May 23, 2013


Roger Hagedorn, 75, of Manning, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning after a brave fight with cancer.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning, with the Rev. Jonathon Conner officiating.

Music will be "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace" by congregation, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" by the Rev. Conner, vocalist and Susan Lamb, organist.

Casket bearers will be grandchildren Matt Weitl, Mandi (Ryan) Sandage, Billy (Kayla Dammann) Weitl, Joe (Shannon) Barsby, Elliott (Haylee Barnard) Barsby, Maci Meier,

Nathan Hagedorn, Madison Hagedorn, Caleb Benna and Sarah Benna. Honorary casket bearers will be great-grandchildren Linkin Weitl, Mya Sandage, Skyler Sandage, Ryder Barsby, Kyah Weitl and Jadyn Weitl.

Burial will be at Manning Cemetery in Manning.

Roger Chris, son of Lewis and Marie (Ehrichs) Hagedorn, was born Oct. 7, 1937, near Aspinwall, in Crawford County, Iowa. He attended rural school near his home and then completed his education in Manning, graduating with the Class of 1956. After graduation Roger worked as a farm hand for a couple of years.

On Sept. 11, 1960, Roger married Deanna June Petersen in Audubon. That same year he started working for J&S Feed Service in Manning. Roger and Deanna were parents of four children and made their home in Manning. After 28 years with J&S Feed Service, Roger started working as a custodian and bus driver for the Manning Community School District. He retired from there in 2007. After he retired, Roger worked part time as a custodian at the Manning Post Office until his health started to decline.

Roger was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning and was a lifelong member. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, fishing and being with his family. He especially enjoyed attending activities of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In October 2012, Roger was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Roger is survived by his wife Deanna Hagedorn of Manning; four children, Shona (Bill) Weitl of Manning; Shelli (Bob) Barsby of Manning; Troy (Monica) Hagedorn of Audubon and Tonya (Keith) Benna of Ida Grove; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Robert Hagedorn of Manning and Raymond (Norma) Hagedorn of Manning; sister Mary Ann (Chris) Brandt of Aspinwall; sister-in-law Roma Murray of Audubon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents; parents-in-law Chuck and Mabel Petersen; brother-in-law Merlon Murray; brother-in-law Don Petersen and wife Norma; and sister-in-law Carol Hagedorn.