ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created by his Best Friend Wally in memory of his Best Friend Neal Hagstrom. Will remember and Love him forever.
Posted by Walter Rodriguez on April 13, 2021
Those special memories of you will always make me smile, if only I could have you back, for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again, just like we used to do. You always meant so much to me and always will do too... the fact that you're no longer here, will always cause me pain, but you're forever in my heart until we meet again.
Posted by stv jns on April 8, 2021
Neal is a lovely heart. His humor and happy-song-singing always twinkled the lights in our community center. I enjoyed visiting him in his manhattan apartment after he relocated from the big island (of staten). Thank you Neal for your gifts of humor and song to our ETG Book Cafe. HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU
Posted by Keith Hagstrom on April 7, 2021
This is strange. Posting on a site made by someone who knew my brother better than I. I thank Wally for giving my brother joy that was evident in the videos that are shared. I let my brother down. We chatted sporadically, exchanging pleasantries via email. It wasn't until last year that I started to become concerned about him. He never replied. I hope he spoke fondly of me, even though it is not deserved. He collected stamps and I realize that I never sent him any from Japan. I know he would have appreciated this. Very easy to do but I never did. I don't know why? Just taking life for granted and that I would eventfully see him again. It is an extremely sad day. For the loss and for the lost time that could have been eased if not by a simple telephone call now and then. I hope I will learn from this. I lost my sister and vowed to reach out more to family. It didnt last as long as I wanted. I will try again
Posted by Rick Norman on April 6, 2021
 I'm so sad to hear this. I'm just filled with memories of Neal and I down in Southern Idaho spending summers together. Our bedroom was in a tent out in the yard. He did stuff with me he wouldn't ever do on his own, like hiking in and fishing in a mountain lake. I did stuff with him I wouldn't have ever done on my own, like ripping up front porches from old stores and houses to find coins, or showing up at Cecil Andrus' [former Id, Gov.] office in Boise and expecting him to talk with us, and guess what, he did. I've had a few contacts with Neal over the years and he spent some time with Linn and I. Neal was Unique and 1 of a kind and I'm better for knowing him. RIP my nephew, and give everyone a hug until I get there.
Posted by Matthew Foster on April 6, 2021
Neal was a great uncle. Always had a fun time hanging out with him. He will be missed.
Posted by Marie Kirk on April 6, 2021
i am so sad for your loss, I am so sorry I lost contact with Neal . He has been in my prayers and thoughts. He was a sweet man and very thoughtful to everyone. I have some wonderful memories about Keith. He called me one time just because he had talked to Phyllis that same day and he wanted to say he talked to both aunts in one day.
My hope is he is now with his mom and dad.
I am sad because I haven't talked to him in a long time. Go with God my young nephew. Love you, Aunt Marie
Posted by Theresa Burns on April 6, 2021
Neal, you will never be forgotten. I hope you are resting in peace with our loved ones.
Posted by Robert Stebbins on April 6, 2021
Neal always had a great sense of humor which reminded me of Dom DeLuise.
I recall our in-depth conversations about genealogy and politics. I'm very glad I had the privilege of knowing him. He will be missed.
Posted by Phyllis Kardos on April 6, 2021
May your soul rest in peace, nephew. Speed and joy in your new journey. Please pray for us. I love you, Aunt Phyllis
Posted by Joanne Stebbins on April 6, 2021
Thank you very very much, Wally, for creating this wonderful tribute of my brother. Neal loved New York and I know you were the most special person in his life. It is with great sadness that we were not able to connect in person before he left us. Your pictures and videos you have shared of Neal are very very much appreciated. You captured him beautifully and I am grateful for this remembrance.
Posted by Walter Rodriguez on April 4, 2021
Neal Hagstrom was my Best Friend for 11 years we met in the Apartment building we lived in New York City called The Lee. My Dear Neal Died on March 18, 2021 from Covid 19 Pneumonia i don't know that was the reason that's what they said because he had diabetes and a incompetent doctor was giving him a lot of toxic antibiotics that for sure destroyed his immune system basic science says your immune system is in you gut knowing there was a pandemic and Neal was low in Vitamin D.... but you know these Big Pharma drug pushing toxic drug doctors don't have a clue how the immune system works could have given him vitamin D and probiotics to enhance his immune system.Unfortunately,my dear friend was another victim of Big Pharma and Big Hospital that is not in the business of curing anything. And if it's not toxic drugs these License drug dealers are pushing they don't have the authority from their overlords the FDA and WHO to have the imagination to try using simple natural nutritional therapeutics why because if it cures you they will not make money or push their Agenda it's a sickness industry.
