Eileen Hagen, 94, of Williston, N.D., formerly of Arnegard, N.D., passed away at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Center, Friday, July 1, 2016.
Eileen L. Hagen was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Akron, Ohio, to Walter and Grace (Pecher) Gleghorn. She was raised in Akron and graduated from South High School.
Eileen worked at Goodyear Aircraft as a riveter on airplanes during World War II. After the war she worked at Sun Rubber Company. While working in Akron she met a bricklayer from North Dakota named Arnold Hagen.
Arnold and Eileen were married on July 15, 1948, in Sidney, Mont. They made their home on the Hagen Ranch in Redwing Township south of Arnegard where they raised three children.
Eileen was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church until the church merged with Wilmington Lutheran and her membership was transferred. She served as past President of the Zoar Ladies Aide and was a Sunday School teacher. She served several years as the Clerk for Redwing Township.
Eileen’s favorite pastime was playing pinochle with the neighborhood ladies. She also loved to bake and always had homemade goodies in case company stopped by. She was known by many for her delicious gingersnap cookies. Eileen enjoyed sewing as well as all types of crafts including crochet, bead work and needle point. She also enjoyed gardening and planting flowers around her house.
Eileen moved to an apartment in Williston, in June of 2009. In Dec. of 2012, she moved into the Bethel Nursing Home where she resided until her death.
Eileen is survived by two sons, David Hagen of Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Dale (Karen) Hagen of Arnegard, N.D.; one daughter, Janice (Ron) Swenson of Williston, N.D. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Joshua (Lacey) Hagen and their children, Ellery and Lillian of Fargo, N.D.; Zachary (Cassie) Hagen and their children, Jewelia, Lorelai, Emmalin and Joseph of Fargo, N.D.; Megan Swenson of Fargo, N.D. and Ryan Swenson and his daughter, Rylee of Casper, Wyo. She is also survived by two brothers, David Gleghorn and Dick Gleghorn both of Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold in 2000; her parents; one brother, Tom; and three sisters, Marie, Helen and Jean. Also several in-laws and neighborhood close friends.
Friends called at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Williston on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and at the church in Arnegard on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, one hour prior to services.
Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at the Wilmington Lutheran Church in Arnegard, N.D., Pastor Dan Paulson officiated and interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Williston, N.D. A family service open to the public was held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel in Williston.
Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston is assisting the family. Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com