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Rose Marie Buchner Hagen

December 24, 2019 | 10 comments

Rose Marie Buchner Hagen, 87, was called to eternal rest on Monday, December 23, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer.

Rose was born July 18, 1932 to Edward and Ruth Buchner.

Rose worked for the city of Onalaska for many years.

She married Clifford “Pete” Hagen on October 9, 1948.  They had 8 children.

She is survived by her children, Clifford “Butch” (Kerrin) Hagen of La Crosse, Gertrude (Steve) Yonkovich of Onalaska, Carol (Larry) Ladwig of Holmen, Sally Hagen (Rosie) of Holmen, Michael Hagen of Onalaska, Gary Hagen (Lori Taylor) of La Crosse, Patricia (Rodney) Staff of Onalaska.

She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her dog Dolly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Rick, 2 brothers, Eddie and Daniel, 2 sisters, Patricia and Gloria, daughter-in-law, Anita, and great-grandchild, Anna Rose.

The family would like to thank the careproviders of the Onalaska Care Center for their wonderul support.

“Dust In the Wind”

A celebration of life will be held at the Onalaska Legion on January 4, 2019 from 11:30 to 1:30 pm.




  1. Jan (Kellogg) Reisdorfer

    Hagen family – So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. The loss of a family member is never easy.

  2. Ken and Pat Komperud

    Our sympathies to the Hagen family.

    • Shirlee

      Deepest sympathy to the Hagen family. Special love to my dear sister -in-law, Gert.

  3. Sandy Whiteman

    My sympathy for your loss. She raised a great family, always had a smile on her face and kindness in her heart!

    • Nancy Loeffler

      So sorry to see this in the paper today . I’m sorry for your loss of Rose . You are all in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  4. Linda Ladwig

    We will miss your Mom , Grandma, Great-Grandma Rose!!! Rest In Peace sweet Rose 🌹 love Linda and Kerm Ladwig

  5. Peggy Daley

    Sorry for your lost Sally

  6. Beverly Hougom-DiNicola

    My deepest sympathies to the Hagen family on the loss of your wonderful Mother.
    She was a hard worker, and she loved her family very much.
    The world has lost someone very special.

  7. Deb(bie) Meyers Blackbourn

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother! I have some good memories of her & your dad as we were growing up on French Island. I also had some fun times with her when she worked at City Hall in Onalaska. My thoughts & prayers are with you!

  8. Marcy Oehler

    Sally – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts. Hugs to you and Rose.

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