Obit: Hagie, Jack (1930 - 2009)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hagie, Cardarelle, Nowak, Gray, Meredith, Virchow

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 4, 2009

Hagie, Jack (6 November 1930 - 23 January 2009)

Jack Hagie, 78, passed away Jan. 23, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison.

He was born to Ed and Amelia (Cardarelle) Hagie Nov. 6, 1930, in Neillsville. He attended rural school in Shortville and graduated from Neillsville High School in the class of 1948. Jack was united in marriage to Rosalie Nowak in 1987.

As a young man, Jack worked in his father’s businesses in the blacksmith shop, welding, saw mill and thrashing. Jack served his country from 1951 to 1953, in the Texas Signal Corp Army maneuvers, Operation Longhorn. He later served in the Seventh Signal BM at Paris, France, Supreme Headquarters Allies Power Europe.

Jack retired in 1993 from Northern Welding and Supply as manager. He was a member of American Welding Society in the Wisconsin Valley Chapter. He was past president of the Central Wisconsin Purchasing Association. Jack was a longtime member of the National Welding Supply and served as vice president of the Central Zone. He was a longtime member of the American Motorcycle Association, lifetime member of the Harley Owner Group (HOG) and a member of the Sauk Prairie and Black River Falls Chapters. He believed there was always another road to ride, another bridge to cross and another sunset to see on his Harley.

Jack’s faith was a very important part of his life and he served on various committees both at Wesley Methodist in Wausau and United Methodist Prairie du Sac.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosalie, Prairie du Sac; sons, Jason (Keri Gray), Wausau, and Brian, Moorhead, MN; one sister, Mary Lou Meredith, Eau Claire; mother-in-law, Evelyn Nowak, Edgar; many nieces, nephews and friends.

His parents; brothers, Douglas and Gordon; and goddaughter, Tracy, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Concordia United Methodist Church, Prairie du Sac, with Pastor Jeff Virchow officiating. The Hooverson Funeral Home, Sauk City, handled the arrangements.



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