John H. Hagert, 41, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at his home in Remsen after a courageous battle with cancer.
John H. Hagert was born Oct. 19, 1963, at Le Mars, the son of Harold and Marie (Block) Hagert
He was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School from which he graduated in 1982. He then attended Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, graduating in 1985 with a degree in auto mechanics and truck and diesel. He was employed at the Remsen Co-Op Elevator from the age of 15 until 1986.
In March of 1986 he began his employment with Wells' Dairy Inc. in Le Mars, and was employed there until August 2004 when he had to quit because of health reasons.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing and riding his motorcycle. He also participated in the Remsen Demolition Derby for over 20 years and was an avid NASCAR race fan. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen.
Survivors include his parents, Harold and Marie Hagert of Remsen; one brother, Ron and his wife, Tammie of Remsen; four sisters, Theresa and her husband, Bob Geary of Elk Point, S.D., Mary and her husband. Gary Schwebach of Remsen, Anna and her husband. Craig Siedlik of Omaha, Neb., and Patty Hagert of Sioux City; and 12 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. today (Monday), at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be Ron Hagert, Keith Arens, Herb Miller, Mike Schorg, Tyler Schorg and Roger Sudtelgte.