Rosemary Jane Hagen
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Hagen, Rosemary Jane 68, of Darwin, Minn. (Lake Washington) lived a life of giving, caring, and compassion, and she left us on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2008 surrounded by her family. She suffered a sudden and massive stroke on December 23. Rosemary leaves behind a multitude of family and friends who loved and adored her. Rosemary is survived by her loving family, husband Arthur K. Hagen; her children Michael (Anna) Hagen, Craig (Marcella) Hagen, Dawn (Edward) Williams; her grandchildren, Timm (Tara) Hagen, Nicholas (Krista) Hagen) and Phil O'Connor. Rosemary loved children and she adored her four great-grandchildren, Akadia, Austin, Alana, Anna Elizabeth, and she was excited for the one on the way. She was saddened by the passing of her granddaughter Ashley Rose in 1986. Rosemary touched so many lives with her gift of love and kindness, her lifelong love of music and singing and as a children's choir director for 20 years, her gifts of Christmas Bread, lefse and flatbread, and through her work as a business owner. Rosemary gave the ultimate gift on Christmas Day as an organ donor. Others will now live thanks to Rosemary's amazing gift of life. We will all miss her, and we have lived a fuller life because of her. Funeral Service 11 AM Tuesday 12/30/08 at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato. Visitation 4-7 PM Monday at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato and 1 hr prior to service at church on Tuesday. Prayer service 7 PM Monday. Interment 1 PM Wednesday, Freeman Cemetery, McLeod, ND.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.

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December 30, 2008
We are so saddened to learn of your loss. We enjoyed your beautiful family photo with your joyous letter at Christmas. We will be in touch.
John & Martha Johnson
John Johnson
December 30, 2008

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. From the words and stories shared, she seemed like a very kind-hearted woman, and I regret not having to opportunity to meet her. Please know that Jennifer and I will be thinking of you, Ed, and the rest of your family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jason Sprague
December 28, 2008
Art & Family - this is Joycelyn's sister-in-law Mary Leder. I am so sorry for your loss - I remember the good times I had with Rosemary especially when I was a child. My wishes and prayers are with you.
December 28, 2008
Art and family,
It is with a heavy heart that I write this note to you. We were saddened to hear that Rosie had suffered a massive stroke and then her death. We are so glad that we were able to see her at your great 50th anniversary celebration. She was as beautiful, kind, enthusiastic, and loving as we remember her. We had so many neat memories of Cokato and both of you. I am sure that the memories are the things that are giving you some comfort at this time. She is in God's loving hands now. You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Nan & Tom Carlson
December 28, 2008
We will remember Rosemary for all the fun times we shared in our youth as cousins, neighbors and classmates.

Rosemary borrowed or gave lots of her clothes, even shoes, to me when we were young - even formals. When we were at the anniversary celebration, I saw a prom picture of her and at first glance thought it was me because I had worn the dress, also. (Evonne)

We will remember her for her sweetness, her beautiful red hair and her high heels.

Even though we didn't see her a lot, we will miss her a lot.

Jeanette is out East and will not be able to make it back for the funeral. Evonne will be at the funeral pending the weather.

Love, Evonne Barnum and Jeanette Breuer
Evonne Barnum
December 28, 2008
I am so glad to have known Rosemary. She was pure of heart like no one I have ever known. I'm so glad that she was here to celebrate Dawn's wedding to Ed. Last Spring while preparing for Dawn's and Ed's wedding I was honored to spend quit a bit time with Rosemary. I will be forever thankful. She will be missed, mourned, and celebrated by all the lives she touched
Debbie Phillips
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