Donald W. Hagen, 77

Donald W. “Lefty” Hagen, 77, of Hartford, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls surrounded by his loving family.

Don was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Hartford to Jacob and Loretta (nee Gehl) Hagen. He was united in marriage to Donna Mae Berschneider on Aug. 16, 1957.

Don was baptized to the Lord on Jan. 27, 1935, and confirmed in May of 1964. He served his country in the Army from 1956 to 1962 and served with the 32nd Division during the Berlin Crisis. Don worked for Harnischfeger Corporation (P&H) for 43 years, and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Don dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and will be deeply missed.

Don is survived by his wife Donna; children Pamela Bisek, Sharon (Daniel) Licht, Sandra (Randall) Abbott and Brian Hagen; grandchildren Katrina (Matt) Lipman, Krista (Nathan) Rusch, Nicole (Michael) Peters, Courtney Hagen (special friend Jake), Ryan Abbott, Molly Hagen (special friend Dan), Brandon Grudzinski (special friend Jasmine), Kyle Bisek, Hailey Hagen (special friend Grant), Alex Hagen; great-grandchildren Alana, Ava, Finley, Aubrey, and Blake; his sisters Mary Jean Pankratz, Phyllis Ribbons, and Joan (Donald) Kastenholtz; and his sisters-in-law Gloria Hagen, Luella Hagen, Karen Hagen and Beverly Hagen. He is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Loretta Hagen, his sonin-law Joseph Bisek, his inlaws Raymond and Bernice Berschneider, brothers Robert, James, Thomas and Howard Hagen, and his brothers-in-law Robert Pankratz and John Ribbons.

A funeral service for Don will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford with the Rev. Aaron Steinbrenner officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. at the church.

Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Peace Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is serving the family. (262) 673-9500 or