Posted by Walter Rodriguez on April 2, 2021
It Broke my Heart to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of me went with you, the day God took you home. If tears could build a stairway, and heartaches make a lane, I'll walk my way to heaven, and bring you back again. In life I loved you dearly, in death i love you still, in my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill. God speed my dear friend!
Posted by Walter Rodriguez on March 23, 2021
Neal David Hagstrom from Clark Fork, Idaho Born July 1, 1959 passed away on March 18, 2021 in New York city, He was a very good friend and enjoyed life. He enjoyed stamp collection, books and oldies music.
He loved watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune with me his best friend Wally. i will miss my best friend so much. Love you Haggy that was his nickname.

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Posted by Walter Rodriguez on April 13, 2021
Those special memories of you will always make me smile, if only I could have you back, for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again, just like we used to do. You always meant so much to me and always will do too... the fact that you're no longer here, will always cause me pain, but you're forever in my heart until we meet again.
Posted by stv jns on April 8, 2021
Neal is a lovely heart. His humor and happy-song-singing always twinkled the lights in our community center. I enjoyed visiting him in his manhattan apartment after he relocated from the big island (of staten). Thank you Neal for your gifts of humor and song to our ETG Book Cafe. HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU
Posted by Keith Hagstrom on April 7, 2021
This is strange. Posting on a site made by someone who knew my brother better than I. I thank Wally for giving my brother joy that was evident in the videos that are shared. I let my brother down. We chatted sporadically, exchanging pleasantries via email. It wasn't until last year that I started to become concerned about him. He never replied. I hope he spoke fondly of me, even though it is not deserved. He collected stamps and I realize that I never sent him any from Japan. I know he would have appreciated this. Very easy to do but I never did. I don't know why? Just taking life for granted and that I would eventfully see him again. It is an extremely sad day. For the loss and for the lost time that could have been eased if not by a simple telephone call now and then. I hope I will learn from this. I lost my sister and vowed to reach out more to family. It didnt last as long as I wanted. I will try again
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Neal Hagstrom's Obituary

Neal David Hagstrom was born on July 1, 1959 in Clark fork, Idaho to Mother Edna Louise and Father David Emanuel Hagstrom where he spent the first half of his life, he is the brother of three siblings Donna, Joanne and Keith. In the 90's, his first big city he moved to was Boise, Idaho and then from there he moved to Spokane, Washington before moving to New York City in the early 2000's. He shared that he always wanted to live in New York City. He wanted to explore and take in the city life inspired from TV and Movies. There was a story that he shared about meeting Robin Williams at a bar. He was able to laugh about it then and said that when Mr. Williams spoke to him, he was so star struck- he wasn't able to respond. He felt so embarrassed and walked away. He was a highly intelligent individual with a kind and giving heart, along with a Great singing voice! Neal was a Vivid stamp collector, a fan of Max Brand books where he had a collection of his works in his home, a fan of oldies music,had a great interest in cooking he used to work in a kitchen as a cook for some years. And loved watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, Especially with his Friend Walter. On 4:42 am March 18th, 2021  at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, New York Neal was neglected and passed away. Neal was a wonderful person to know while living at The Lee apartment in the Lower east side where he met his Best Friend Walter, although he is on a new journey into the afterlife, he will be sorely missed and never forgotten. God speed my Dear Friend!
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Shared by Walter Rodriguez on April 11, 2021
Me and Neal would spend hours watching what's my line. He loved this show!
Shared by Keith Hagstrom on April 7, 2021
This is strange. Posting on a site made by someone who knew my brother better than I.  I thank Wally for giving my brother  joy that was evident in the videos that are shared. I let my brother down. We chatted sporadically, exchanging pleasantries via email. It wasn't until last year that I started to become concerned about him.  He never replied. I hope he spoke fondly of me, even though it is not deserved. He collected stamps and I realize that I never sent him any from Japan. I know he would have appreciated this. Very easy to do but I never did. I don't know why?  Just taking life for granted and that I would eventfully see him again. It is an extremely sad day. For the loss and for the lost time that could have been eased if not by a simple telephone call now and then. I hope I will learn from this. I lost my sister and vowed to reach out more to family. It didnt last as long as I wanted.  I will try again