Archive for Wednesday, February 9, 2000

Hagerman Services

February 9, 2000

Services for Aubrey Hagerman, 78, Baldwin City, will be at 2 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral home. Burial will be in Vinland Cemetery.

Mr. Hagerman died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Baldwin Care Center.

He was born Sept. 18, 1921, the son of Clarence Alvin and Viola Kate (Nichols) Hagerman on a farm a mile east of Vinland.

He married Betty Jean Hicks on Dec. 8, 1942. She died Feb. 5, 1986. He married Ruth Mabel Hadl Heinrich on Sept. 26, 1987. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a stepson, Carl Heinrich, Baldwin City; a stepdaughter, Linda Heinrich Pritchard, Lawrence; a sister, Lila Hagerman Watkins, Baldwin City; a niece, Debra Watkins, Pensacola, Fla.; and a nephew, Wayne Jackson, Thornton, Colo.; eight stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Edith Peterson, his parents, a brother, Cecil, and a sister, Ruby Charlene Jackson. Also surviving him are his long-time partner in the farming/dairy operation, Lawrence Craig, and James Hargett, Jr., Michael Craig, and Mark Hargett who were invaluable to the partnership.

Hagerman's entire life was devoted to farming and dairying in the Vinland Community, as well as farming many acres of land in the surrounding area. As a young man he enjoyed sports, particularly basketball, and he participated in a Vinland Basketball Town Team. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he and his uncle purchased station wagons to begin the first transport of children to the Vinland schools and to athletic events.

In the last several years of his life he was not able to operate the farm equipment as he had always done due to disabling knee and hip problems. This was extremely hard for him to accept because he was not used to being indoors. To avoid being "cooped up" in the house, he would daily drive around the farming area in his pickup to view the crops and land that he so dearly loved. Regularly he would visit the Baldwin Elevator and farm machinery dealerships to be with his farming friends to talk about farming.

He was very loyal to the Vinland community and to the Vinland Fair. He provided a lot of service and use of his farm equipment in helping the community. When he no longer could be of assistance, he always saw that his farming crew was available to help out. As one of the last of his generation engaged in farming in the Vinland community, he will be sorely missed.

The family suggests memorials to the Vinland Cemetery Assn., sent in care of the funeral home.

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