Chester Earl Hagen, Jr.
(Photo from the 1959 Waukegan High School yearbook)

Chester Earl Hagen, Jr. gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. August 8, 1941 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
M. Navy Veteran, served during the Bay of Pigs, earned Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
D. February 19, 2005 in Elgin, Kane County, IL
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According to the Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Thursday, February 25, 1971, page 5:


   LEWIS, WASH. (AHTN-C) Feb. 8 – Army Private Terrance A. Hagen, whose mother, Mrs. Margaret E. Hagen, lives at 1102 West St., Spring Grove, Ill., recently completed eight weeks of basic training at the U.S. Army Training Center, Infantry, Ft. Lewis, Wash.
   He received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, combat tactics, military courtesy, military justice, fist aid, and army history and traditions.
   Pvt. Hage (sic), whose wife, Wendy, lives at 700 E. McKinley, Mundelein, Ill., attended Grant Community High School, Fox Lake.” 

Additional Information:

According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Round Lake Beach Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Golfview Dr, the household members were: 

“Chester E Hagen, head, age 31, never married (sic), born in Minnesota, Occupation: Bus Driver – School Bus; Margaret E Wife, age 34, age 34, never married (sic), born in Illinois; Chester E Hagen Jr, son, age 8, never married, born in Illinois; Kenneth G Hagen, son, age 5, never married, born in Illinois; William E McCanleee, father-in-law, age 65, widowed, born in Kansas, Was he living in this same house a year ago?: Yes, What country were his father and mother born in?: U.S, What is the highest grade of school that he has attended?: S11, Did he finish this grade?: Yes, Las year, in how many weeks did this person do any work at all?: None, Last year how much money did he receive from interest, dividends, veteran’s allowances, pension, rents, or other income?: $161”

According to the Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake IL) February 23, 2005:

Chester E. Hagen Jr.
   ELGIN – Chester E. Hagen Jr., 63, of Elgin, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.
   He was born Aug. 8, 1941, in Chicago, to Chester E. and Margaret E. (McCanless) Hagen.
   He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the “Bay of Pigs,” earning the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
   He was an avid golfer and boater, and loved sports cars.
   Survivors include two children, Ryan Hagen of Lincolnshire and Josh (Sarah) Hagen of Genoa City, Wis.; six nieces and nephews, Kevin Hagen of Roscoe, Kerry (Barbara) Hagen of Spring Grove, Babette (Patrick) Molidor of Spring Grove, Christopher (Cheryl) Hagen of Algonquin, Heather Hansen-Hagen of Fox River Grove and Steven Hagen of Algonquin; a brother, Terry (Kathie) Hagen of Algonquin; and his former wife, Kathy Struck of Johnsburg.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ken Hagen.
   Friends of the family may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Strang Funeral Home, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.
   The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be in Fort Hill Cemetery in Round Lake.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for presentation to the Kellogg Cancer Clinic.
   For information, call the funeral home at (847) 223-8122.”