Scott David Hagen

Oct. 5, 1955 – Aug. 27, 2013

Scott David Hagen, 57, of Debary, Fla., is now at peace after a lengthy illness. He passed away Aug. 27, 2013, at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla., from complications following a bone marrow transplant. Hagen was born in Oconomowoc on Oct. 5, 1955. After high school, he moved to Milwaukee and graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in pastry and baking. He began a long and prestigious career as pastry chef at some of the most celebrated and renowned hotels in New York City and Washington, D.C. His long list of accomplishments in his field included being the executive pastry chef at the Waldorf Astoria, the Helmsley Palace in New York, and numerous hotels in the Westin Hotel chain. Over the years, Scott baked signature cakes for many famous people including President Ronald Reagan, Lee Iacocca, and George Steinbrenner to name a few. As the pastry chef at Ronnie’s in Orlando, Hagen became legendary for his fruitcake. Prior to his illness he was Executive Pastry Chef at The Country Club of Orlando.

Scott was known for his quick wit and kind heart.

He lived his life his way. He loved biking and boating on the St. John’s River. He will be missed by family and friends from every walk of life including colleagues and members of various organizations. Hagen is survived by his wife, Michel Reed, Debary, Fla.; son, Vincent Hagen, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter, Tiffany (Anthony) Sherrill; grandchildren, Madelyn Rose and Tyler, Longwood, Fla.; mother, Marlene Jarvela Hagen, Debary, Fla.; brother, Terry (Robin) Hagen, Oconomowoc; sister, Doreen (Randy) Arndorfer and nephew Danny, Sullivan.

Hagen was preceded in death by his father, David Hagen. The family will hold a private memorial at a later time.