Alice J. Hagen

Alice J. Hagen, 85, of Brooklyn Park and formerly of Alexandria, died September 7, 2011 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge. 

Alice Jeanette Hagen was born Feb. 28, 1926 in Miltona, Minn. to Hjelmer and Delia (Pilgren) Olson. She grew up and attended school in the Miltona area. In 1945, she married Clarence Hagen and they made their home in Alexandria. Alice and Clarence raised their two children, John and Kathy, in Alexandria. Alice worked at Knute Nelson for many years.  She remained in Alexandria until five years ago, when she moved to the Minneapolis area. She made her home at Waterford Manner in Brooklyn Park until very recently being cared for at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge.

Alice was a very courageous woman with phenomenal will power.  She was a social person, an avid card player, and enjoyed being with people and making friends. Her family was the light of her life and she had a very strong faith which she passed on to her children. Alice had a great sense of humor and she loved to laugh.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son, John (Nancy) Hagen of Woodbury; daughter, Kathy Hagen of Plymouth; sister, Connie (Bob) Kruse of Minneapolis; granddaughter, Ashley (Joel) Callison and their son Aaden of Plymouth; by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence; by her sister, Myrtle Hansen, and by brothers, Emmett, Lawrence, and Vernon “Sonny” Olson, and Clifton Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12 at St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Minnetonka with Pastor Gwin Pratt officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Alexandria. Arrangements were with Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel.