Janet Marie Hagen

Janet Marie Hagen (Fredenburg), age 80, longtime Tomahawk resident, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2024, in Merrill, Wis., with her family by her side. Janet was born on Dec. 15, 1943, in Edgeley, N.D., to the late Wesley and Viola (Kipp) Fredenburg. She married the love of her life and best friend, Larry Hagen, on June 23, 1963, in Crosby, N.D.

Janet attended Crosby High School and the University of North Dakota. She worked with Larry managing his Optometry practice until their retirement in 2007. They remained in Tomahawk, active at Grace Lutheran Church and within the community until 2019.

Janet loved her family and friends. She was an exceptional cook and loved to host and attend get-togethers. Together, Janet and Larry complemented each other building a beautiful life. Janet’s real passion was her family and she especially loved to spend time with her four grandchildren. Janet also loved to play golf with her friends, creating the Hagen Open. She spent many hours on the golf course with Larry after their retirement. Janet was an avid supporter of Tomahawk athletics and the school system.

Survivors include her son, Paul (JoAnne) Hagen, of Stevens Point, Wis.; her daughter, Angela (Pat) Bailey, of Merrill; her grandchildren, Lauren Hagen, of Oshkosh, Wis., Allison Hagen (Joe Schmit), of Minneapolis, Minn., Ty Bailey, of Madison, Wis., and Jake Bailey, of Eau Claire, Wis. Janet is further survived by her sisters, Leah Benson, of Poplar Creek, Ill., and Lois (Gary) Jordheim, of Fargo, N.D.

Janet followed her true love, Larry, to Heaven who passed away in April. She was also preceded in death by her father, Wesley; her mother, Viola; and her brother-in law, Bennet Benson.

Funeral services for Janet Hagen were held on Friday, June 21, 2024, at 11 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church. Rev. Julie Sinkula officiated. The family received friends for visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. After the service, a meal was served with interment following at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Bell Tower Residence of Merrill or Grace Lutheran Church of Tomahawk. Generations Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. You may view Janet’s obituary and leave online condolences at www.generationsfuneral.com.

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