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“I love you dad. I still think about you every day. I can't imagine how amazing paradise is for you and being with our Lord. I miss you so much and...Read More »
1 of 57 | Posted by: Brett Hagen - USAFA Academy, CO

“You're with Christ now * ”
2 of 57 | Posted by: Brett - Son

“I love you dad it's been a while since we talked. I know you're doing good. You're with Chris now. I miss you so much dad. Hold a spot for me. I'm a...Read More »
3 of 57 | Posted by: Brett - Son

“Brian was great to me as a friend and spitirtualy. He meant everything to me at work and away. He helped my family in need and he was always there...Read More »
4 of 57 | Posted by: Jonathan Ziegler - Wahpeton, ND

“Dear Lynnette and family, please accept our sincere condolences upon the home going of Brian. Some of my fondest memories at Cargill are visiting...Read More »
5 of 57 | Posted by: Darlene Roehl

“Lynette, I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss. If there is anything I can do for you, or help you with, please don't hesitate to let me...Read More »
6 of 57 | Posted by: Gary Selvaag

“Lynette and Family, I worked with Brian during startup and for 5 years in Wahpeton then worked with him while I have been in Blair. Brian and I had...Read More »
7 of 57 | Posted by: Steven Lacey - Blair, NE

“So sorry for your loss. Brian was a great sportsman that always had a smile on his face. He was a very nice person. Take comfort in the wonderful...Read More »
8 of 57 | Posted by: Joe and Diane Hackert - Decatur, IL

“Lynette and family – I worked with Brian for 7 years while I was in Wahpeton with Cargill. The legacy Brian left with those he interacted with...Read More »
9 of 57 | Posted by: Sarah (Bell) Hubert - MN

“Lynette & Family, So sorry to hear of Brian's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Jackie Perry, Decatur, IL ”
10 of 57 | Posted by: Jackie Perry - Decatur, IL

“Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
11 of 57 | Posted by: Midwest Vision - Third Party Staff - MN

“We were deeply saddenned to hear of Brian's passing, all too soon. Brian was a man who truly cared about those around him. When you needed honest...Read More »
12 of 57 | Posted by: Greg & Cheri Loest

“Sorry about your loss,I have worked with Brian for 3 years, he will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. ”
13 of 57 | Posted by: Joel Kim Nelson - Hankinson, ND

“Lynette, kids and family.. Brian was loved by everyone who met him in life and the world sure seems smaller now..I was there the night he met you...Read More »
14 of 57 | Posted by: Dell Boyd - Decatur Il., IL

“My family and I are saddened by the passing of Brian. I was fortunate to meet Brian in 1996 when he joined the ProGold team to startup the Wahpeton...Read More »
15 of 57 | Posted by: Tim Goshert - Chanhassen, MN

“Hagen family, it's been a long time, but I want you all to know that during this tough time I'm keeping all of you in the warmest places in my heart....Read More »
16 of 57 | Posted by: Bree (Malingen) Reetz - Moorhead, MN

“I miss Uncle Brian and take comfort in the knowledge that he is in Heaven. ”
17 of 57 | Posted by: Stefanie Pansch - Decatur, IL

“Lynette, Denise & Brett, I was shocked when I heard the news of Brian's passing. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Brian was my...Read More »
18 of 57 | Posted by: Dave Burge - Mt. Zion, IL

“Lynette and Family, My condolences to you and your family. I worked with Brian for 10 years in Wahpeton and learned a lot of life lessons from him....Read More »
19 of 57 | Posted by: Jeremy & Christy Ferebee - Dayton, OH

“So sorry to hear of Brian's passing. I have many good memories of Brian from our school days and the years after. He was a great person to be...Read More »
20 of 57 | Posted by: Joe Dugger - Forsyth, IL

“His laughter was contagious, and he was spiritually full, that's why I can rejoice in knowing he is one of our angels..and as I anxiously wait to sit...Read More »
21 of 57 | Posted by: jamie

“Lynette, Denise and Brett, Our deepest sympathy to you all. We were so saddened to hear of Brian's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
22 of 57 | Posted by: Pam and Randy Hovde - Wahpeton, ND

“All of us girls from Mutual of Omaha are thinking about you.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. we are so sorry. Karen V,Carol C....Read More »
23 of 57 | Posted by: Karen Van Ausdale - Decatur, IL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Brian and I will always remember his smile and great sense of humor. My prayers go out to...Read More »
24 of 57 | Posted by: Joan Dunn Childs - Annapolis, MD

“I was lucky to have Brian as my friend. All of us who played ball with him knew that he was the best shortstop in the Decatur Staley softball league...Read More »
25 of 57 | Posted by: John Waller - Macon, IL

“I am so saddened to hear of the news of your passing my dear Brian. I have such fond memories of us growing up together from Kindergarten to seniors...Read More »
26 of 57 | Posted by: Sharon Miller - Westlake Village, CA

“Just a great Man Of God. Will really miss his fire for the Lord that he shared with us when he would come back to visit in Decatur. ”
27 of 57 | Posted by: Tiffany and Jerry Jones - Decatur, IL

“Lynette, Denise and Brett, Our hearts go out to you all. The kids and I are so grateful to of been blessed with knowing Brian this side of Heaven. He...Read More »
28 of 57 | Posted by: Stephanie and Nickolas Finch - Grace and Stephen Augustine - MI

“Lynnette and Family, I am saddened by your loss. I worked with Brian for six years in Wahpeton. He has been a great friend to me and we will miss him...Read More »
29 of 57 | Posted by: Ken & Brenda Foether - Sheboygan, WI

“Dear Lynette, Brett, Denise, Lynus and I want you to know you have our deepest sympathy & keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Brian was so special...Read More »
30 of 57 | Posted by: Teresa Habbe - DECATUR, IL

“Dear Lynette and family ~ Words cannot adequately express our heartfelt sadness for your loss. We will always remember Brian as the most sincere and...Read More »
31 of 57 | Posted by: Dave and Rita - Wahpeton, ND

“My deepest condolances on Brian's passing. I worked with Brian in Wahpeton from our start-up days in ProGold, to the time I moved to Indy. Brian...Read More »
32 of 57 | Posted by: Don Skarphol - Avon, IN

“Im going to miss you Brian, you always knew how to calm me down when Allied would be unfair. You taught me alot about life and how to stand up to my...Read More »
33 of 57 | Posted by: ZIGG - Wahpeton, ND

“Dear Lynette , I am completely numb with the news, I do not know what to say. My GREAT friend Brian is no longer with us. But I know his faith and...Read More »
34 of 57 | Posted by: Randy Doty - Mt. Zion, IL

“I'm sorry for your loss. I remember Brian from High School, sharing a number of classes with him. Always remembered his smile! He will be missed. God...Read More »
35 of 57 | Posted by: Jeff Uhler - Milwaukee, WI

“Went to high school with Brian, played alot of baseball with him and of course ran into him at many parties over the years. Have not seen him in a...Read More »
36 of 57 | Posted by: Kevin Shipp - Millstadt, IL

“Denise I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know what it feels like to lose him way too early. It seems like there's so many more...Read More »
37 of 57 | Posted by: Coley Nelson - Dilworth, MN

“Lynette,very sorry to hear about Brian.Thoughts & Prayers for you & your family ....Mark ”
38 of 57 | Posted by: Mark Wells

“Our hearts are pained, and prayers sung loudly for the Hagen family. As a member of the larger family that you created around you we will mourn...Read More »
39 of 57 | Posted by: Rob and Jane Rumohr - Fargo, ND

“To Lynette, I can not express how sad I am that you are without Brian now. He is not here, but you will never forget him and your life...Read More »
40 of 57 | Posted by: Kendra Nash - Fergus Falls, MN

“I am deeply sadden for your loss. Brian and I went to Mt.Zion High School together, played football, hung out, worked at AE Staleys together in the...Read More »
41 of 57 | Posted by: Ben McBride - Pella, IA

“I worked with Brian at Staley. He was a hard worker and a great guy to work with. So sorry to hear this. ”
42 of 57 | Posted by: Serena Davis - Decatur, IL

“I have so many fond memories of Brian & the good times we had in high school and the years following when all the guys played softball. I haven't see...Read More »
43 of 57 | Posted by: Betsy (Dewey) Justice - Swansea, IL

“Our deepest condolences to you and the whole family. Brian was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed by both of us. I will miss his trips...Read More »
44 of 57 | Posted by: Randy and Sherry Doty - Mt Zion, IL

“Sorry about your loss. He will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family ”
45 of 57 | Posted by: Dudley and Kathy Gordon - ND

“My family sends their prayers to all of Brian's family and friends. MTZ has so many memories of Brian!! The Lewis family ”
46 of 57 | Posted by: Tracy Maskill (Lewis) - MO

“Lynette, you are in my prayers. My heart goes out to you and your kids. Love, Gail ”
47 of 57 | Posted by: Gail Lewis - Twin cities, MN

“Our family grieves the loss of a lifelong friend Brian was a very special friend and family man.Our prayers sent to Lynette,Denise & Brett. ”
48 of 57 | Posted by: Brian York - Decatur, IL

“Brian was my first friend at Mt Zion. Great guy,he will be missed by everyone who ever met him. ”
49 of 57 | Posted by: Greg Bickers - decatur, IL

“I am so sorry for the loss of Brian. He will always be remembered fondly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. May the peace of God be upon all...Read More »
50 of 57 | Posted by: Dean Sanders - Bonita Springs, FL

“My prayers go to family and friends. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you all during this time. ”
51 of 57 | Posted by: Sandra (Laney) Smith - Decatur, IL

“Lynette & family, we are so very sorry for you're loss. Brian will be greatly missed. We love you, and will be praying for your wonderful family!...Read More »
52 of 57 | Posted by: Tom & Marcie Reimche - Wahpeton, ND

“Lynette, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you and your family. I will be praying that God lifts you all and guides you down the...Read More »
53 of 57 | Posted by: Brenda Rodgers - Decatur, IL

“I will miss our Sunday morning talks... You always helped me keep things in perspective. I miss ya brother! ”
54 of 57 | Posted by: Mike Anderson - Breckenridge, MN

“Lynette and family Brian was one of my favorite people even though I had not seen him for several years I had thought about the two of you through...Read More »
55 of 57 | Posted by: Pam Lee-Carroll - Carbondale, IL

“I played a lot basketball with Brian in the mornings and worked with Brian at Cargill. I will always remember his playground hook shots or his once a...Read More »
56 of 57 | Posted by: Dean Thiel - Wahpeton

“Hagan Family: Brian made me feel welcome when I transfered to MTZ. May God be with you all during this time and always. God Bless you all! Brian...Read More »
57 of 57 | Posted by: Melody (Baker) Lenahan - Madison, NC


K. Brian Hagen, 54, Wahpeton, ND, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at his residence in Wahpeton. The Funeral Service will be Friday, 10:30 am, at the River of Life Community Church (Wahpeton Community Center) Wahpeton, ND. Visitation will be Thursday, 5 PM to 7 PM with a 7 PM Prayer Service at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton, and one hour before the service at Wahpeton Community Center. Arrangements have been entrusted with Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. Brian was born June 28, 1958, in Decatur, IL, the son of Kenith and Lorene (Tilinski) Hagen. He grew up in Mt. Zion, IL, and married Lynette Baker on July 10, 1982. He was employed by A.E. Staley Corn Milling for 15 years. In 1996 they relocated to Wahpeton, ND, and worked at Cargill. He has been employed in various positions at Cargill, currently as Maintenance Manager. Brian was an active member at the River of life Community Church, Wahpeton. Brian enjoyed many sports, but more than that, he loved his wife and children and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Brian is survived by his wife, Lynette (Baker) Hagen, Wahpeton, children: Denise N. Hagen (fiancée Jason Howard MD) Savannah, GA; Cadet Select Brett A. Hagen, Colorado Springs, CO; mother, Lorene Hagen, Decatur, IL; sister, Kim (Steve) Mayberry; father-in-law, Lynn Baker; sister-in-law, Mary (Ralf) Pansch,; nephew Shawn Brown; nieces Stacey Brown and Stefanie Pansch. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Kenith Hagen and mother-in-law, Catherine Baker.