October 21, 1949 ~ August 16, 2017
Roger Curtis Hagen, 67, of Fargo, ND, died unexpectedly on August 16th, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family.
Roger was born in Minot, ND on October 21st, 1949 to Robert and Corine Hagen. He grew up on a farm near Berthold, ND where he graduated from high school in 1967.
He continued his education at North Dakota State University where he received both a bachelors and masters degree in Civil Engineering. He met his wife, Deb, while attending NDSU and they were married on June 22nd, 1974.
Roger worked at Houston Engineering in Fargo, ND for his entire 42-year career. He was a professional engineer and registered land surveyor. He became vice president of the company and held the position for many years. He was respected by everyone he worked with for his dedication to the company. He was admired by his coworkers for his straightforward and honest approach as well as his leadership in all areas. Roger ‘officially’ retired in 2015 but was still a regular presence at the office.
Roger was a dedicated member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church for over 40 years and belonged to the Knights of Columbus. Faith being a priority, he was part of several church groups. He was a long time member of the Lake Agassiz Kiwanis Club. He was also actively involved with the FM Engineers Club and several professional organizations.
Loving the outdoors, Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping. He spent countless hours caring for his flower and vegetable gardens. Roger never missed an opportunity to hunt and fish, often in remote areas of the US and Canada. The next traveling adventure with his wife and family was always being planned…sometimes before the current trip was even finished. He was a talented woodworker making furniture for his kids’ homes as well as his own. Roger was dedicated to his work and had many hobbies, but his family was always his first priority and his grandchildren were his pride and joy.
Roger is survived by his wife, Deb; son Nathan (Jolena) and grandchildren Addison and Anna of Salt Lake City, UT; son Justin (Amy) and grandchildren Paige and Evan of Victoria, MN; and daughter Heather (fiancé Derek Nieuwsma) of Minneapolis, MN. He is also survived by his sister Connie and brother Wes, both of Berthold, ND. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Jean Kram and several members of Deb’s family, including Harry and Jane Kram, Harvey and Patty Metzger, Paul and Nancy Kram, Roger and Bernice Kram, and Shelly and Bob Silletto. He is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Anton Kram, and sisters-in-law Judy Metzger and Gail Kram.
Memorials may be directed to ndsualumni.com in Roger's name.
Funeral Mass: 11:00 am, Monday, August 21st with visitation from 10:00-11:00 am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo.
Visitation: 5:00-7:00 pm, Sunday, August 20th followed by a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
Burial: Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo