WESTBY — Michael Hagen, 72, of Westby, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
Michael was born in Delphos, Ohio, to Joseph and Jennie (Taft) Hagen. His family moved to the Viroqua area and he graduated from Viroqua High School. On Aug. 12, 1972, he was united in marriage to Linda Leland. Michael started working at the foundry in Richland Center, before he began his work as an auto body repairman.
He then worked at the Viroqua Auto Body Shop. After leaving Viroqua Auto Body, he went to work for Dahl Ford, where he worked for 42 years. Michael loved to restore antique cars, including a 1923 Model T. He enjoyed helping family and friends with their vehicles and watching Packers games. As he grew older his biggest joy was to watch his grandkids. Michael was always willing to help, no matter how big or small the task.
Michael is survived by his wife, Linda; three children, Patricia of Westby, John (Julie) of Coon Valley, and Robert (Katie) of Coon Valley; four grandchildren, Brett, Haley, Tyler, and Hannah; two sisters, Phyllis (Gene) Oium of La Farge, and Caryl (Jerry) Dunn of Cashton; five brothers, Donald (Phyllis) Hagen of Woodbury, Louis (Shelby) Hagen of Westby, Larry Hagen of Viroqua, Bryant Hagen of Prairie du Chien, and Alan (Sue) Hagen of Viroqua; as well as by many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Patrick and brothers, Earl Hagen and Richard Hagen; and sisters, Beryl “Tootie” Eliason, Esther Wittman, and Clarice Boggs.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Brush Creek Church. Pastor Gary Daines will officiate with burial in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St., Hwy. 14, in Westby. Friends also called Saturday from 10 a.m. till the time of service.
Online Condolences may be offered at www.VossFH.com. The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby is serving the family.