Eugene “Gene” R. Hagedorn, age 79, of Plover, passed away Thursday morning, April 1, 2021, at Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital with his loving wife at his side. Gene was born Oct. 7, 1941, in Merrill. He was the son of the late Theodore, Sr. and Agnes (Reinke) Hagedorn.
Gene served in the Army National Guard from 1960-67. He was called to active duty and stationed in Seattle, Wash., during the Berlin Crisis. He was honorably discharged on May 31, 1967. His marriage to Sharon Pike took place on April 19, 1969, in Gleason. His wife Sharon survives. Gene worked for Consolidated Papers Biron Division, later Stora Enso North American Division, retiring after 38 years in October 2003.
Eugene was a member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Plover. Gene enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and camping at Shell Lake Campground. He also enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, building birdhouses for the backyard and pedestals for his wife’s indoor plants. He loved playing cards, gardening, bowling and trying his luck at the casino. Gene was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #584 of Merrill, and attended many national bowling tournaments.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of Plover; his brother, Ted (Mary) Hagedorn Jr. of Wisconsin Rapids; a sister, Beverly (Matthew) Callahan of South Venice, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no public services at this time. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com The Pisarski Community Funeral Home of Plover is honored to be serving the family.
Gene’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital for their care given to Gene and especially Pastor Leah for her spiritual support.