Blue Earth Don W. Hagedorn was born Dec. 12, 1931, to Floyd and Vera (Farrow) Hagedorn in Pilot Grove. He grew up and attended school in the Elmore area. He eventually went to work for a Blue Earth area farmer and later worked at Arends Sale Yard and the Tafco Equipment Company.
On Jan. 6, 1951, he was united in marriage to Betty Zielske in Blue Earth. They were blessed with five children. Don enjoyed spending time with his family, and being outdoors, including mowing and fishing.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Betty; his children, Don (Tina) Hagedorn, of Elmore, Mike (Ally) Hagedorn, of Blue Earth, Gary (Jolene) Hagedorn, of Coon Rapids, Darla Petersen, of Northfield, and Todd (partner, Charlie) Hagedorn, of Burnsville. He was also blessed with thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters are also left to cherish his memory.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter; and seven brothers and sisters.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Dr. Mark F. Wilms officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Inurnment was at Riverside Cemetery. Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.