Merle Mildred Hageman, 96


Jan. 31, 1921 —
Aug. 30, 2017
CRESCO -  Merle Mildred Hageman, age 96 years and seven months, passed away on Aug, 30, 2017, holding her niece’s hand at her niece’s home in White Bear Township, Minn.
Merle was laid to rest in New Oregon Cemetery, Cresco, Iowa on Sept. 1, 2017.
She was born Jan. 31, 1921 in Garber, Iowa. She graduated from Riceville High School and attended Upper Iowa University.
Merle owned and operated Aplington Beauty Shop in Aplington, Iowa  for over 50 years. She never turned anyone away no matter the time or day. She worked very, very hard 24/7!
Merle and long-time significant other, Glenn Rullman, would go to Parkersburg every Sunday to play bingo. 
She retired in early 2000 and moved to Cresco, Iowa to be closer to her brother, Duane. The siblings traveled frequently to the casino boats.
These were some of her most memorable and enjoyable times, other than being with family, which was always her biggest highlight.
Merle enjoyed reading cowboy and Indian books and watching NASCAR, westerns and in her later years golf.
She is survived by her sister, Adelaide Albrecht, and many nieces and nephews.
Merle was preceded in death by Glenn Rullman; sisters, Doris Derr and Bernadine Christensen; brother, Duane Hageman; and parents, Emil and Frieda Hageman.
Memorials preferred to your local animal shelter.

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