Virginia M. Hager

Virginia M. Hager, age 87 of Ellsworth, WI, passed away July 11, 2019 at the Hudson Hospital. Virginia was born January 17, 1932 in El Paso Township; the daughter of Dennis and Adaline (Schladweiler) Mountin. Virginia graduated from Ellsworth High School, the Class of 1950. She was united in marriage to Norman James Hager on November 4, 1950 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in El Paso, WI. Their marriage was blessed with 6 children, and 63 years of devotion. A wonderful example to her family, Virginia was devoted in her faith, a hard worker, and loved those around her unconditionally. She was an integral part of their family farm and auction business, working alongside her husband Norman, and taking exceptional care of the secretarial duties. Virginia was an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing cards, especially a good hand of euchre and bridge.

Virginia will remain in the hearts of her sons, James (Marty) Hager of Colby, WI, Jerome Hager of Minneapolis, MN, Barry (Debbie) Hager of Ellsworth, WI, Roger Hager of Minneapolis, MN, and Gary (Kathleen) Hager of Edina, Minnesota; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; only daughter Patricia Silva; siblings, Maxine Unger, Gloria Madden, and Duane Mountin; and her parents.

A Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday, July, 28, 2019 at the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 130 N. Grant St., Ellsworth, and one hour prior to Mass at church on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 AM Monday, July 29, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 231 Woodworth St., Ellsworth, with Fr. Eric Dadson officiating. Interment will take place at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ellsworth. Pallbearers assisting with the services will be: Matthew Hager, Rachelle Gillette, Justin Silva, Mitchell Hager, Christopher Hager, and William Hager. In memory of Virginia, memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association and American Cancer Society.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home (715) 273-4421.


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