John Hagen

Obituary of John Hagen


BARNARDSVILLE– John Hagen, 80, of Barnardsville, died Friday, August 16, 2019.


Mr. Hagen was born November 7, 1938. He was the son of the late Ronald and Borghild Johansson Hagen. He was an avid deep sea fisherman and enjoyed antique car collecting and restoration. 


Mr. Hagen is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Bever Hagen; daughters, Lisa Kowalski and Dawn Barbieri; sons, John D. Hagen, Jr., and Erik Hagen; eight grandchildren; Jessie, Jenny, Sarah, Shelby, Michael, Lauren, Nicholas and Maria; and four great-grandchildren, Giovanni, Vincent, Hunter and Olivia.


Funeral services will be private.


West Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider: Memorycare, 100 Far Horizons Lane, Asheville, NC 28803.


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