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William H. “Bill” Hageman Obituary
William H. “Bill” Hageman, 76, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at St. Agnes Hospital. He was born August 4, 1939, in Fond du Lac, the son of Harold and Martha Pinnow Hageman. Bill was a 1957 graduate of L. P. Goodrich High School and later graduated in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. On January 23, 1960, he married Saloah “Sodie” Schoepke at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oakfield. From 1960 to 1992, Bill practiced his passion of working with registered Holstein cows which were exhibited at local, state, and national shows. He also exported cattle to several foreign countries. He served as director, vice-president, and president of his county organizations, and served on the state board of directors for six years and one year as president. He received the Distinguished Dairyman Award in 1988 from the state Holstein Association. He and his wife were voted Outstanding Young Couple in 1968 by Associated Milk Producers Incorporated. In 1970, Bill was chosen as Outstanding Young Farmer by the Fond du Lac Jaycees. He was a member of Grace Reformed Church where he also served as an Elder. A man of strong faith, he also was a member of Gideons International and served for 23 years in the jail ministry of Fond du Lac County. Later, Bill served as an independent animal nutrition consultant for Eden Farm Supply, Land O’ Lakes Dairy, and C.P. Feeds in Valders

Surviving is his wife, Sodie, a daughter, Susan (Daniel) Herlache of DeForest, WI, a son, William Harold (Kelly) Hageman III of Rio, WI, and five grandchildren, Bryan, Kristan (Jordan) Dimmer, Katelyn Herlache, and Justin and Lauren Hageman. His parents preceded him in death.

Visitation for William H. “Bill” Hageman will be on Monday, December 21, 2016, from 4 to 8 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, and again on Tuesday, December 22nd from 9 to 11 AM at Grace Reformed Church, 163 18th Street, Fond du Lac. Rev. Barry Vegter will officiate and burial will follow in Rienzi Cemetery.
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Ron Flatness
December, 30 2015
I was very shocked to hear of Bill's passing. My condolences to his family. What a very interesting obit for such a deep person. I remember him originally as the breeder of Hagemans Tempo a fine bull. In recent years I always talked to him at the Expo when he was checking animals when they came in the ring. Great guy we all miss him.
SVF
December, 30 2015
I first met Bill when he came to our partial dispersal in 1974 and purchased one of the high sellers. Later we were partners in a bull syncidate. I always enjoyed spending time visiting with Bill about life and cows. We had a wonderful conversation at Expo. this past year, I'm glad we had that time together. Condolences to his family.
SVF
December, 30 2015
I first met Bill when he came to our partial dispersal in 1974 and purchased one of the high sellers. Later we were partners in a bull syncidate. I always enjoyed spending time visiting with Bill about life and cows. We had a wonderful conversation at Expo. this past year, I'm glad we had that time together. Condolences to his family.
Allen T.
December, 21 2015
My condolences to the family.
Tim Baumgartner
December, 21 2015
My thoughts and prayers reach out to the Hageman family. He is one of the best.
Bruce Kuehl
December, 21 2015
Our thoughts and prayers to Bill III, and the entire Hageman family.