of Owosso, MI; 27 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Steve Haupt of Manassas, VA.
Preceded in death by parents, eldest daughter, Carol Schleif; brothers, Hubert Haupt, Joe Haupt, Leo Haupt; sisters, Verda Wirth & Adeline Sang; sons-in-law, Bob White & Dennis Schleif & grandson, Christopher Sabrowsky. Online guestbook

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Theresa Kalahar

    Very sorry to hear of Velma’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

  2. Troy R. Albright

    I was a little boy in Ronneby, Mn but I remember Velma as a woman who had as a friend…my grandma Albright (Donna) whom were best were best friends. My grandma told me back in the day they even shared a “party phone” I was too young too remember her like my Uncle Tom…who was best friends with her own son of the same name Tom, or my aunts Carol & Patty and my mom Deb Albright. She touched many peoples lives in various ways but the way she touched mine was just to give me a secret shared smile because I was a young boy. I will miss you Velma…live long in the Lords heart and my own.

    -Troy Robert Albright

  3. A. Heger

    I never met Velma Hageman. However, her legacy lives on for me in the stories my family has relayed to me about her. In my mind, she carries a very strong, protective matriarchal presence. The loyalty displayed by her children in her final and most vulnerable hours is a testament to the care and love she showered upon her family in their formative years. I, too, am an active woman of faith and I am confident that I will see her again in the near future. May the Creator comfort her family as they grieve the loss of someone so dear.


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