Glenn Hagen, 89, of Webster died Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be 2pm Friday, June 23, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster. Military inurnment will be at the Roslyn Cemetery near Roslyn.
Memorial visitation will be 5-7pm Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the funeral home.
Glenn Durwood Hagen was born June 4, 1933, in Grenville Township, Day County, South Dakota to Edward Christopher and Geoline Benson Hagen. He was baptized and confirmed at Roslyn Lutheran Church.
He attended Grenville District 169 country school and graduated from Webster High School in 1951.
In 1954, he joined the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Knox, Kentucky, then served 18 months at Fort Kobe, Canal Zone, Panama.
After his discharge, he married Joy Terveen in April 1956 in Raymond, South Dakota.
The couple farmed on the Hagen homestead in Grenville township. He was a dairy farmer for 32 years and worked part time at Peterson & Hay as an electrician and plumber. He retired from his dairy operation in 1988 and then worked part-time in Webster for Dakotah Industries, Day County Sales and Service (John Deere), Loiseau Construction, and drove buses for Webster and Roslyn with Harlow School Bus.
Glenn volunteered with several organizations in the community, including serving on the boards of directors for the Day County Farmers Home Administration, Community Oil Company, and the Museum of Wildlife, Science, and Industry. He was a township treasurer, and served on numerous boards and committees at Roslyn Lutheran Church and at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster. He was named Outstanding Young Farmer for Day County in 1966.
He and Joy hosted youth exchange students and church partners from India, Costa Rica, Chile, Australia, and Nigeria, and opened their home as a Bed & Breakfast for more than 25 years.
Over the years, they traveled to Australia, Germany, Norway, Guatemala, Costa Rica and many locations across North America.
In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and restoring antique tractors.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patricia Ann; two brothers, Paul and Dale; and two sisters, Mildred Lee and Eileen “Connie” Marquette.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Sheri Evenson of Sioux Falls; one son, Kevin Hagen of Valparaiso, Indiana; daughter-in-law Veronica Hagen of Valparaiso; son-in-law Kirk Evenson of Sioux Falls; three grandsons, Kaleb Hagen of Valparaiso; Luke and Seth Poore of Roanoke, Virginia; one granddaughter Katelyn Hagen of Valparaiso; sister-in-law Julia Hagen of Indianola, Iowa, and two step-grandsons, Matt Evenson of Sioux Falls and Sam Evenson of Burlington, Vermont.