Gene Donald Hagenow, 67

Gene Donald Hagenow, 67, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Gene was born on Oct. 11, 1943, in Manitowoc to Ludwig and Dorothy (nee Deprey) Hagenow. He was born and raised in the Mishicot area. After high school he married Mary Ann (nee Haupt) on Aug. 15, 1964, and began his family in Sheboygan. Gene also served in the U.S. Army. Upon returning home, he was the owner/operator of grocery stores in Sheboygan and the Piggly Wiggly store in Menomonee Falls. After Mary Ann passed away in 2000, he married Marlene (nee Butzke) on April 17, 2004, at Davidís Star Evangelical Lutheran Church and lived in Jackson. Gene enjoyed traveling, working in the yard, spending time with his family Ė especially his grandchildren.

Gene is survived by his wife, Marlene; sons, Brian (Jaclyn) of Sussex and Todd (Amy) of West Bend; stepdaughters, Deborah (Kevin) Liesener of Cedarburg and Cari (Dale) Behm of Cedarburg; step-son, Daniel Butzke of Jackson; grandchildren, Brandon, Samantha, Natalie, Landon and Blake; eight step-grandchildren and a step-great-granddaughter; brothers, Richard of Green Bay, Dennis (Judy) of Two Rivers, Wayne (Roxanne) of Green Bay and Lee (Jody) of Manitowoc. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Bobby; wife, Mary Ann; and son, Jeffrey.

A funeral service for Gene will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at Davids Star Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2750 Davidís Star Dr., Jackson. Interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be at the church only on Friday, June 24, from 4 p.m. until time of service.

Memorials are appreciated to Davidís Star Evangelical Lutheran Church or Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.