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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • OBITUARY: Selma Hageman

  • Selma B. Hageman died on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the at of 98 years at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, Minn.


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  • Selma B. Hageman died on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the at of 98 years at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, Minn. Visitation will be on Monday, April 16, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield and will continue on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield with burial at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.
    Selma Bertha Hageman was born February 21, 1914 the daughter of John and Bertha (Hardtke) Gatzlaff in Stately Township. She attended country school District 61 and Springfield Public Schools.  On May 4, 1939 Selma was united in marriage to Lester Hageman at Christ Lutheran Church in Stately Township. The couple farmed in Stately Township until retiring and moving to Springfield in 1975. Selma was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church where she was the church organist and was a current member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was involved in the West Stately Extension Club, Christ Lutheran Church Ladies Aide, Rebekka Circle and WELCA at St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. John Lutheran Home Auxiliary and Springfield Hospital Auxiliary. Selma enjoyed embroidering, counting cross stitch, gardening, sewing for missions and caring for the family.
    Selma is survived by her children, Margaret (Leonard "Skip") Berberich of Comfrey, Karen (Jerry) Stanley of Shawnee, Kans., Karol Schachtele of Burnsville; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; Tammy (Jimmy) Jones and their daughter – Cacey of Andover, Timothy (Lynne) Berberich and their daughters – Amanda, Shayna and Sarah of Sioux Falls, S.D., Thomas (Michele) Berberich and their sons – Brett and Jason of Morgan, Scott (Jaime) Stanley of S. St. Paul, Jennifer (Alan) Singer and their twins –Felix and  Annabelle of Whitefish Bay Wisc., Jonathan (Kimberly) Schachtele and their children – Connor, Camille, and Caryle of Farmington; twin brother, Norman Gatzlaff of Springfield and many nieces and nephews.
    She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester in December of 2000; brothers, Herbert, Ervin and August; sisters, Elsie Tadewald and a sister in infancy; and grandson Tracy Berberich.

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