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Published September 20, 2012, 10:31 AM

Kathleen Hagen

Born February 28, 1912, in Walcott, North Dakota, Kathleen Otterson grew up on a farm. She married Gordon Hagen upon his return from service.

After farming several years around Walcott, the couple moved to Fargo where Kathleen began her career as a seamstress working with many of the area’s leading interior designers. Her beautiful artistry was admired in residences and lake homes throughout the Fargo Moorhead area. She was especially proud of the inaugural alter and pulpit hangings created for the new Olivet Lutheran Church – many of which are still displayed.

Kathleen Hagen

Born February 28, 1912, in Walcott, North Dakota, Kathleen Otterson grew up on a farm. She married Gordon Hagen upon his return from service.

After farming several years around Walcott, the couple moved to Fargo where Kathleen began her career as a seamstress working with many of the area’s leading interior designers. Her beautiful artistry was admired in residences and lake homes throughout the Fargo Moorhead area. She was especially proud of the inaugural alter and pulpit hangings created for the new Olivet Lutheran Church – many of which are still displayed.

After Gordon passed away, Kathleen moved to Minnetonka to be closer to her son and family. She made many new friends and shared her love of sewing, baking and invention. She had remarkable strength and perseverance until her death Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Methodist Hospital hospice.

Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband Gordon,daughter Peggy, and parents Annette and Albert Akre. She is survived by her son Doug (Beret) Hagen and granddaughters Liv and Hanna, Minnetonka, MN.

Her laughing smile and cozy presence will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Memorial Service at Olivet Lutheran Church on Friday, September 28 at 2:00.

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