Melvin Hageman, 86, of Fort Atkinson, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar, with Rev. Donald Hawes officiating. Mass servers were Logan Hageman, Addyson Einwalter, Emmett Schwartzhoff and Abby Hageman. Lectors were Toril Einwalter, Courtney Hageman,  Hailey Hageman and Monica Schwartzhoff. Pianist was Annette Walter. Music was by the St. Aloysius Choir and Don DiLaura, soloist (“Go Rest High on that Mountain”). Prelude Music was “Shall We Gather at the River” and “How Great Thou Art.” Congregational hymns were “Be Not Afraid,” “You Are Mine,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Amazing Grace.” Special music was by Melvin’s grandchildren. Offertory giftbearers were Ali Hageman, Cassandra Tieskoetter, Josie Einwalter, Bennett and Luke Hageman. Eucharistic ministers were Kay Heying, Carol Heying and Lorna Bouska. Casket bearers were Bryan Sievert, Kyle Sievert, Tyler Sievert, Tanner Hageman, Nolan Hageman, Colton Hageman, Reese Hageman, Ryan Hageman, William Einwalter and Rodney Schwartzhoff. Interment was at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery in Calmar. Arrangements were handled by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, French Chapel, Calmar.
Melvin Felix Hageman was born Aug. 22, 1927, to Felix and Monica (Holthaus) Hageman on a farm in rural Calmar. He went to St. Al’s Catholic School in Calmar and farmed his childhood farm his entire life. He married Helen Heying Sept. 29, 1953, in Festina. He was a life-long member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Melvin enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren’s sporting events and for the last 15 years has had his assigned seat in the South Winneshiek Warrior baseball dugout. He loved baseball, Sunday dinners, playing cards, the Los Angeles Dodgers and most of all, his family. 
Melvin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen; seven children: Daniel (Laurie Kimber) Hageman, Waucoma, Sheryl (Perry) Sievert, Calmar; Timothy (Lori) Hageman, Ossian; Patrick (Gretchen) Hageman, Marshalltown; Joseph (Cheryl) Hageman, Calmar; Sue (Darin) Einwalter, Fort Atkinson; Sally (Mark) Schwartzhoff, Fort Atkinson; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Hageman, Calmar; 23 grandchildren: Cassandra (Corey) Tieskoetter, Ali and Tanner Hageman; Hailey (Matt Nickell) Hageman; Bryan (Jamie) Sievert, Kyle (Jessy Tuttle) Sievert, Tyler (Jocelyn Sanchez) Sievert; Courtney (Steve Huinker) Hageman, Nolan and Colton Hageman; Reese, Bennett and Luke Hageman; Ryan, Abby and Logan Hageman; Toril, Josie, William and Addyson Einwalter and Monica, Rodney and Emmett Schwartzhoff; and great grandchildren: Caleb, Carter, Chloe, Aaleyah and baby Tieskoetter, due in July. He also is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law: Margaret Hageman, Calmar; Pat Heying, Ossian; Dennis and Marion Heying, Hawkeye; Ernie and Kay Heying, Calmar; John and Louise Heying, Calmar; Doris Bouska, Hawkeye; Carl and Carol Heying, Epworth; Lorna and Cletus Bouska, Waucoma; Robert and Tina Zoppel Heying, Napa, Calif.; Mary Ann and Dick Trewin, Waucoma; and Sue Heying, Calmar; nephew Paul Schmitz, Mabel, Minn.; and many other nephews, nieces and friends; and one special Norwegian foreign exchange student, Toril Stanton, England.
Those preceding him in death are his son, Rodney, Oct. 6, 1997; his parents, Felix and Monica Hageman; his father- and mother-in-law, Joe and Rose Heying; brothers Julius and Irene Hageman, Carl Hageman, Richard and Clara Mae Hageman, Gust Hageman; one sister, Irene and Edmund Schmitz; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Greg and Helen Heying, Paul Heying, Jim and Betty Bruess and Jim Bouska; nephews Charles Hageman, Jerry and Jeff Schmitz and Jim Bruess; and one niece, Kristie Bouska Foreman.