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OBITUARY: Charles “Charlie” Hagenow

Charles “Charlie” Hagenow, age 70, of Brillion, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family. 

Charlie was born on June 23, 1949 in Kiel, son of the late Arno and Roma (Jugenheimer) Hagenow.  He graduated from Kiel High School, class of 1967.  Charlie served our country in the United States Army as an Army Medic on the front line of the Vietnam War from 1969 – 1971.  Upon returning from war, he met and married Jeanne Meyer at St. Ann Catholic Church in St. Anna on June 8, 1974.  The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in Marytown for 20 years.  They then moved to Brillion where they continued to own and operate a dairy farm for another 20 years until their retirement.  Charlie was lifelong member of the American Legion Post 124 of New Holstein.  He enjoyed collecting antique tractors and farm toys, attending and bidding at farm auctions, and going out to eat with this family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jeanne of Brillion; their children: Danielle (Jason) Roehrig of Hilbert, Chris (Holly) Hagenow of Collins, Jamie Hagenow and special friend Chris Sekora of Hilbert  and Brittny Hagenow of Brillion; grandchildren: Kassandra, Allyson, Maxwell, Miranda, Rebecca, Kylie, Owen, and Desarie; fur-grandbabies: Melody, Jay Jay, Bailee, and Sadie; his siblings and in-laws: Lorraine Popp of Kiel, James Hagenow of Kiel, Kenneth (Ellen) Hagenow of New Holstein, Sue Kuehn of Chilton, Pat (Dean) Haase of Cadott, Shirley (Les) Schmidt of Chilton, Jackie (Dave) Zeamer of Chilton, Cindy (Mike) Halbach of St. Anna, David Meyer of Brillion, Joan (Duane) Lisowe of Jericho, Robert Meyer Jr. of Elkhart Lake, Nancy (Wayne) Casper of Chilton; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Esther Hagenow, father-in-law and mother-in-law: Robert and Evangeline (Heimermann) Meyer, two brothers-in-law: Raymond Popp and Donald Meyer,  one sister-in-law: Shirley Hagenow; and other relatives.

Private services were held.  Military Rites accorded by the American Legion Post 124 of New Holstein. 

Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of cut flowers and to embrace Charlie’s love of soil, outdoor plants and memorials are appreciated. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the VA centers in Green Bay and Appleton for the numerous years helping Charlie with his medical issues.  They would also like to thank the staffs at Theda Care AMC and St. Elizabeth’s, Brillion Ambulance, and Brillion Fire Department.

The Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


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