KALISPELL - Donald K. "Don" Hagen, 83, formerly of Great Falls, died of natural causes Friday, June 22, in Kalispell.
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A celebration of life service is noon today at the C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements.
Don was born in Camrose, Alberta, on July 9, 1928, the son of Jacob and Gyda (Haukedal) Hagen. Having had a dual citizenship, Don chose to serve in the U.S. military. Don served in the U.S. Army Air Force for 11 months, starting January 1947. He was then drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps from May 1952 until 1954. Don started his own janitorial business in 1958 called Great Falls Mr. Klean, which he operated for 35 years. Some of his clients were the Glasgow Air Force Base, Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana State Capitol buildings and grounds. Don married Rita Kok in October 1957 and together they had one son, Tim. Don and Rita retired and moved to Kalispell in 2000 where Rita still resides.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim and nephew Daniel.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years; son Tim (Bev) Hagen of Havre; granddaughter Ashley (Darin) Pankratz of Glasgow; grandson Jordan Hagen of Havre; Jim's children, Linda, Debbie, Ted, Trudy, and Kristy, and numerous nieces and nephews on Rita's side.
Condolences may be posted online at www.buffalohillfh.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on June 27, 2012