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Leslie "Les" John Hagen

January 25, 1944 — January 6, 2022

Leslie “Les” J. Hagen, 77, of Loyal, WI died on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the House of Dove in Marshfield, WI.


Leslie John Hagen was born on January 25, 1944 in Neillsville, WI. The son of William and Velda (Seelow) Hagen.  He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1962 and joined the United States Army.  Les served during the Korean conflict and remained in the National Guard for many years.  In June of 1966 he married Carol Garbush.  They had 2 children, Elaine and Glen.  They later divorced.  On Feb 3, 1990 he married Marilyn Neumann in Spencer.  During this time, he was working for Land O’Lakes.  He worked various positions during his 30+ years of employment with them.  In his spare time Les loved to golf and enjoyed many golf outings with his brothers.  He also loved hunting, fishing, camping, riding motorcycle, dining out, going to the casino with his sister and lottery scratch offs. 


Les is survived by his children, Elaine (John Kennedy) Hagen of Loyal, WI and Glen (Nichole) Hagen of Hudson, WI, step-children, Noel (Kay) Neumann, Craig (Cheryl) Neumann, Paula (Tom) Pue, Shelley (Jay) Gardner, Michael (Janice) Neumann, April Neumann, Philan Neumann and Neil Neumann, 17 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great grandchildren.  He is survived by a brother, William “Bill” (Maggie) Hagen and sisters, Sylvia Dayton and Karen Hagen and nieces, Cheryl (Dan) Luedtke, Julie Dayton and Vickie (Perry) Lindner, great nephews and nieces and a great grandnephew.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marilyn in 2018 and brother, Eugene in 2021.


A Memorial Service for Les will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.


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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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