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Eleanor E. Hagen, 94

May 5, 2019

Eleanor Hagen

(Formerly of Blue Earth) Eleanor E. Hagen (nee Eder), age 94, of Chaska, the daughter of William C. Eder and Elsie (Domes) Eder, passed away on April 23, 2019 after succumbing to complications surrounding her courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, John Paul Hagen (1982). Eleanor is survived by her children, Peter of Salem, Connecticut, William of Minneapolis, Christopher of Brooklyn Center, and Martha Radick (John) of Victoria; grandchildren, Natalie Hagen, Sean Hagen, Caitlin Tvrdik (Drew), Joshua Radick, Brian Radick and Logan Radick.

Eleanor was born April 9, 1925 in Blue Earth, and graduated from high school there in 1943. Eleanor worked for over 30 years in the travel industry, starting with Northwest Airlines from 1947 to 1956, and later worked at travel agencies as both Travel Counselor and Agency Manager in Minneapolis (1970-1986) and Sun City, Arizona (1987-2003).

Eleanor lived in Plymouth, with her husband from 1961 to 1987 where she was involved in local politics, including serving as an officer for the first Plymouth Republican Woman’s Club in 1969, attending the National Republican Women’s Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C.

Eleanor was a world traveler visiting over 50 countries. She enjoyed gardening and growing roses, playing bridge and driving fast.

Eleanor was a long-standing member at Oak Knoll Lutheran Church starting in 1964 where she was as active in Altar Guild for many years. In her later years, she was a member of and enjoyed attending Mount Olivet Lutheran Church.

A Visitation was held for Eleanor on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Huber Funeral Home, Eden Prairie.

The Funeral Service will be held at the West Campus of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, located at 7150 Rolling Acres Rd., Victoria, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 with a dessert reception to follow. Interment to follow at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Minnesota-Dakota Alzheimer’s Association. www.alz.org/mnnd/donate.