Barbara J. Hagen

Barbara J. Hagen

FAIRMONT — Memorial services for Barbara J. Hagen, age 86, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Visitation will be held prior to the service starting at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be at a later date in Sherburn City Cemetery.

Barbara passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Barbara Jean Kuntz was born Oct. 11, 1931, on the family farm in Sherburn, Minn., to Clarence and Emilia (Janssen) Kuntz. Growing up, she attended school in Sherburn and was a member of the 1949 graduating class from Sherburn High School. Following her high school graduation, Barbara continued her education at Mankato State Teacher’s College.

On Oct. 10, 1952, Barbara was united in marriage to Arlyn Sandersfeld in Welcome, Minn. This union was blessed with three children: LaRae, Leland and Lyn.

In May of 1978, Barbara married Garry Hagen. Garry passed way Nov. 9, 2010.

Barbara taught District 56 Country School before her children were born. She then worked various jobs throughout the community as a hairdresser, at the Fairmont Sentinel, The Gift Tree and on Saturday mornings at the Waste Management Office. Barbara retired Nov. 19, 2013.

Throughout her life, she was a member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont, where she taught Sunday School for many years. Barbara was a Cub Scout Leader for her children’s troops, and in her spare time enjoyed needle stitching, pillow making and reading.

Family and friends were very important to Barbara, and she treasured being able to spend time with them, catching up, laughing and making memories. Her loving and caring heart will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: LaRae Henry of Encenitas, Calif., Leland Sandersfeld of Fairmont, Minn., and Lyn (Barbara) Sandersfeld of Fairmont, Minn.; grandchildren, Amy (Jake) Zuanich, Emily (Lucas) Jones, Ryan (special friend, Amanda Schibline), Luke (Samantha) Sandersfeld, and Sadie Sandersfeld; great-grandchildren, Jack and Sam Zuanich, and baby Sandersfeld due in June; brother, Charles (Marlene) Kuntz of Sherburn, Minn.; nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Hagen; and nephew, Josh Olson.