In Memory of

Wilma Joyce Hagan

February 16, 1935 - March 19, 2017
Wilma Joyce Hagan the daughter of Floyd and Alice (Davis) Walters was born February 16, 1935 in Pierson, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Pierson where she graduated from Pierson High School in 1953. On October 29, 1953 she was united in marriage to Gene Hagan in Pierson. Following their marriage they lived briefly near Royal, IA before moving to Le Mars in 1958. Wilma worked at home helping to raise their children. She eventually worked for Mercy Medical Center as a CNA. Wilma and Gene moved to Larrabee where they did daycare and foster care. Children were very important to Wilma and she enjoyed helping any child she could. They moved to Cherokee in 1998 and continued their foster care. Wilma enjoyed gardening, flowers, and baking, especially cakes, cupcakes, and cinnamon rolls. She also liked to crochet blankets and cross stitch. Wilma loved nothing more than having a house full of kids. Grandkids, neighbor kids, daycare kids, and foster kids. Wilma and Gene loved every child that crossed their path as if they were their own. Every kid that grew up in Larrabee enjoyed playing at 'Grandma' Wilma's house at one time or another. She was everyone's grandma and always had the best homemade sprinkle cupcakes to pass out. She will be dearly missed by so many. On Sunday, March 19, 2017, Wilma passed away at Careage Hills in Cherokee at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Alice Walters; husband, Gene Hagan; and two sons, Steve and Rick Hagan; one great-granddaughter, Katelyn Stimac. She is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Gary) Hagan Simmons of Cherokee, IA and Robin Bush of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren, Alecia (Stan) Maurer of Cherokee, IA, Sara Stimac of Kansas City, MO, Shannan (Matthew) Scott of Cedar Rapids, IA, CJ Bush of Cedar Rapids, IA, Aaron (Kayla) Bush of Aurelia, IA, Melissa (Brian) Booton of Chicago, IL, Brandy Hagan of Fortuna, MO; great-grandchildren: Alexx Maurer, Hailee Maurer, Gabe Strimac, Emily McNamara, Austin McNamara, Olivia Bush, Jayden Bush, Andrew Bush, Brody Bush, and AJ Miller; honorary grandkids, Corinne James Peters, Bobbi Jo James, and Jeremiah James; one brother, Donald (Coralyn) Walters of Quimby, IA; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Hagan of Fortuna, MO; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Jean Morse
HONORARY BEARERS Wilma's grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
"Amazing Grace" The Old Rugged Cross"
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Wilma's passing; she was such a lovely lady, she would love on us kids and treat us like gold when she babysat us. It was never a dull moment around her. RIP Wilma and rejoice with Gene.”
- Brant Ludwig
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Wilma & Gene were like grandparents to my Erika. I am sure Erika was there to welcome Wilma home.”
- Karl W Grimmelmann
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So Very Sorry, she was a wonderful person. She is with her fellas now and at peace. ”
- Carla J Rowles
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. She was special and dear to my heart. ”
- Ester (cna) Millikan
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss”
- Erin j kellu
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Wilma's passing. She was a very sweet lady.”
- Mary E Erickson
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers to the family .I have known Wilma for a long time she lived right up the street from us in Larrabee Iowa.Her n her hubby Gene are together now and making more memories.I will sure miss visiting and seeing Wilma .She was a very kind and always had cookies for us kids when we were younger.R.I.P. Wilma”
- Amy Strahmann
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to Wilma's family. We have fond memories of this very special lady. ”
- Steve and Gail Monteith
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