Kurt R. Hagen

Kurt R. Hagen

SHERBURN — A Celebration of Life service for Kurt Hagen, 59, of rural Sherburn, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn, Minn., with Rev. Steven D. Wilson officiating.

Kurt was called to his eternal rest Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at his home in rural Sherburn, Minn. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Friday.

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Kurt Robert Hagen was born Aug. 8, 1958, in Downey, Calif., to Robert and Ethel Hagen. He was baptized on Nov. 23, 1958, at the Lutheran Church of the Master in LaHabra, Calif. The family lived in LaHabra, Calif., until 1968. They moved to rural Ceylon, Minn., and then to a farm in rural Dunnell. He was confirmed on May 21, 1972, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dunnell, Minn. Kurt attended Sherburn Elementary and graduated from Sherburn-Dunnell High School in 1976. In the fall of 1977, Kurt attended Jackson Vocational School and enrolled in the Electronic Technician Course with Gary Janssen.

After graduating in 1979, Gary and Kurt opened Sherburn TV and Audio on main street in Sherburn.

In 1986, he was united in marriage to Lori Hinz in Las Vegas, Nev. After their marriage, they lived and worked in Sherburn. In 1987, Kurt became sole owner of Sherburn TV and operated it until it closed. He was a member of the CTV Board for many years. Kurt loved to listen to music especially from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s. He also liked watching black-and-white television shows and was a war history buff.

Kurt is survived by his wife, Laurie of rural Sherburn, Minn.; son, Christopher Hagen of Sherburn, Minn.; two daughters, Jamie (John) Parenteau of Alameda, Calif., Jennifer Hagen of Minneapolis, Minn.; parents, Bob and Ethel Hagen of rural Dunnell, Minn.; Grandma Janice; uncles, Dr. Frank McDaniel of Cypress, Calif., Reinold (Barb) Hagen of Fairmont, Minn.; aunt, Jeanne (Herb) Lohse of Oakdale, Minn.; several cousins and other family and friends.

Kurt is preceded in death by his grandparents; brother, Eric; aunt, Ruth Lerner; uncle, Bill McGann; and other relatives.

Kurt’s family prefers memorials to the American Lung Association in lieu of flowers.