Elizabeth 'Betty' Hagert

Elizabeth "Betty" Hagert, age 95 of Springfield died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 7, at St. Raphael Catholic Church with the Rev. Phil Schotzko officiating. Interment will be at the St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Wabasso.

Visitation will be at St. Raphael Church from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 7.

Elizabeth 'Betty' Henrietta Hagert was born September 2, 1919, in Bowdon, N.D., to Otto and Effie (Allen) Darkow. The family moved to Wanda when Elizabeth was 17. She was united in marriage to Andrew Hagert Jr. on December 21, 1938, in Redwood Falls. The couple resided in Springfield, and Elizabeth entered St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield in September of 2011. She was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women (CCW). Elizabeth was a former member of the Federation Group and Women of Today.

She is survived by daughters, Donna Grabow of Springfield and Norma Hagert of Redwood Falls; daughter-in-law, Betty Hagert of Springfield; sister-in-law, Gladys Darkow of Lamberton; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew; sons, LeRoy and Timmy; grandson, Terry Hagert; daughter-in-law, Sharon Hagert; son-in-law, Walter Grabow; and brothers and sisters, John, Albert, Mable, Ferdinand 'Shorty', Herman, Theodore 'Ted,’ Arnold 'Bud,’ Jeanette, Paul, August and Lorraine.

Funeral arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Springfield Advance-Press

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