Morris Hagberg

Morris L. Hagberg was born January 8, 1932, to Ernest L. and Hilda (Nelson) Hagberg at the family farm east of Spencer, NE. He attended School District #27 for eight years, and graduated from Spencer High School in 1949. Morris was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bristow, NE.

Morris served in the United States Army in Japan from 1954 until 1956. He then began farming and raising cattle and Quarter Horses. On September 1, 1957, Morris and Nola Klasna were united in marriage at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Spencer and he became a member of Our Saviour’s. They moved to the farm in January 1958 and lived in the house where Morris was born until January 2016, when they moved into their home in Spencer.

Morris drove to the farm daily until April of this year when his health failed and he was hospitalized at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE and O’Neill Care and Rehabilitation. He passed away on June 14, 2018, at Faith Regional Health Services.

Morris’ greatest joys were being with his grandchildren and taking his dog Blue along in the Ranger to check on his cattle and horses.

Morris is survived by his wife, Nola; son, Kent (Danell) Hagberg of Spencer; daughter, D’Ann (Carl “Speed”) Gehlsen, Jr. of Mission, SD; son, Shawn (Mallory) Hagberg of Spencer; grandchildren, Adam (Kerstin) Hagberg and their children, Gavin, Sophie, and Chloe of Corvallis, MT; Andrew (Kendra) Hagberg and their children, Baleigh, Ascher, and Cooper of Hickman, NE; Erik Hagberg of Spencer, Darcy Hagberg (Kyle Eddy) of Nashville, TN; and Halie, Katelynn, Damien, Hazel, and Hadley Hagberg of Spencer; brothers, Rev. Ray Hagberg of Minneapolis, MN; and Dr. Norman (Joyce) Hagberg of Glenwood, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lloyd; sister-in-law, Nellie Faye Hagberg; his grandparents; father and mother-in-law, Louis and Mildred Klasna; and brother-in-law, Ronald Klasna.

Memorials may be directed to Spencer Rescue Unit or Orphan Grain Train.

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