Ordean Hagen, 84, of Echo, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Renvilla Health Services in Renville. Funeral services were held on 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Rock Valle Lutheran Church, rural Echo, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church, with interment will be in the Echo Cemetery.
Ordean Alfred Hagen was born on February 21, 1934 to Oscar and Lena (Slettedahl) Hagen in Echo. When he was only an infant, the family moved to the farm north of Echo where he spent the remainder of his life until moving to the Renvilla Health Services in January 2016. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at the Norwegian Lutheran Church, where he maintained his membership until the church closed and his membership was transferred to the Rock Valle Lutheran Church.
He attended elementary and high school at the Echo Public School. Ordean loved the land and at a young age, helped his father work the land. As a man, he bought his own land and he spent hours selecting the seed, tiling, planting, maintaining and harvesting the crops. Several of his nieces and nephews enjoyed helping him during the summer picking rock, pulling weeds and cultivating the crops. He also grew the best watermelons and muskmelons around and gave them to numerous friends and family.
Other interests included fishing, collecting old cars and machinery and stock car racing on neighboring race tracks. On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Ordean passed away at the Renvilla Health Services in Renville, Minnesota at the age of 84.
He is survived by his siblings Alice Agre of Sacred Heart, Vivian Ugland of Montgomery and Elwood (Jane) Hagen of Bloomington; sisters and brother-in-law Janet Hagen, Inga Hagen and Harold Ilaug; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Leland, Willard, Donald and Llewellyn (Punky), sisters Lyla Ilaug and Alvhilda (Sissie) Smith, brothers-in-law Odell Agre, Edward Smith and David Ugland, niece Kathy Hagen and nephew Brian Ilaug. The Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association is caring for the family.