December 19, 1952 ~ April 12, 2014
Karl died at Maui Memorial Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bike. Karl was born in Seattle and was a life long resident of the Issaquah area. For the past three years he and his wife have enjoyed spending their winters on Maui allowing him to do what he loved. He was an avid bicyclist, logging several thousand miles a year.
Karl graduated from Issaquah High School and then earned a Business Degree from the University of Washington. After college, Karl went to work at his family's office furniture business, eventually buying the business and expanded it by developing new product lines and creating a nationwide distribution network. Karl was very passionate about his work, and was a leader on many large, international projects that helped to revolutionize the office furniture industry.
Karl had a love for music and his vegetable garden. He had a passion for cars and was a true sports enthusiast. He excelled in many sports and enjoyed sharing them with his friends and family.
Karl will be remembered as a loyal friend, an outstanding father, a loving husband, a fearless businessman, and a truly kind and giving person. He touched the lives of so many people, and will be sorely missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him.
Karl was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Hagen. He is survived by his wife Robin; his daughters Ariel and Michaela; his mother Catherine; sister Karin Schauer; three nieces and one nephew.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Maui Humane Society, PO Box 1047 Puunene, HI 96783 Arrangements have been handled by Ballard Family Mortuary on Maui.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 20, 2014