Caroline Hagemann, age 89, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, S.D. A public visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. with family present at the Walter Funeral Home in Marion. A private family service was held Monday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church.
Caroline Charlotte Riedel was born on Dec. 7, 1930 to Emil and Caroline (Lena) Riedel in Ramona, S.D. Caroline graduated from Madison Central High School in 1948. She married Harvey Hagemann on June 1, 1949 at St. John’s Lutheran in Ramona. Harvey and Caroline farmed near Ramona for 17 years. During this time, Caroline was a rural country school teacher, as well as a police matron with the police radio. In 1979, Harvey and Caroline moved to Marion, where she worked for 20 years as a chiropractic assistant for the Edward Tieszen Clinic as well as a laundry assistant at the Tieszen Memorial Home.
Caroline was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with family, playing games, reading, and crocheting.
She is survived by her children, JoLynn LaPorte of Marion, Robert Hagemann of Parker, S.D., Jill (Larry) Hopf of Marion and Cheryl Duerksen of Marion; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Myrle Sederstrom, of Ramona.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey and son Michael.