Gary L. Hagert, 44, of North Platte, Neb., died Nov. 16, 2003, at his North Platte home.
He was born Dec. 15, 1958, in Le Mars, to Virgil and Lois Harms Hagert. He grew up in Greeley, Colo., and moved to North Platte in 1976. He graduated from Mid Plains Community College with an associate's art degree in electronics.
On Feb. 18, 1978, he married Ronda Eyten in North Platte. In 1988, he worked for the Pacific Fruit Express and transferred to the Union Pacific Railroad Car Department in 1991.
Mr. Hagert was a lifetime member of the North American Fishing Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and Husker football.
Survivors include a daughter, Trisha Hagert; a son, Matthew Hagert; and step-mother, Harriet Hagert, all of North Platte, Neb.; his grandmother, Helen Harms of Le Mars; a sister and her husband, Kathy and Andy Moody of Fredericksburg, Va.; three brothers and their wives, Steve and Kathy Hagert of Claremore, Okla., David and Leslie Hagert and Tom and Sharon Hagert, all of North Platte; a grandson, Justin; several nieces, nephews, other relatives; and friend, Hubert Sorrels.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandfather, Maurice Harms; an uncle, Arnie Harms, and two nieces, Christy Moody and Osia Hagert.
Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with the Rev. R.L. Piontkowski officiating. Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (Tuesday), Wednesday and Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte.
A memorial has been established.