Velma C. Hageman, 97, Buffalo

Velma C. Hageman, 97,  Buffalo, Minn.,  formerly of Monticello, Minn., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Parkview Care Center, Buffalo.
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m., at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Monticello. Visitation was one hour prior to Mass at the church.  Interment was at St. Henry’s Cemetery, Monticello.
Velma was born Nov. 12, 1915 in Argyle, Minn., the daughter of Louis and Amanda (Clark) Haupt. She grew up in Stephen Minn. and graduated from high school in 1933. Velma took teachers training and taught 1st thru 8th grade in a rural one-room school in Fork Township, Minn.
She married Raymond Hageman on Aug. 15, 1940. Velma enjoyed vegetable gardening, growing a variety of fruit trees and raising chickens to support her family. In 1962 Velma became a single parent. She took office training and was employed at Fingerhut in St. Cloud, retiring in 1980.
She always had the welfare of her children/family as a top priority in her life. Velma moved to Monticello in 1981 to be closer to several of her children. She was a dedicated member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church for over 30 years, volunteering at daycare, funeral luncheons and preparing bulletins, etc. She lived independently at 218 W. River St. for over 25 years during which time she crocheted afghans for all of her children and grandchildren. She moved to Parkview Care Center in Buffalo March of 2012.
Velma is survived by sons, Robert (Colleen) Hageman, Buffalo; Ken (Joanie) Hageman and Tom Hageman, both of Monticello; Paul Hageman, Grand Forks, N.D.; daughters, Mary White, Las Vegas, Nev.; Susan (Butch) Ickler, Plymouth, Minn.; Donna (Willard) Sabrowsky, Albany, Minn.; Cathy (Frank) Heger, Owosso, Mich.; 27 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and brother Steve Haupt, Manassas, Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Carol Schleif; brothers, Hubert Haupt, Joe Haupt, Leo Haupt; sisters, Verda Wirth, Adeline Sang; and grandson Christopher Sabrowsky.