Chesterton resident Dorothy B. Hageman, 86, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in
She was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Lafayette, the daughter of Abner H. and Willa
Dorothy (Reid) Bowen, who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, C. Howard “Blackie” Hageman
on May 15, 1993.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Hageman of Chesterton and Beth
Hageman of Bloomington; two sisters, Nancy (Donald) Longwith of Idaho Falls,
Idaho, and Willa Catherine Van Brunt of Indianapolis; and her sister-in-law,
Lois Crawford of Westminster, Md.
Dorothy was an art teacher for many years in the Duneland elementary
schools. She was a graduate of the University of Illinois, where she
belonged to the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Dorothy was formerly an active
member of the Tri Kappa sorority and her hobbies included photography and
A memorial service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at White-Love
Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St. in Chesterton, where family and friends may
share their memories of Dorothy.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. Wednesday until the time of
Memorials may be made to the Hageman Library in Porter.
For more information call 926-1309.