Obituary for Quentin Ira Hagen

Quentin Ira Hagen

Quentin was taken from us way too soon on November 15, 2020.

Quentin Ira Hagen was born on July 15, 1944, to Herman Hagen Jr and Helen Rebecca (Salomonsen) Hagen at the Greenwood Maternity Home. He began his work career on Richard and Viola Buchholz’s farm. From there he began his truck driving career with Boon Brothers Construction, Hediger Dairy, Schneiders, and Neillsville Coop Transport. After the Transport closed he drove for Ruan and bought a semi and worked for Whitehall. Then began Quentin’s construction career as a heavy equipment operator working for many companies thru the union hall and retiring from Hoffman Construction. He belonged to the Teamster Local 662, the Operating Engineers Local 139, and the VFW for his service in the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War. After returning from Vietnam, he met Kathy Carl and they married on January 17, 1970, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. Above all, he couldn’t get enough of John Deere Antique tractors. He loved putzing around them and driving down to the woods to cut firewood. Quentin so enjoyed the woods. He also loved his coffee buddies and he couldn’t start a day without a trip to town to see them.

Quentin is survived by his wife, Kathryn (Carl) Hagen with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage this year, children, Christopher of Denver, Douglas (Lisa) of Prentice, Alex of Rochester and Rebecca (Kevin) Cepress of Stratford, grandchildren, Lars Hagen, Bethany Hagen, Marissa Cepress, Gavin Cepress and 1 great-grandchild Alex. He is further survived by siblings, Jesse (Loretta), Buck (Margie), Calvin, Mark, Kathy Turner, and Louise Kuester. Kinky is further survived by a sister-in-law, Bonnie Carl, and brother-in-law, Randy (Dawn) Carl.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Karan Peters, 2 brothers-in-law, Don Turner and Henry Kuester, a sister-in-law, Patricia Hagen and his In-laws, Arnold and Florence Carl, and brothers-in-law, Ken and Ronnie Carl.

God saw you were so tired and took you home to rest. We will see you again. Loving and missing you lots.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Private graveside services will be held.

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