Tony Michael Taagen
1934 - 2020
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Tony Michael Taagen

Mequon, WI - Entered into Eternal Life on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Born in Viljandi, Estonia on March 16, 1934, the son of the late Johannes Taagen and Ludmilla Rand Taagen.

Survived by wife, Constance (nee Kelley) Taagen, sister, Linda Taagen McFadden (David), West Bend, WI, and six sons: Thomas, Madison, WI; Matthew (Linda), Milwaukee, WI; Timothy (Deborah), Eagle, CO; Sam (Patricia), Seattle, WA; Julian (Margaret), Milwaukee, WI; Jess (Jessica), Whitefish Bay, WI.

Further survived by grandchildren: Ella and Flora Taagen; Claire and Johannes Taagen; Lily Taagen; and nieces and nephews: Heather Redic, Maureen Olofsson, Daniel McFadden, Michelle Pope, Patricia Piccoli, John Kelley, Bridget Wolle, and Molly Eimermann.

Also survived by numerous relatives in Estonia.

Graduate of West Bend High School, West Bend, Wisconsin; Marquette University, BS Business Administration; University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, MS Social Work.

Served in United States Army 1957-1959. Later employed by State of Wisconsin as a Probation and Parole Agent until retirement.

Artistically inclined, wrote two memoirs: "Displaced but not Lost: War Through the Eyes of a Child" and "Paid Vacation: Army Years". He continued playing blues harp, painting and sketching, constructing cement sculptures, and producing creative gardens along with volunteering at several food pantries throughout Milwaukee.

Visitation at Schramka Funeral Home, 423 N. Main Street, Thiensville, WI, Friday, September 18, 2020, 5:30-7:30 PM. Memorial Mass will be at Old St. Mary Church, 844 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:00AM. Masks/Social distancing observed at both events. Burial at St. Raphael Frenchtown Cemetery, Belleville, Wisconsin.

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 18, 2020
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September 16, 2020
Tony always had a gleam in his eyes and a ready smile on his face as I knew him in high school and living in Rockfield, WI. He was a good guy! Will be praying for you Connie. Go to to get a daily bible verse of encouragement.
Nancy Hoelz Allen
September 16, 2020
Dear Connie and kids, not sure if you'll remember me, but I lived next door to you for many years. I am so sorry for your loss, and have many fond memories of Tony and all of you, especially the family's kindness to my Mom after I'd moved to Arizona. I don't believe that I've ever met a nicer man than Tony, and doubt I ever will.
William (Bill) Seyfried
September 15, 2020
Tony always had a twinkle in his eyes. He was as genuine as can be & always made you feel welcome & important. What a beautiful soul. I’ll miss him greatly!
Linda Berna
September 13, 2020
Connie, I'm so very sorry about the loss of your husband. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Deb Fiedler (from Joyce's class)
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