Reverend David C. Hagen, age 67, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at his home.
Dave was born November 6, 1953 in Chicago, IL, the son of Herbert and Emily (Smilie) Hagen.
Dave was united in marriage to Mary Etka on February 28, 1976 at the North Park Seminary chapel.
He graduated from North Park College in 1976 and North Park Seminary in 1980.
He was a Pastor in the Covenant Church for 20 years.
Dave also had a second career as an Ambulance Coder at Rampart EMS.
He also spent the last years working as the minister of music at Memorial United Methodist Church.
Dave also was a fan of Chicago sports (especially Cubs baseball).
Dave was a follower of Jesus. He loved God and served him all his life. Whether he was a pastor, minister of music, or ambulance coder, he reflected God’s goodness on all he encountered. He loved people just as God loved him.
In addition to his loving wife, Mary, Dave is survived by:
3 Children: Kristoffer (Rebecca) Hagen of Oshkosh, WI
Apryl (Travis) Steinmetz of Batavia, IL
Benjamin (Shannon Cole) Hagen of Vermillion, SD
2 Sisters: Caryn (Alan) Hayden Elkhorn, WI
Christine (Joel) Gershbein Vernon Hills, IL
5 Grandchildren: Alexandria, Ariana, Ava, Matthias, Henry
And many nieces and nephews
Dave was preceded in death by his Parents.
A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, June 29th at Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Visitation begins at 1pm and the service at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Delta County Hope at the Inn homeless shelter.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Hagen family.