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Eric (Ric) Hagen

July 7, 2021 | 10 comments

Eric (Ric) James Hagen, 67, of Holmen, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at his home.

He was born March 4, 1954 in Black River Falls, WI to Roger and Alva (Larson) Hagen. He married the love of his life, Cindy Sosalla, on May 19, 1973.

Eric enjoyed golf, camping, playing pool, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends. Everyone who knew him loved his wit and sarcastic  personality.

He is survived by his wife, children; Laurie (Gordy) Buchner, Erika (Dani) Schmitz , and Thomas Hagen, grandchildren; Gordy, Nolan, and Presley, siblings;  Katie Bahnub, David Hagen (Debbie Ganske) Susan (Dusty) Landerking and Jim (Darlene)  Hagen,  mother-in-law Colette Sosalla, in-laws Jan and Nancy Hagen and  many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father in-law Adolph Sosalla, brothers Robert and Kris Hagen and brother-in-law Jack Bahnub.

A Celebration of Life will begin at 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Smokey’s Bar and Grill, Holmen.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family in their time of loss.



  1. Carl Smith

    Rest easy Ric.

  2. kristy benrud

    I love you Eric and will miss you terribly ,,,,,,,,,,,, may you rest in peace and have fun, love, laughs, and drinks with all your family and friends who have gone on before you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, you where one of the nicest, sweetest guys i have known ,,,,,,,,,,, Love Kristy Benrud and Outback
    Bob Cook

    • Tracey and Carl

      So many memories. Love your whole family. Rest in peace and fly high until we meet again.

  3. Par Boero

    Cindy and family
    So very sorry for your loss. Ric and your whole family where a wonderful part of a very special part of my life. I will see you Sat.

  4. Heidi Holcomb

    Dwayne and I send our prayers and condolences to all. So very sorry for your loss.

  5. Diane Simonson

    Sorry for your loss. Good memories with Eric and Cindy. May he rest in peace.

  6. Hawley Robinson

    Cindy, Erika, and family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved husband and father. Even though I met him only once, I could tell that he was an incredibly special man. Please cherish your memories of him, and accept my sincerest condolences.

  7. Dpretasky@live.com

    Dear Cindy and family. I was saddened to hear your loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandpa. Eric worked for me at the county for quite a few years. I can honestly say he brightened my day with a nice talk each morning. He loved his family very much! I wished I knew more people like him. May Jesus give him the peace he worked for. Bill and Diane Pretasky

  8. Gary and Kris Padesky

    Cindy we are so sorry for your loss. We will never forget all of the party we had. We still laugh when we see pictures of Eric and our dog. He was so funny. We will miss him dearly.

  9. Julie Van Dunk

    Thinking of you and your family Cindy 🙏 Sorry I will be in Colorado, but will be with you in thoughts and prayers. I will miss handsome. I will see you when I return💕


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