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Published October 02, 2013, 12:00 AM

Hedy Nagel

Hedy passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo at the age of 55, surrounded by her loving family. She was diagnosed in April of this year with cancer and fought a courageous battle for the past 5 months.

Hedy Svaleson was born on October 11, 1957, the daughter of Alvin and Dagny (Forde) Svaleson in Hillsboro. She grew up in Hillsboro, graduated from Hillsboro High School and later from Valley City State College. Hedy returned to Hillsboro and was united in marriage to Mel Nagel on December 8, 1984 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. They made their home in Hillsboro where she worked as gaming manager for the Hillsboro Economic Development for nearly 20 years.

Hedy Nagel

Hedy passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo at the age of 55, surrounded by her loving family. She was diagnosed in April of this year with cancer and fought a courageous battle for the past 5 months.

Hedy Svaleson was born on October 11, 1957, the daughter of Alvin and Dagny (Forde) Svaleson in Hillsboro. She grew up in Hillsboro, graduated from Hillsboro High School and later from Valley City State College. Hedy returned to Hillsboro and was united in marriage to Mel Nagel on December 8, 1984 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. They made their home in Hillsboro where she worked as gaming manager for the Hillsboro Economic Development for nearly 20 years.

The most important things to Hedy revolved around her family. She loved attending and cheerleading Dustin and Kelsey’s sporting events. She also loved to travel, especially her family’s recent trip to Mexico, as well as shopping, street fairs, antiquing, and thrift stores. Hedy was very spontaneous and always looking for her next adventure. Everyone knew Hedy for her spunky and caring attitude and how she always looked for the good in everyone she met and knew.

Hedy is survived by her husband, Mel of Hillsboro; her son, Dustin (Lindsey) Nagel of Hillsboro; and her daughter, Kelsey of Fargo. Also surviving are her sisters, DeAnn Baker of Glendale, AZ; Roxanne (Rick) Sawyer of Pine River, MN; and Karen Dygert of Fargo. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Dwight.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Roger Maris Cancer Center.

VISITATION: 6- 7:30 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Thursday

PRAYER SERVICE: 7:30 Wednesday in the church

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro

BURIAL: Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome

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