Phyllis Hagen

JEFFERSON — Phyllis A. (Messier) Hagen, passed away on July 9, 2019, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1936, in Watertown, the daughter of the late Helen (Smith) Messier and Philip Messier.

Phyllis graduated from Jefferson High School in 1954. It was there that she met the love of her life, Dieter Hagen. They married in 1958 and spent much of their free time traveling.

Dieter and Phyllis were Gemuetlichkeit Days King and Queen in 1985, an honor that they thoroughly enjoyed.

Phyllis worked at the Madison Children’s Hospital as a licensed practical nurse. She also dedicated countless hours volunteering at church, quilting and being the best Oma ever!

Phyllis was a former member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane (Paul) Olson of Middleton and Barb (Eric) Wolf of Stoughton; her four grandchildren, Liesel Olson, Kietra Olson (Sam Tai), Kevin Wolf and Erin (Doug) Hoeft; her sister, Cindy Peardon of Whitewater; and brother, George Messier of Fort Atkinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dieter; her son, Robert (RC); and six brothers, Carl, Reginald, Blaine, Randall, Ronald and Alan Messier.

A celebration of life will be held at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. until noon.

A private burial will follow at Melendy’s Prairie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wisconsin Parkinson Association.

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