Mary Catharine Jaminet was born April 5, 1920, on a farm near Marcus, the daughter of John and Catharine (Ryan) Jaminet. She attended country school near her home and later graduated from Remsen St. Mary's High School.
On Oct. 20, 1942, Mary and Robert C. Hagey were united in marriage at Neosho, Mo.
During World War II, Mary worked as "Rosie the Riveter" in Illinois. At the conclusion of the war the couple made their home in Marcus.
In early years Mary was a homemaker and stayed at home with her family until they were raised. Later in life she took a position with Cherokee Mental Health. Mary worked there for 13 years before retiring.
Robert died June 21, 2000.
Mary was a member Holy Name Catholic Church, St. Ann's Guild and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
During their retirement years, Mary and Robert spent 13 winters in Phoenix, Arizona. Most of all, she enjoyed family gatherings and being active in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children, Grant Hagey of Marcus, Diane Froiland of Brookings, S.D., and Debra Ebert and her husband, Conrad of Marcus; a daughter-in-law, Debra Hagey of Remsen; seven grandchildren, Holly Raymond and her husband, Paul of Chicago, Ill., Mike Hagey of Remsen, Jessica Hagey of Phoenix, Ariz., Justin and Erick Froiland of Brookings, S.D., and Danielle and Alex Ebert of Marcus; a great-grandson, Sullivan Raymond of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Florence Lathrum of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother and his wife, Robert and Shirley Jaminet of Remsen; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; a son, Steve Hagey; a son-in-law, Rick Froiland; a sister, Rose Schmidt; and brothers, Ray, Harold, Loren, Francis and Ed Jaminet.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Rev. Eugene Murray will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. and a scriptural prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Thursday.
Memories, stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.