Suzanne Mary Hagen
Suzanne Mary Hagen
Suzanne Mary Hagen, age 63, passed peacefully at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN from diabetic complications.
Suzanne was born in Worthington on September 29, 1954 to Richard and Mary Lou Brake. Suzanne attended St. Mary's Catholic School, graduated from Worthington Senior High and continued onto Faribault School of Nursing. She worked at the Worthington Regional Hospital until her open heart surgery in 1994.
Suzanne was united in marriage to Mark Hagen on January 10, 1981 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. They made their home in Worthington raising their son Nicholas. She was blessed with grandchildren, what she referred to as "My Three Grandsons". They were one of her life's highlights. She was extremely supportive of her husband with their Beer Wholesale Business.
Suzanne had a very strong belief in her faith, a passion for family, volunteering, traveling, and loved being near water. Her generous heart landed her a long history of community involvement. Member of the Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB), Board Member of the Wind Surfing Regatta, volunteer at Worthington Junior High, help provide St. Mary's School 2nd grade class with transportation and passes to the zoo. She also helped 8 young boy scouts gain their Eagle Wings which 4 of them are pallbearers. Suzanne enjoyed her "Road Trips" with her husband. The Florida Keys, Route 66, Wisconsin Trips, and her birthday trip to Maine were some of the highlights. She enjoyed meeting new people and seeing interesting sites through her travels. She grew up on a lake and that love for water continued throughout her life. She spent a lot of time enjoying the peace and tranquility she felt being near water at her lake homes at Lake Sarah and Lake Poinsett. Holiday gatherings with family and friends were very important to Suzanne. Christmas was her favorite. She had their home decorated from Halloween to New Years. Suzanne was a loving, witty, organized, strong woman who you always knew where you stood. She told you how it was. Her eyebrows said it all.
She is survived by her husband Mark of 37 years; son Nicholas (Allyson); grandchildren Alexavier, Gordon and Nixon; mother and father in-law Gilbert and Barbara Hagen; brothers-in-law Bruce (Linda) Hagen, Greg Hagen; siblings Cindy (Greg) Miller, Kris (Doug) Fransen, Mary Beth (Brad) VanderSluis and Richard, Jr (Karen) Brake, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Mary Lou Brake; infant brother Michael; first husband Christopher Johnson, and grandparents on both sides.
She definitely touched a lot of lives and will be missed by all. The years were too few, but the love was great.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Worthington, MN, with Father Jim Callahan officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Worthington, MN.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St Mary's School and the American Diabetes Association.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.