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Marie E. Hagfors

Marie E. Hagfors

Marie E. Hagfors, 86, of Willmar, died Thursday, January 11th at Carris Health Care Center in Willmar. Her memorial service will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 16th at Living Hope Evangelical Free Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to her service at the church. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are preferred to Children's Shelter of Cebu (CSC) or Repairers of Broken Walls (RBW Missions). Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

Marie Elizabeth Hagfors was born March 20, 1931, to Olaf and Ethel (Morgan) Moen in Minneapolis. She attended Roosevelt High School where she graduated in June, 1949. On June 17, 1950, Marie was united in marriage to Warren Hagfors and they lived in Minneapolis while raising their family. During this time, Marie was a homemaker where she enjoyed raising and teaching their children. She enjoyed knitting sweaters, stockings, and baby blankets for every grandchild. After retiring, Marie and Warren served as missionaries for the Evangelical Free Church in Cebu City, Philippines. They lived in the Philippines from 1984-1986. Marie and Warren subsequently returned to Cebu three more times, serving with the Children's Shelter of Cebu. Marie enjoyed traveling with her husband, children, and grandchildren. They traveled from California to Canada, to the Eastern U.S.A., and many places in between. Marie and Warren moved to Willmar in 2000. Marie was active in the community, volunteering at Rice Memorial Hospital and the thrift store. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a devoted follower of Christ.

Marie is survived by her children: Patricia Hoeft of Willmar, Nancy Hagfors of Edina, Gregory Hagfors of Minneapolis, Karen Fagerstrom (Ron) of Crystal; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Warren on March 31, 2017, three sons, James, Thomas, and infant son, Bobby; her parents, and siblings: George Moen, Beatrice Burmeister, and Paul Moen.