Vernon D. Hagen
Hagen, 77, of Waupun, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
born November 4, 1937 in the town of Sigel, Wood County, WI, the son of Roy and
Verna Stienback Hagen. Vern graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin
Rapids. On December 5, 1964 he married Charlotte Mehlbrech Clussman at St.
John’s Lutheran Church in the town of Sigel in Wood County. Vern worked at
Consolidated Paper in Biron for 11 years. In 1968 they moved to Waupun where he
worked for the City of Waupun Street Department until he retired. He then drove
part-time for NAPA Auto Parts in Waupun. Vern served as a volunteer fireman in
Waupun for over 30 years. He was a member of Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun
where he served as elder and usher. He was a very devout member of the church.
Vern also served six years with Wisconsin National Guard and was deployed to
Fort Lewis Washington for a year during the Berlin Crisis. Vern taught welding
for MPTI for over 20 years. He enjoyed doing welding projects for his friends, was
an avid flower gardener, and loved his family dearly.
Vern is survived
by his wife of 50 years, Charlotte Hagen of Waupun; a daughter, Angela (Karl)
Navis of Waupun; a son, Wally (Joyce) Clussman of rural Waupun; grandchildren:
Paige and Taylor Navis, Jeremy (Kelli) Clussman, Ryan Clussman, Amy Schumacher
and friend, Sylvester Sheridan, and Daniel (Kari) Schumacher;
great-grandchildren: Derek, Lydia, and Sarah Schumacher, and Miles, Lorenzo,
and Talaya Sheridan; six brothers: Howard (Janice) Hagen, Leland (Jill) Hagen,
Joseph Hagen, Ronald (Laura) Hagen, Thomas (Ann) Hagen, and Rollie Hagen; three
sisters: Mary (Bernie) Halkowski, Virginia (David) Paulus, and Mavis Bagby; and
several nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Krummel; infant sister, Genevieve;
sister-in-law, Carolyn Hagen; brothers-in-law: Robert Bagby and Robert Krummel;
and step-children: Gerald and Ruth Clussman.
services for Vernon Hagen will be held Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. at
Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. Mike Stock officiating. Burial will take place at Meehan Cemetery
near Plover, WI. Friends and relatives
of Vern Hagen may call on the family on Monday at the church from 9 a.m. until
the time of service.
family requests memorials be directed to Pella Lutheran Church.
Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at
www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send