CHESTER EARL HAGEN, JR.

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:

“TERRANCE A. HAGEN

   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 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.”