SIDELL – Joseph Carl "Joe" Hageman, 89, of Sidell passed away Friday (July 4, 2014) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Born May 2, 1925, at Danville, he was the son of Carl "Charlie" and Jennie (Bahls) Hageman. He married Dolores Louise Messman on March 23, 1947, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broadlands.
Joe served his country with honor in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Following his time in the military, he was a machinist for Modern Machine Shop and Allith-Prouty Manufacturing in Danville. He spent most of his life farming in the Fairmount area.
Joe was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broadlands. He served on the school board for both Fairmount Elementary School and Jamaica Consolidated Schools, and was a past director of the Farmers Elevator Co-Op in Jamaica.
Joe enjoyed many vacations across the United States and Europe with his family. He never met a stranger and enjoyed talking with people.
Joe is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dolores; one son, Jay (Tracy) Hageman of Fairmount; three daughters, Connie (Doug) Chew of Sidell, Karen (Barry) Maddox of Sidell and Linda (Brent) Wininger of Sidney, Ill., and Crawfordsville, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Maxine Burgett Van Meter.
A celebration of Joe's life and faith will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 390 County Road 2400E, Broadlands, IL 61816.
A memorial has been established for Immanuel Lutheran Church or the donor's choice.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville.
Please join Joe's family in sharing memories, photos and video of his life through his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.