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Milo J. Hagen

May 1, 1934November 13, 2020
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Milo Jennings Hagen went to his heavenly home on Friday, November 13, 2020. He was born on May 1, 1934 in Arlington, South Dakota, to Mathias and Julia (Swenson) Hagen, but the family moved to Vienna, South Dakota not long after. When Mathias died, Milo, his sister and their mother moved to Sioux Falls were Milo attended Washington High School.

While living in Sioux Falls, Milo worked for Gibson Products, Goodyear Tire, and Josten Concrete. On November 29, 1954 he married Donna Hunter and with this union four daughters, Melinda, Sandra, Juli, and Stephanie and one son Michael, who died in infancy. The couple divorced in 1969. Milo moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa where he worked in the maintenance department for Friendship Haven, then Fort Dodge Housing Agency. On October 7, 1978 Milo married Patricia Guzinski and to this union Milo gained five step children Mark, Maureen, Monica, Michael and Matthew.

Once Milo retired in 1996, he and Pat moved to Yankton South Dakota. He was not ready for retirement and went to work for Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health, retiring again at the age of 72. Milo was musical and enjoyed playing guitar and the accordion. He would serenade his beloved Patty with their song “Have I Told You Lately That I love you”, and during campouts he loved jammin’ with friends. He and Pat enjoyed traveling in their motorhome and camping with friends. Milo also enjoyed auto races and dancing. In 2018 he and Pat moved to Ames, Iowa. He was friends with Bill W. for 40 years and a friend to many others who will miss him greatly.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Patty: daughters, Melinda (David) Olinger of Lincoln Nebraska, Sandra Poppens of Carlisle, Iowa, Julie Hagen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Stephanie (Randy) Lee of Columbia, Missouri: stepchildren, Mark (Michelle) Guzinski of Parker, Colorado, Maureen (Jerry) Patterson of Ames, Iowa Monica Klinkefus of Waverley, Iowa, Michael (Ella) Guzinski of Parker, Colorado and Matthew (Sandra) Guzinski of Lakewood, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents. sister and brother-in-law, Elise and Orven Steen, sons-in-laws, Lyle Poppen and Steve Klinkefus, and an infant son, Michael. Milo was grandpa to 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your local food pantry in memory of Milo.

  • FAMILY

  • Mathias Hagen, Father (deceased)
  • Julia (Swenson) Hagen, Mother (deceased)
  • Patty Hagen, Wife
  • Melinda Olinger (David), Daughter
  • Sandra Poppens, Daughter
  • Julie Hagen, Daughter
  • Stephanie Lee (Randy), Daughter
  • Mark Guzinski (Michelle), Step-Son
  • Maureen Patterson (Jerry), Step-Daughter
  • Monica Klinkefus, Step-Daughter
  • Michael Guzinski (Ella), Step-Son
  • Matthew Guzinski (Sandra), Step-Son
  • Lyle Poppen, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Steve Klinkefus, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Michael Hagen, Infant Son (deceased)
  • Elise Steen (Orven), Sister (deceased)
  • Milo was Grandpa to 22 Grandchildren and 19 Great-Grandchildren.

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  • To your local food bank in memory of Milo.
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Lanny Steen

November 27, 2020

Uncle Milo will be deeply missed. I am so sad I can not be there with Pat and all the kids. Milo was a special man. Please know that I am sending prayers . Love You all hoping we can get together when things get better

connie schupbach

November 25, 2020

It was truly a pleasure to work with Milo at L&CBHS. I enjoy memories of those days when looking at the turtle with the bobbing head he brought for all the staff from a trip he took. Rest in peace dear friend.

Pat and Mona Rose

November 23, 2020

What a guy! Milo will be missed. Remembering all the cups of coffee Mona and I and Milo and Patti had together. The camp outs! The get togethers in Ft Dodge and in Yankton, SD.
The tuff love ! Thank you for no giving up on me Milo!
May God grant eternal rest upon your soul.

Walter Whitecotton

November 23, 2020

Milo was a special friend to me and many others in the Fort Dodge Area, so sorry to hear of his passing. He will always be remembered for taking younger guys under his wing and letting them know life is worth living One Day At A Time, always be remembered for telling me that and I still practice that every day.

