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Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:45 am

Dorothy V. Hager, age 75, of Bowling Green, passed away Oct. 9, 2014 in her home.
Memorial services were held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bowling Green with Rev. Jeffrey Dock officiating.  Memorial visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Dorothy was born May 14, 1939 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Sigward Ernest and Betty Brown Erickson.  She married Rev. Harry A. Hager Jr. Sept. 3, 1960 in Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gary, Ind.  He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hager is survived by son Michael Hager of Bowling Green; three daughters: Karen M. Hager (Judi Johnson) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lisa A. Hager of Bowling Green, and Barbara J. Mathis (Robert) of Kearney, Neb.; five grandchildren: Zachary S.E. Hager of Grand Junction, Colo., Bryan J. and Daniel J. Berliner of Hermann, and Benjamin R. and Jacob A. Mathis of Kearney, Neb.; brother Ernest C. Erickson (Chelley) of Fallbrook, Calif.; half-brother Edward A. Broberg; brother-in-law Gerald Hager (Susan); and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-parents, and husband Rev. Harry A. Hager, Jr.
She attended nurse’s training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Ill. She was a labor and delivery nurse.  Being the wife of a minister, Dorothy lived in many areas throughout the Midwest until settling in Bowling Green in 1999.
Dorothy was very involved in the church with her husband and enjoyed bible studies, singing in the choir, and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  She was a homemaker and loved bowling, sewing, and taking care of her children.
Dorothy was a beautiful soul, loved/loving, generous sister, faithful/forgiving, compassionate/loving of her own mother who died of the same disease.  Her endurance beyond our finite understanding will be revealed to us when we are reunited with her in heaven.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
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