Marion Hagens, 84, an East Wenatchee resident for over 15 years and a former longtime Lynden, Washington resident, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Central Washington Hospital, following an extended illness.
He was born on January 25, 1932 in Lynden, Washington to the late Gerrit and Nellie (DeKubber) Hagens. He was raised and attended schools in Lynden. He graduated from the Lynden High School with the class of 1951. He went to work as a fabricator at Lynden Sheet Metal prior to being drafted into the Army and serving during the Korean Conflict. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he returned to Lynden and his job at Lynden Sheet Metal. He met Arvella Mae Statema and they were later married on June 14, 1957 in Lynden, where they made their home. In 1965, Marion went to work at Diamond B Plumbing and Heating. He continued working at Diamond B until retiring in 1995. They enjoyed travelling in their retirement and in March of 2001, they moved to make their home in East Wenatchee.
He was a member of Eastmont Baptist Church in East Wenatchee and the “Smitty’s Coffee Group”. He loved going camping and enjoyed building things, especially birdhouses and sheet metal artwork items. He was a talented artist that liked drawing cartoons.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Arvella M. Hagens, East Wenatchee; son, Jack Hagens, Spokane; daughters and sons-in-law, Kim & Robert Coffey, Centralia and Cindy & Delmar Birdsey, Lynden; sister and brother-in-law, Betty & Clyde Haveman, Lynden; four grandchildren, Sean Hagens, Tacoma, Brendan Hagens, Wiesbaden, Germany, Jesse Birdsey, Lynden and Cody Birdsey, Everson, WA and four great grandchildren, Tucker Hagens, Wiesbaden, Germany, Kaileigh and Kestyn Birdsey both of Lynden and Paisley Birdsey, Everson, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Adrian and Jacob “Jack” Hagens.
A Commemoration Service will be held on Friday, October 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the Eastmont Baptist Church, 400 S. Kentucky Ave., East Wenatchee. You are invited to visit his tribute online at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com , and leave a memory for the family. A donation can be made in Marion’s name to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at www.dav.org/donate. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.
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