Charles A. Hagmann, 84, of Asheville, N.C. passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Laurels of GreenTree Ridge. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor Payseur Hagmann, daughter Cheryl H. Parsons of Carlisle, Pa., and son, Robert C. Hagmann and his wife, Hope, of Greensboro, N.C., and daughter Julianne Hagmann of Pittsburgh, Pa. Also grandchildren Brett Hagmann, Chelsea Hagmann, and Sydney Hagmann, and a sister, Mary Jane Campbell of Healdsburg, Calif. Mr. Hagmann was born in Erie, Pa. son of the late Harry W. Hagmann and Rowena L. Hagmann. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harry W. Hagmann, Jr., and sisters Joanne H. Meyers, Miriam H. DeArment, and Janice H. Lockwood. Mr. Hagmann was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Northwestern University where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was a 4-year letterman in football and played starting end on the Northwestern 1948 Rose Bowl football team. He received the 1950 Chicago Tribune Most Valuable Big Ten Player Award and was elected into the Metropolitan Erie Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. A real estate broker and a partner in Hagmann Realtors in Erie, Pa. Mr. Hagmann was a Scottish Rite Mason of the Erie, PA Lodge and for 30 years, Game Manager for the Lions Club City-County Annual Football Game. He was a member of the Erie Rotary Club on Boards of the Boys and Girls Club, the Laurel Hill Cemetery and the Westbury Retirement Community in Meadville, Pa. He was a trustee of the First United Methodist Church in Erie and President of the Methodist Men's Club there. In Asheville he was a member of Central United Methodist Church and past President of the Inquirers' Sunday School class. He also participated in the Youth Basketball program there. He was associated with the Better Business Bureau of Asheville, Western N.C., Inc. and played golf with the New Friends Golf Group. Mr. Hagmann's memorial service will be Friday, April 27, 2012 at Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church concluding the service. Interment will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Erie, Pa. Memorial may be made in his memory to the Central United Methodist Church of Asheville, or the First United Methodist Church at 707 Sassafras Street Erie, PA 16501. Condolences may be made to the family at www.ashevillemortuaryservices.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 26, 2012