Irma Hageman

Irma Anna Hageman, 97, of Lawler, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial was set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler with Rev. Nick Radloff officiating with interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Reilly Ridge and visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the church with a 7 p.m. scripture service and visitation continuing one hour prior to Mass Thursday. Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
Irma Anna Hageman was born June 8, 1926, on the family farm near St. Lucas. The daughter of Konrad and Barbara (Kuennen) Wurzer. She received her education at St. Luke’s Catholic School.

She married Florian Hageman June 16, 1948, at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas. The couple was blessed with 10 children, Robert, Kathleen, Ronald, Karen, Jolene, Mark, Alice, Laurie, Sylvia and Gladys. The couple moved to a farm five miles north of Lawler and became members of Sacred Heart at Reilly Ridge. Irma served as a CCD teacher and later the DRE. She also served as a lector and extraordinary communion minister and attended the first Lay Ministry Program graduating in 1982. Irma attended sewing classes at Area One and spent several years teaching sewing classes in the area. She dedicated a lot of her time and talents as a 4H leader. Irma spent 10 years working for Cutsforth Pizza and Chicken in Lawler.

Irma was an integral part of the family farm, and every year had extensive gardens that were always filled with a variety of vegetables that would feed the family every year.
When Sacred Heart became an oratory in 1989, the family became members of Mt. Carmel in Lawler. Irma was a member of the Court Mt. Carmel Order of Catholic Daughters. She served the Court as recording secretary several times and held the position of Regent and District Director for several years.
In 1992, the couple retired from the farm and moved into Lawler. Irma spent many happy hours tending her flowers, which she enjoyed immensely. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and sewing. She also supplied the family with many quilts and afghans. She also enjoyed mending and sewing for others.
Irma is survived by her children: Robert “Tex” Hageman, of Lime Springs; Karen (Keith) Weiss, of Madison, Wisconsin; Jolene (Joe) Rosenbaum, of Little Turkey; Mark Hageman, of New Hampton; Alice Miller, of Ossian; Laurie (Doug) Hanson, of Decorah; Sylvia (Jeff) Schluetter, of New Hampton, and Gladys (Randy) Schluetter, of New Hampton; son-in-law, Doug Ball, of Little Turkey; 35 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters: Alvina Hemesath-Murray, of Lawler; Alma Hemesath, of Ossian, and Doris Smith, of Fort Atkinson, and sister-in-law, Margaret Wurzer, of Fort Atkinson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Florian, in 2007; son, Ronald Hageman, in 1962; daughter, Kathy Ball, in 2022; son-in-law, Joe Miller, in 2018; brothers, Tony Wurzer, Edwin Wurzer, Carl Wurzer, Francis Wurzer and Alvin Wurzer; sisters, Ann Kuennen, Sister Theophane Wurzer F.S.E. and Rosaria Einck.


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