Funeral Services for Roger C. Hagedorn, 75, were held Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. Rev. Jonathon Conner, officiating. Honorary Casket bearers were his great-grandchildren: Linkin Weitl, Mya Sandage, Skyler Sandage, Ryder Barsby, Kyah Weitl, and Jadyn Weitl. Casket Bearers were his grandchildren: Matt Weitl, Mandi (Ryan) Sandage, Billy (Kayla Dammann) Weitl, Joe (Shannon) Barsby, Elliott (Haylee Barnard) Barsby, Maci Meier, Nathan Hagedorn, Madison Hagedonr, Caleb Benna and Sarah Benna. Interment was in the Manning Cemetery in Manning. Ohde Funerel Home in Manning was in charge of the arrangements.
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Roger Chris Hagedorn, son of Lewis and Marie (Ehrichs) Hagedorn, was born Oct. 7, 1937 near Aspinwall, in Crawford County. He attended rural school near his home and then completed his education in Manning, graduating with the Class of 1956. After graduation Roger worked as a farm hand for a couple of years.
On Sept. 11, 1960, Roger was united in marriage with Deanna June Petersen in Audubon. That same year he started working for J & S Feed Service in Manning. Roger and Deanna were the parents of four children and made their home in Manning. After 28 years with J & S Feed Service, Roger started working as a custodian and bus driver for the Manning Community School District. He retired from there in 2007. After he retired, Roger worked part-time as a custodian at the Manning Post Office until his health started to decline.
Roger was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning and was a lifelong member. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, fishing and being with his family. He especially enjoyed attending activities of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In October of 2012, Roger was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. After a brave fight, he died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Manning Regional Healthcare Center at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 14 days.
Preceding him in death are his parents; parents-in-law Chuck and Mabel Petersen; brother-in-law Merlon Murray; brother-in-law Don Petersen and wife Norma and sister-in- law Carol Hagedorn.
Roger is survived by his wife Deanna Hagedorn of Manning; four children, Shona (Bill) Weitl of Manning; Shelli (Bob) Barsby of Manning; Troy (Monica) Hagedorn of Audubon and Tonya (Keith) Benna of Ida Grove; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Robert Hagedorn of Manning and Raymond (Norma) Hagedorn of Manning; sister Mary Ann (Chris) Brandt of Aspinwall; sister in law Roma Murray of Audubon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ohde Funeral Home
108 First Street
Manning, IA 51455
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from May 31 to June 7, 2013