Raymond A. Hageman, 93, was called to his eternal rest on Saturday morning, Nov. 25, 2017 at his home in St. James.

Raymond A. Hageman, 93, was called to his eternal rest on Saturday morning, Nov. 25, 2017 at his home in St. James. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at First Lutheran Church, St. James, Minnesota with  Bob Stover  and Gwen Hermanson both Interim Pastors officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the Church in St. James Burial will be in Sherburn Cemetery in Sherburn, Minnesota with Military Honors by the Thomas P. Saxton American Legion Post #356 of Sherburn and the Sherburn Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8261. Messages of Sympathy may be sent to the family on line at www.kramerfuneralhome.com
Raymond Arlo Hageman was born on May 5, 1924 to John and Mary (Stolk) Hageman in Martin County, rural Sherburn.  He was baptized and later confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Trimont.  Raymond received his education in Trimont Schools.  He was united in marriage to Glennis Winkelman on April 19, 1942 and lived in Sherburn, Trimont, St. James, Pine and Pipestone, Minn. areas.  Raymond enlisted in the United States Army on Jan. 26, 1945 and served in Asiatic Pacific and then the Japan Occupational Services.  He was honorable discharged on Oct. 28, 1946.  He was employed at the Triumph Block and Silo until being employed for Midland Electrical Construction for 27 years.  He later farmed in the area until retiring in 1987.  They made their home in St. James.  Glennis died on Oct. 27, 2007.  Raymond was a member of First Lutheran Church in St. James, I.B.E.W. #160, life member of St. James V.F.W. and St. James American Legion, member of Thomas P. Saxton American Legion Post #356 of Sherburn and the Sherburn V.F.W. Post #8261. He greatly enjoyed collecting miniature horses and making fancy harnesses, working in his garden or going fishing.
He is survived by his daughter, Julia Grieger of Inver Grove Heights; two grandsons, Jeffery Dean Olson (Deb), of Minneapolis and Daniel Scott Olson (Barbara), of Green Isle; great-granddaughters: Suzanne Olson of Richfield, and Amanda Arndt (Jeff) of Ham Lake;  two great-granddaughter: Julia Arndt and Addison Arndt both of Ham Lake; special friends: Sue Wieland, Del Koch and Becky Sandmeyer and Kathy Rathman and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, wife, Glennis Hageman; two sisters, two brother and father and mother-in-law and other relatives.