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Clara Hagedorn

Friday, April 4, 2008

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Hagedorn, 93, of Royal, will be held today at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2008, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Royal. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service.

There will be no visitation.

Interment will take place at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal.

Clara passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, at Longhouse Residence of Spencer.

Clara L. Hagedorn, the daughter of John and Pearl (Sylvester) Gilmore, was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Sioux Rapids. She received her early education and graduated from the Rossie High School. Clara continued her education at Mankato State and later graduated from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake.

Clara married Donald G. Hagedorn on March 5, 1937, in Royal. Following their marriage, they made their home on a farm near Royal. For 45 years, Clara taught the fourth grade in Royal. She was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal where she taught Sunday School. She was also active in the N.E.A. and the I.S.E.A.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald on Aug. 23, 1966; one brother, Dean Gilmore; and two sisters: Thelma Dumkrieger and Beulah McKibben.

Clara is survived by her daughter, Joan Stabe and her husband, Ken of Granite Bay, Calif.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Arlo Gilmore of Sioux Rapids.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.