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Obituary for Dorothy M. Hagemann

Dorothy M. Hagemann, age 75 of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, March 6, 2023, at Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano.

Dorothy was born in Shawano on October 5, 1947, a daughter of the late Harold and Ethel (Race) Zaddack. She attended St. James Lutheran School followed by Shawano High School where she graduated with the Class of 1967. She was a stay-at-home mom, raising her children, until the late 1970’s when she began working for the Shawano County Department of Social Services. She then started a cleaning business and managed the former Sinclair gas station. After that she began working as a housekeeper at the Wisconsin House Inn, working her way up to head housekeeper and then managing the hotel.

On September 28, 1996, Dorothy was united in marriage to William C. Hagemann at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The couple owned and operated the Wisconsin House in Shawano for nearly ten years. Dorothy is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. She loved growing up on a farm which led to her hobbies including genealogy, her grandkids, flowers (she loved roses), gardening, and watching wildlife.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Hagemann of Shawano; her children, Jim (Kelly) Strauss of Shawano, and their children, Jim Jr. (fiancé Lindsey), and Amanda (fiancé Rick); Dan (Carmen) Strauss of Shawano, Tony (Beth) Strauss of Green Bay, and their daughter, Emily; and Kylee (Jimmy Lee) Jones of Shawano, and their children, Jordan, Leland, Hunter, Garrett, Evan, and Carter; her great-grandchildren, Connor Ethan, Aisha, Lucy, Bristol, Westly, and Kinley; her sister, Janalee Strauss of New London; her sister-in-law, Ella (Jerry) Decker of Fennville, MI; and several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother in-law, Helen Pinkley, and her brother in-law, Alfred Strauss, Jr.

A memorial service for Dorothy will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. Pastor Scott Ludford will officiate. Visitation will begin at the church at 9:30 am and continue until the time of service.