August 7, 1954 – September 3, 2012
Charles Elmer Hagen, age 58, of 229-13th Street, died September 3, 2012, from injuries of a car-train collision, east of Boone.
His body has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be Friday, September 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Open Bible Church with Rev. Phil Waldo officiating.
Charles was born in Ames on August 7, 1954, the son of Charles and Shirley (Opperman) Hagen.
He attended Nevada High School in Nevada and enlisted with the United States Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam War.
In earlier years, Charles was foundry foreman at Quinn Machine and Foundry in Boone.
He later worked as a concrete finisher and most recently worked as a cook at Iowa State University.
Charles was a member of the Boone Fellowship Association, the Boone Group, and in earlier years, a member of the Boone Jaycees.
He enjoyed being on the computer, building wooden model airplanes, working on his motorcycle, watching movies, and keeping up on current affairs.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Marissa Hagen, and a brother James Hagen.
He is survived by a son Kenneth Hagen of Boone; two daughters: Kira Cheville and Lindsey Cheville, both of Boone; two brothers William Caughey and wife Kristen of El Dorado, Kansas, and Rick Hagen and wife Suk of Cary, North Carolina; three sisters: LeeAnn Webb and husband Patrick of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jeanette Hedlund and husband Jeffrey, and Barbara O’Donnell and husband Philip, all of Nevada; two grandchildren: Ashton Charles Hagen of Eagle Grove, and Autumn Jean Little of Boone; and his best friends and former wives, Connie Little and Sara Cheville, both of Boone.
Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.
Visitation continues Friday at the Open Bible Church from 10 a.m. until service time.
In memory of Charles, memorials may be directed to the family.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com