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Larry Alvin Hagen

April 2, 1941 — April 4, 2024


Dr. Larry Hagen OD, 83, longtime Tomahawk resident, passed away Thursday, April 4, in Merrill, WI with his family by his side.


Larry was born April 2, 1941, to Alvin and Edith Hagen (Abell) in Ambrose, ND.  He married the love of his life and best friend, Janet Fredenburg on June 23, 1963, in Crosby, ND.  


Larry attended Crosby High School, graduated from the University of North Dakota and Illinois College of Optometry.  He began practicing Optometry in Minnesota and purchased the practice in Tomahawk, WI in 1968.  He practiced there until his retirement in 2007.  They remained in Tomahawk, active in the church and community until 2019.


Larry’s passion in life was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren and was always ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed.  He also loved to golf, and was an avid supporter of Tomahawk Athletics and the School System.


Survivors include his wife, Janet Hagen of Merrill, son, Paul (JoAnne) Hagen of Stevens Point, daughter, Angela (Pat) Bailey of Merrill, Grandchildren Lauren Hagen of Oshkosh, Allison Hagen (Joe Schmit) of Minneapolis, Ty Bailey of Madison and Jake Bailey of Madison.

He is also survived by brothers Donald (Karen) Hagen of Melbourne, FL, Duane (Anna) Hagen and Michael (Nadine) Hagen of Williston, ND, and sister Debra (Calvin)  Windisch of Narcoossee, FL.


He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Hagen, mother, Edith Olsen, step-father, Martin Olsen and brother, LeRoy Olsen.


Visitation will be Friday, April 12, from 4:00-7:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 10:30 AM at Holy Cross Chapel at Bell Tower Residence, located at 1500 O’Day St, Merrill, WI.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bell Tower Residence or Grace Lutheran Church.


Online condolences for the family may be directed to

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Friday, April 12, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 13, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am

Bell Tower Residence Assisted Living

1500 O'Day Street, Merrill, WI 54452

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