Services for Richard Clayton Hagen

Richard Clayton Hagen, 80, of Bagley, MN, died on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. 
Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Free Lutheran Church in Bagley, MN. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m. at the Cease Family Funeral Home. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements. 
He was born on January 25, 1939 in Leonard, Minnesota, the son of Myron and Levina (Larson) Hagen. Richard was married to Rose Gardner for 24 years, until she lost her battle with cancer. He later married Avis Aamodt in 1989. They have been married for 30 years. How she actually put up with all his children, we’ll never know. They enjoyed several trips out West to go ocean fishing and as a side note they visited family.
Richard was a veteran of the Navy and the Army and spent most of his career in law enforcement after trying his hand at other careers throughout his life. He was an avid sportsman with a special love of bass fishing. We know for sure he caught at least two keepers. 
He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed torturing his kids by making them watch the TV show "Hee Haw" when visiting.  He especially liked taking their money playing poker. He had a great sense of humor and needed it to survive life with his siblings and five kids.
Richard was an active member of Grace Free Lutheran Church and a member of the American Legion and VFW. He will always be remembered as a generous, kind, and supportive with everyone. 
He is survived by his wife, Avis; his five children, Keith (Epol) Hagen, Val (Cliff) Martin, Kevin (Jody) Hagen, Kelly (Lonnie) Hagen, and Vince (Marie) Marianiello; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; his brothers, Lowell, Sherman, David, and Gordon; his sister, Carole Davidson; and many other living relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Levina Hagen; and his first wife, Rose.
Messages of condolence may be sent to

Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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