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Carol Louise Hagen, daughter of Joe and Mildred Jantz, was born on June 23rd, 1934 in Hillsboro, KS. She was the oldest of 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys. She passed away on Oct 24th, 2021 at the age of 87.
Carol completed all of her schooling in the Hillsboro school district and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1952.
She married Arlyss Hagen on Oct 26th, 1952 in Hillsboro. At the time of her death they were 2 days short of their 69th wedding anniversary. Arlie and Carol had 3 sons, Douglas, Gregory, and Bradley. They raised their family in Hillsboro and Moundridge, KS. During the early years of raising the boys, Carol had a sewing business where she particularly loved creating elaborate wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. She was a very talented seamstress and sewing was a great way to use and express her artistic talent and support the family income.
In 1969 Carol decided to further her education and enter the business of banking. She worked at Citizen’s State Bank in Moundridge, Bank IV and The Data Center in Hutchinson, and finished out her banking career at Garden National Bank of Garden City. Starting out as a teller she was quickly promoted and became an officer in several of these banks.
For about 10 years, Carol and Arlie owned a retreat cabin (nicknamed Jumping Waters) along Chalk Creek in Alpine, CO. This was a favorite meeting place for their family where they enjoyed jeep trips, hiking, fishing and pan-fried trout dinners.
In 1990, Carol and Arlie retired and moved to Monument, CO which was one of their most beloved areas. They enjoyed hiking, gardening, and so many aspects of the great outdoors. Although retired, they both took part-time jobs with the Lewis-Palmer school district where Carol worked with special needs children and in the office of their bus distribution center. They also were very active and involved at the Monument Community Presbyterian Church.
Any job Carol was given, she carried out with precision and with great attention to detail. She was particular about her appearance and was especially talented at accessorizing with jewelry and scarves. She was a wonderful hostess and loved entertaining. Family holiday dinners were always served on a table set with fine china, crystal and a fresh floral centerpiece. Christmas was always made extra special with wonderful food, snacks (peppernuts and party mix), and gifts that were wrapped with perfection. Her home was always meticulously decorated for every occasion.
For the last 5 years Carol and Arlie lived in the Kansas City area. Carol was a dedicated and loving caregiver to Arlie who struggled with mobility. Being a woman of faith helped keep her strong, never faltering.
Carol is survived by her sons Douglas and wife Maria of Monument CO, Gregory and wife Sue of Kansas City MO, Bradley and wife Maribel of Buda TX. 6 grandchildren Carie Hannan and husband Luke, Travis Hagen and wife Alyssa, Stefan Hagen and fiancé Bethany Ward, Justin Hagen and wife Kate, Bella Hagen, and Levi Hagen. 6 Great grandchildren McKenna, Dylan, and Maeve Hannan, Millie, Jolie, and Leonard Hagen. Sister Nancy Nickel and husband Wes,brother Richard Jantz and wife Janice. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mildred Jantz, and infant brother Raymond Paul Jantz.
Memorials established in memory of Carol at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Contribute online at https://secure.aafa.org or mail to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 1235 South Clark Street, Suite 305 Arlington, VA 22202 in memory of Carol Hagen.