Norman Hagman

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died March 23, 2009

Norman A. Hagman, 87, of 502 S. 13th Street, passed away Monday morning March 23, 2009 at home.
Norman was born September 18, 1921 in Gladstone the son of Isaac and Anna (Sigfried) Hagman. Norman was raised in Gladstone and he attended the Flat Rock Public Schools.

Norman was united in marriage to the former Mildred Skoglund on August 29, 1942 in Gladstone. Shortly following his marriage to Mildred, Norman served his country in the U.S. Army where he served with Battery B 348th Field Artillery Battalion. He fought in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters. Upon his honorable discharge on October 29, 1945, he was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, the American Theatre Service Medal, 2 Overseas Service Bars and the Bronze Star Medal.

Norman returned to Gladstone where he worked for Mead Paper Company and later for Northern Rebuilders Company until he was injured at work.

Norman was a member of the Escanaba V.F.W. and his hobbies included working in his garden with his wife Mildred. He also enjoyed hunting deer, doing carpentry work and woodworking. Norman treasured spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, Mildred, survivors include:

2 daughters; Cheryl (Joseph) Bernier of Escanaba and Susan (Steven) Hamilton of Noblesville, IN

8 grandchildren; Cynthia (John) Kelly, Deborah (Andrew) Jamrog, Angela (Jason) Lewis, Catherine Bernier, Kristy (Danny) Goodwin, Jeffery (Kimberly) Hamilton, Tarah (Steve) Heitman and Nadine Bernier.

13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by;
4 brothers; Soren, Raymond, Laurence and Melvin Hagman
3 sisters; Gertrude Hagman, Clarice Parrow and Norma Skaug

According to Norman

0 Tributes for “Norman Hagman

    I enjoyed the time spent with Norm. It is a great loss to hear that he has passed on. May God be with you at these trying times.
    Dave and Barb

    Barb and David Jenshak
    Caro, MI

    Dear Millie and Family, Please accept my sympathy at this sad time for all of you. May God grant you peace and comfort you. Your neighbor, Jeneane Thennes

    Jeneane Thennes
    Gladstone, MI

    The greatest man who ever lived! He aspired me to live my life to the fullest and handle difficulties with a slight hand. I will treasure this man for the rest of my life.

    Cynthia Kelly (granddaughter)
    El Paso, TX

    Dear Aunt Millie, Cheryl, Susie and Family,

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Norm’s passing. He was an amazing person, so full of happiness and love. I will always remember how artistic he was. After my Dad’s passing and my mother’s downsizing to a condo, I was the lucky daughter in our family to keep the beautiful Christmas scene that he made for us. I had it shipped to New Hampshire, where I live, and I have it displayed every year in my foyer. I feel so lucky to have such a special keepsake from him. Please take comfort in the fact that he is now in heaven at peace with his parents and brothers and sisters.

    Kailie Kline
    Rye Beach, NH

    Joe & Cheryl & family,

    May knowing you’re in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and yours, through this time of sorrow.

    Glen & Carol Rudden
    Escanaba, MI

    To the Norman Hagman family;

    While in Florida, Rita and I,Bill Swartz, were saddened to here of the passing of our fine neighbor,Norman. He always had very encouraging words for me whenever I did something to our home or bought a new vechicle.He would say”good for you go for it and do it now”.I will always remember the day I took him for a ride in my corvette..”wow” is what he said..thanks Norm for all the kind words..Our sincerest condolences to Mildred and the entire family.

    Bill Swartz
    Gladstone, MI

    Dear Aunt Millie, Cheryl, Susie and family,

    I am so deeply sorry to hear about Uncle Norm’s death. He was a remarkable person with a kind and generous heart. He was so very proud of his daughters and grandchildren. His smile and laugh was contagious. I’m so sad to see him leave us. As children, Kailie and I could never tell the difference from Uncle Norm’s voice and my father’s voice and since my dad’s death, it was a beautiful reminder of the sound of my father’s voice. I will be thinking of you all during this difficult time and praying for the healing process to begin. Helen Keller once said, “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we cannot ever lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” God Bless, Trudie Bisciotti

    Trudie Hagman Bisciotti
    Atlanta, GA

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