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Services Wednesday for Carl Hager, 78

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Carl Hager, age 78, of Chesterton, IN passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

He was born on July 19, 1941, to Lawrence and Elizabeth (Lieber) Hager.

Carl is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lillian Hager; son, Jeffery Hager of Jones, MI; daughter, Jennifer (David) Melle of Valparaiso, IN; grandson, Justin Higgerson of Wanatah, IN; sister, Kathleen (Cliff) Sherrard of Chesterton, IN, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence C. and Elizabeth J. Hager and brother, Daniel (Christina) Hager.

Carl graduated from Chesterton High School in 1959. He retired from Bethlehem Steel in 1997 where he was a Supervisor in the Blast Furnace. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. When his son Jeffery was younger Carl helped coach Little League. He loved spending time with his grandson, liked to mushroom hunt and look for arrowheads. He also enjoyed watching Nascar and going to races. After retirement Carl enjoyed going to the library and he enjoyed his friends in the reading room. He loved going to breakfast on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at either Round the Clock or Sunrise and talking with the friendly waitresses and waiters and friends he met along the way. Carl had a special place in his heart for his wonderful AA friends and his friends at Speedway.

Funeral Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304, with Pastor Lorrayne Rizer officiating. Burial will take place following services at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Porter County VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Online condolences may be made to the family at



Posted 10/14/2019




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