Robert L. Hagerty

April 28, 1917August 23, 2013

ROBERT L. HAGERTY Lansing, Michigan Robert L. Hagerty, age 96, was called to Heaven on August 23, 2013 while surrounded by his loving Wife of 46 years, Margaret (Norris) Hagerty and his family. He was born April 28, 1917 to parents Robert W. and Katherine E. (Fritz) Hagerty in Detroit, MI. Bob’s family moved to Lansing when he was a young child and he graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1935. Known state wide as a Workers Compensation and Unemployment Representative, he worked at Fisher Body beginning in 1937. He was active in the effort to organize labor at Fisher Body. This was the start of a devoted Union career. Bob served as a committeeman, worked in the area of Workers Comp., unemployment, industrial health, safety, and insurance. Bob helped other organizations such as the AFL-CIO, and the Teamsters Union with more than forty six years of dedicated service. He was appointed to the Lansing Labor Council and served on several boards and committees including the Lansing Board of Water and Light, the Lansing Housing Board, and the Capitol Area CAP Council where he served as vice president and financial secretary. He was director of the Michigan Voluntary Agency Group Plan for Unemployment Compensation and also taught classes at Black Lake. He retired from General Motors in 1982. Bob was a lifelong member of the Baily Lake Club, Clare, MI, and a faithful member of Grace Bible Church. He loved fishing, traveling, collecting traps from all over the world, and loved mowing his beautiful lawn with his John Deer riding tractor. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Dorothy Romanek, Vivian Lile, Ida Booher and Virginia Hale. Surviving are his loving wife Margaret and his children, Deanna Berry of Lansing, Kathryn (Roger) Andrews of Lake City, Bradley R. Hagerty (Cindy Inman) of Lansing, Sheri Randall, Sandra Randall (Wayne Cogan) of San Gabriel, CA; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and numerous other loving family members. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Grace Bible Church, 1000 S. Canal Road, Lansing, MI 48917 with the Rev. Robert Grimwood officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends 6-8:00 PM Monday, August 26 at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 27, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2013

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Joel Vazquez

August 27, 2013

Dear Margaret, I am deeply saddened to learn of Bob's passing. I enjoyed talking to him about yard work and cars, sometimes arguing with him, and helping him set his traps when animals dug under his shed. The back yard will never be the same without Bob mowing his lawn.

August 26, 2013

will always have fond memories of Uncle Bob.His passing has touched us all and he will be remembered and missed. Our love to all the family. Love Randy,Liz and family.

August 26, 2013

Dear Margaret and Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With our sincere sympathy. Ron and Judy Amley, Dorothy Hagen

Ryan Inman

August 26, 2013

Always had a pleasant conversation when I was engaged with you, Bob. You and your loving wife will be in my prayers. I am saddened to think our little gatherings at Christmas time will never be quite the same. Thank you for all of good memories that we shared within the short time of our knowing each other.

Lawrence Romanek

August 26, 2013

"I will always remember the fond childhood memories I have when following Uncle Bob and my Dad around when they were hunting. Sending our heart felt sympathy to the family. He will be greatly missed." Larry and Shirley Romanek

August 26, 2013

Margaret, we are deeply saddened by the news of Uncle Bob's passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family. Robert and Else Romanek, (Lincoln, Ca.)


Neoma Anderson Clymer

August 25, 2013

Dear Margret and Family, I will never forget Bill took you with us on our Honeymoon to Cedar Point.. Bill passed March 29, 1992 and I know.. Bob has so many that Love Him here as well as In Heaven.. My Heart and Prayers are with you all.. God Bless..

Colleen West (FKA Kwiatkowski)

August 25, 2013

Bob was like a grandfather to us, a beautiful example of living in God's path, and a wonderful servant of Christ. He will be missed, but has touched & marked our lives with his love & grace. We love you, Bob & Margaret! - Colleen, Mya, James

August 25, 2013

I know Mother and Dad, Clyde and Ena, enjoyed time at Bailey Lake with you folks and Bob's parents. Lord bless, Rosalie Dickerson Parmelee

Nicole Beckett

August 25, 2013

I will truly miss you Grandpa! I love you soooo much. Hugs and kisses. Love, Nicole, Sloan and Dave Beckett.