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Edgar John Sagen

January 3, 1944 — February 14, 2018

Edgar Sagen II, age 74, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids. His last day, he was surrounded by family and friends.   Edgar John Sagen II was born on January 3, 1944, in Neillsville, WI the son of Edgar and Eleanor (Epding) Sagen. He attended school in Neillsville and then served in the Army Reserve. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Neillsville and on June 19, 1965 he was united in marriage to Charlene Goettl at St. Rosa Lima Catholic Church in Cadott, WI. Shortly after the birth of their first child, they moved to Pittsville, WI for a short time and then to Wisconsin Rapids, where they raised their family and Ed worked at the Port Edward’s papermill for 40 years before retiring.   He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and traveling to concerts and shows.   He is survived by three children, Carla (Leo Dewitt) Koeshall of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Julie (Jim) Kees of Kaukana, WI and Ed (Rebekah) Sagen of Troup, TX, six grandchildren, Kami (Matt) Peeters, Kristin (Mike) Moleski, Kevin (fiancé, Samantha Sweat) Koeshall, Maranna Ferkey, Dillan Ferkey and Seth Sagen, four great grandchildren, three sisters, Sylvia Sagen of Neillsville, WI, Dorothy (Jim) Ripke of Nekoosa, WI and Barbara (Richard) Volovsek of Eagan, MN, and a special friend, Addie Leake of Neillsville.   Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene, his parents, and a great grandson, Oliver Peeters.   The Mass of Christian Burial for Edgar will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Rev. Varkey V. Joseph. Music will be provided by Vicente Cortez, organist and St. Mary’s Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m., Rosary service, Monday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at St. Mary’s.   Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.   The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Edgar’s family with Funeral arrangements.
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Visitation

Monday, February 19, 2018

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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