Dr. Jerome P. HagerDr. Jerome P. Hager, 89, Coon Valley, WI, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 in The VA Medical Center of Tomah, WI.
Jerome P. Hager, M.D. Ph.D. was born July 15, 1923, the youngest of 7 children, to Martin A. and Nekoline Hager in Northgate, N.D. First and foremost, he was an accomplished trombonist, his mother allowed “Jerry” his Saturday night “Jerinites” dance band gigs only if he sang every Sunday at United Lutheran Church where he was confirmed. In 1941 he graduated from Central High School with dreams of medical school.