May God's Grace be with the entire family of Milo's. Blessing to all, He will always be well remembered by me and many others in his kindness to all in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Janelle Tacke

November 19, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to the family! So sorry for your loss! I worked with Milo at LCBHS. He was a great guy!

JULIE WASHBURN

November 18, 2020

MILO'S EXTENDED FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT LEWIS & CLARK BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EXTEND OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF MILO'S FAMILY. WE WORKED WITH MILO FOR SEVERAL YEARS AT LCBHS IN YANKTON WHERE HE FULFILLED ALL OUR MAINTENANCE ISSUES AND PROBLEMS. MAY MILO REST IN PEACE KNOWING HOW ADMIRED AND LOVED HE WAS BY SO MANY. A $50 CONTRIBUTION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE YANKTON CONTACT CENTER/FOOD BANK IN MEMORY OF MILO.

Dan Hicks

November 17, 2020

My prayers for the repose of Milo's soul and consolation for his family. Many fond memories of his years at LCBHS. Always willing to take on a fix-it project with joy and a smile. A very kind and gentle man. May God bless your family during this time of loss.

Julie Guzinski

November 16, 2020

Aunt Pat & family, sorry you and your family have to go through this. We enjoyed having Milo as part of the Guzinski family.
Our condolences from Ed & Phyllis Guzinski, Julie Guzinski, Amy & Dave Phelps, Chris & Lori Guzinski. Doug & Justine Guzinski.

Rebecca Fertig

November 16, 2020

Pat YOu have my love GODBe with you love BEcky don

maggie andersen

November 16, 2020

I met Milo when he worked at Lewis & Clark and became friends with him and Pat. My husband and I shared many a laugh with them. We consider ourselves blessed to have been a part of his life.

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Julia Hagen with Elsie, Milo

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Milo & Elsie

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Milo, Elsie, Mom & Dad

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Milo

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Milo and Mom

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Julia Hagen & Milo

Biography

Milo J. Hagen was born on May 1, 1934 in Arlington, South Dakota, to Mathias and Julia (Swenson) Hagen, but the family moved to Vienna, South Dakota not long after. When Mathias died, Milo, his sister and their mother moved to Sioux Falls were Milo attended Washington High School.

While living in Sioux Falls, Milo worked for Gibson Products, Goodyear Tire, and Josten Concrete. On November 29, 1954 he married Donna Hunter and with this union four daughters, Melinda, Sandra, Juli, and Stephanie and one son Michael, who died in infancy. The couple divorced in 1969.

Milo moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa where he worked in the maintenance department for Friendship Haven, then Fort Dodge Housing Agency. On October 7, 1978 Milo married Patricia Guzinski and to this union Milo gained five step children Mark, Maureen, Monica, Michael and Matthew.

Once Milo retired in 1996, he and Pat moved to Yankton South Dakota. He was not ready for retirement and went to work for Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health, retiring again at the age of 72. Milo was musical and enjoyed playing guitar and the accordion. He would serenade his beloved Patti with their song “Have I Told You Lately That I love you”, and during campouts he loved jammin’ with friends. He and Pat enjoyed traveling in their motorhome and camping with friends. Milo also enjoyed auto races and dancing. In 2018 he and Pat moved to Ames, Iowa. He was friends with Bill W. for 40 years and a friend to many others who will miss him greatly.

Milo Jennings Hagen went to his heavenly home on Friday, November 13, 2020.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Patty: daughters, Melinda (David) Olinger of Lincoln Nebraska, Sandra Poppens of Carlisle, Iowa, Julie Hagen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Stephanie (Randy) Lee of Columbia, Missouri: stepchildren, Mark (Michelle) Guzinski of Parker, Colorado, Maureen (Jerry) Patterson of Ames, Iowa Monica Klinkefus of Waverley, Iowa, Michael (Ella) Guzinski of Parker, Colorado and Matthew (Sandra) Guzinski of Lakewood, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents. sister and brother-in-law, Elise and Orven Steen, sons-in-laws, Lyle Poppen and Steve Klinkefus, and an infant son, Michael. Milo was grandpa to 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

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