James "Jim" V. Hager

August 27, 1934January 19, 2022
Obituary of James "Jim" V. Hager
James “Jim” V. Hager, 87, of Evansville, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. He was born on August 27, 1934, in Vincennes, Indiana to the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Snider) Hager. He retired from Lewis Bakery after over twenty years. Jim served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years and was in Operation Deep Freeze, in the Antarctic, aboard the USS Arben-56 (1956-1957). He enjoyed IU football and basketball, UE basketball, and the Green Bay Packers. Jim loved to cook. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and ran their Fall Festival booth for seventeen years where he cooked all the barbeque. He devoted a lot of his time to the church youth. Jim is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley May (Devine) Hager; daughters, Jennifer Neiswinger (Rick), Jeanine Kissel, and Jamie Tinsley (Tracy); grandchildren, Brad Neiswinger (Chelsea), Matthew Neiswinger (Becca), Christopher Neiswinger, Shelby Hammers (Aaron), Austin Kissel, Melissa Clark (Sam), and Michael Tinsley (Christina); nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 301 SE First Street, with Rev. Holly Rankin Zaher officiating. Entombment will follow at Alexander Memorial Park. Friend may visit on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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  • Shirley May (Devine) Hager Wife
  • Jennifer Neiswinger (Rick) Daughter
  • Jeanine Kissel Daughter
  • Jamie Tinsley (Tracy) Daughter
  • Brad Neiswinger Grandchild
  • Matthew Neiswinger Grandchild
  • Christopher Neiswinger Grandchild
  • Shelby Hammers Grandchild
  • Austin Kissel Grandchild
  • Melissa Clark Grandchild
  • Michael Tinsley Grandchild
  • Thomas J. Hager Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth P. (Snider) Hager Mother (deceased)
  • Jim is also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Past Services

Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Thursday, January 27, 2022

Funeral Service

Thursday, January 27, 2022