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Jane Hagedorn

Jane Hagedorn

Jane Hagedorn died on April 5, 2024, at the age of 79 after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

She taught high school history, served as a legal secretary/assistant with the Minnesota attorney general for 20 years, served as a substitute teacher, and devoted herself as a marriage partner in raising three children, supporting them through college and beyond. 

Jane was a gentle, compassionate, forgiving, hopeful and fair-minded marriage partner, soulmate, mom grandma, colleague, sister and friend. She inspired others to be hopeful throughout her life.

Jane was a quiet force behind many memorable family gatherings, celebrations and vacations. As the oldest child in her family, with natural maternal gifts, Jane modeled as a mom, supporting and encouraging her younger siblings as they entered adulthood and began raising their own families.

In retirement Jane took up picture framing. She framed works of art, prints and photographs for friends, family and fundraising events. Her projects were a labor of love and a way for her to honor the work and treasures of others and simply give joy.

Throughout her adult life Jane also enjoyed theater, displaying her own acting skills in college and community theater productions. Until her struggle with PSP intensified, she was an active member of St. Paul Reformation Lutheran Church, serving and volunteering in a range of capacities over the years.

Jane is survived by her husband, Michael Hagedorn; her children, Timothy Hagedorn (and Hildi), Joseph Hagedorn (and Hau), and Mara Badilla (and Conrado); her grandchildren, Carter Hagedorn, Leila Hagedorn, Cole Hagedorn, Roland Hagedorn, Sebastian Badilla, Hendrick Hagedorn, Matias Badilla, and Charlize Badilla; her siblings, Kathryn Den Houter, Benjamin Vander Kooi, Ann Vermeer, and Sue Terhune; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service to be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2024, at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church, 100 Oxford St. N. in St. Paul. Visitation is one hour prior to service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jane’s honor can be made to CUREPSP INC. and St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church.

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