Kathleen Hageman July 16, 1928-Dec. 18, 2017

Kathleen Hageman

     Kathleen Hageman, age 89, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital following a brief illness.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 Thursday morning, Dec. 21, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where friends may register after 9:30. Interment will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery rural Monticello. Fr. Paul Baldwin will officiate at the services. Goettsch Funeral Home has been entrusted with Kathleen’s services. 

     Surviving are three children, Sandra (Donald) Sternhagen, Marion, Ron (Carol) Hageman, Cedar Rapids, Karen Bray, Maryville, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Betty Wilson, Hopkinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ralph; a son-in-law Carl Bray; four sisters, Viola Chapman, Lucille Seehusen, Georgene Brokens, Marie Kreeb; and two brothers, Charlie and Clarence Dempsey. 

     Kathleen Frances Dempsey was born July 16, 1928 in Castle Grove Township, Jones, County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John (Jack) and Elizabeth Jasper, Dempsey. Kathleen graduated from the Hopkinton High School. She then worked for the Hopkinton Leader and later at Kreeb’s Dry Cleaners in Dyersville. Kathleen married Ralph Hageman on Aug. 28, 1946 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Hopkinton. The couple farmed near Hopkinton and Monticello. They retired from farming in 1979 and moved to Monticello. In November of 1991 they moved to Marion, Iowa. Ralph would precede her in death on Dec. 26, 1991. Kathleen had been a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was currently a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. 

     The family would like to thank Hill Top Manor in Marion, Heritage Specialty Care and St. Luke’s Hospice for all the care, comfort and companionship given to Kathleen and her family during her time in their care.


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