- 82 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 18, 1932
- Date of passing: Dec 14, 2014
|Let the memory of Bernard be with us forever|
Bernard Hagedorn, 82, of West Point died December 14, 2014 at West Point Living Center. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:30am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Charles with Fr. Gerald Gonderinger as celebrant. Wake service Wednesday at 7:00pm at the church. Visitation 9:00am - 4:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home and continuing at 5:00pm at St Anthony’s. Burial with military honors at St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Cemetery Fund.
Bernard William Hagedorn was born January 18, 1932, in West Point to Anton and Mary (Batenhorst) Hagedorn. He grew up in the St. Charles area, attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School and graduated from Guardian Angels in 1950. Bernard served in the U.S. Army from January 1953 until November 1954 and was stationed in Korea. On November 16, 1957, Bernard married Roberta Diekemper at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. Ben worked at the alfalfa mill for several years and then in 1994, he retired from NE Farmers Coop after 30 years of service. He and Roberta moved to West Point in 1994 and in 2013 Ben moved to West Point Living Center.
He was a member of St. Anthony’s parish and Holy Name Society, V.F.W. and the West Point Sportsman Club. He enjoyed work and family.
Survivors include wife Roberta; children Doris (Ron) Guenther of Bancroft, Alice (James) Heimann of West Point, Patty (Dennis) Wright, Sr. of Kearney, Connie (Mike) Eilerts of West Point, Glenn of West Point, Tom (Nikki) of West Point, and Tim (Jessica) of West Point; brother Leonard (Geraldine) of West Point; sister Agnes (Jerome) Throener of Omaha; sister-in-law Elizabeth Hagedorn of West Point; 22 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Raymond.
Stokely Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
"My uncle was a soft hearted, loving, gentle soul. Always carried his smile with him and never had a bad word to say about anyone. May his laughter now reside in heaven with Tony and Mamie by his side.
Love you uncle Ben . You will be missed."
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