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Annette "Nettie" Hager

August 19, 2018

Memorial Service

August 28, 2018
- 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior.

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Annette "Nettie" Hager

August 19, 2018


Annette Alexis Hager, 64, Fargo, ND passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Sanford Health in Fargo. She was born on April 23, 1954 to Michael and Frieda (Siegle) Hager in Bismarck, ND. She grew up in Fargo and graduated from Shanley High School in 1972.

Annette worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone and US West for 30 years until her retirement in 2002. She then owned an antique shop in St. Paul, MN and then Palm Springs, CA. After several years in California, Annette returned to Fargo and worked at Hom Furniture. She officially retired in 2017.

Annette was an avid reader and enjoyed collecting antiques. She was an animal lover and had several dogs over the years.

She is survived by her mother, Frieda; brothers, Mike (Kathy) Hager and Dwight (Cynthia) Hager; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Frieda.

She was preceded in death by her father, Michael.

There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue.


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24 responses to “Annette Hager”

  1. Samm Dregseth says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Nettie’s passing. I worked with her at the Repair Desk at Northwestern Bell – she was a joy to work with.

  2. Dee Doyle-Olson says:

    Wonderful Annette! I worked with Annette at NWB and enjoyed her so very much! Very happy and had so much fun with her. I was so shocked and saddened to find out she has passed. God rest the soul and bless all the wonderful memories of Annette Hager. Amen!

  3. Robert (Rob) Gibb - Hanoi, Vietnam says:

    The Amazing Journey continues. Having known Annette my entire life, it is with great sadness to hear of her passing. I had the great privilege to have crossed paths with Annette at many junctures and was better for knowing her. Always strong and no-nonsense, I will forever remember our years of varying interactions with great fondness. I wish all the Hager’s my deepest sympathies.

  4. Patti Mahoney says:

    Rest In Peace, Nettie.

  5. Dawn Evangelist says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Annette’s passing. I worked with Annette from 1988 until she retired from USWest. She was one of the pioneers of the 911 program at NWB and made it a premier organization under her eventual leadership. She was a wonderful manager who lifted her employees up, helping them to succeed. I have many fond memories of the events she would hold at her house to celebrate our achievements, such a gracious hostess and fun to be around!
    My sympathies to the Hager family and friends, I hope that your memories will also bring you comfort.

  6. Mark Van Horn says:

    I am so sad to hear this! I send the family my deepest sympathy! May the great spirit watch over her in the land of the hereafter, may she rest in peace, and be with her dad! I love you guys, Mark Van Horn !

  7. Sheila Paulson says:

    I worked with Annette at Hom Furniture. She was so much fun to be with. She never sugar coated what was on her mind and I can still hear her laughter all around the building. I will miss her.

  8. Heidi Sand says:

    I always enjoyed seeing Annette at family gatherings. She had a great personality and dry wit. My kind of humor! Annette, I hope you found peace.

  9. Shirley Lang/Olson says:

    Rest in Peace my friend of many years! Holy Spirit, Shanley and since you’ve been back! Ill never forget all the good times we had and all the laughs…………..Love Shirl

  10. Wendy Pellett says:

    To the Hager family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to all of you.

  11. Jill Olson says:

    I so enjoyed working with Annette. We had similar interests in furniture and design. She was so interesting to visit with. I will miss her

  12. Mike Seminary says:

    So many fond memories of Annette. From our days at Holy Spirit grade school, to Shanley and then into our adult years. During our senior year of high school Annette, with great frequency, allowed me to “hitch” a ride to school. Thanks Annette, my friend.

  13. Lisa Peterson says:

    Dear Hager family,

    My heart is broken. I am sending my love and condolences to your entire family. It was a privilege and a great honor to be a small part in several of your family gatherings. Annette was the best friend/person ever in my entire life. We had so many adventures: getting lost in a cornfield in Wisconsin WITH a GPS while road tripping for Antiques, was just one of the many great times I treasure. She was a great Mom to Alex, Jerri Anne, Jaime Lee, Lexi, Spike, Sulli, and her fur baby Frieda.
    She had an enormous heart, a generous spirit, and truly loved each of you very much.

    We have an Angel on our shoulders.

  14. Susy Duke says:

    I am sad to hear this news of Annette’s passing I also worked with her at USWest and the 911 group. She was a good lady and will be missed.

  15. Barb Carlson says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Annette’s passing. Prayers for her family.

  16. Kathy Peters-Martell says:

    So sorry to hear the sad news. I remember Annette vividly from my childhood years on 2nd street north. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family at this difficult time.

  17. Steve Grothe says:

    So very sad to hear of Annette’s passing. She was part of our 2nd Street North’s group of kids growing up in Fargo, and we spent a lot of time together. I was so happy to reunite with her last summer while visiting Fargo – first time in about 50 years. My deepest sympathies to Frieda and the rest of the family.

  18. Connie Chapman says:

    I had the pleasure of working for Annette for only a short time but she was one of my favorite people. I loved her sense of humor, her intelligence and her love for animals. To the Hager family – I am so sorry for your loss.

  19. Mary ( Fugere) Allen says:

    In memory of Annette I offer my deepest condalonces to Annette’s mother Frieda and her brother’s Michael and Dwight. Annette will always be lovingly remembered as part of the Shanley family whose time on this earth was was too short.

  20. Jeff Roper says:

    I was sad to learn of the passing of Annette. Both attending Holy Spirit and Shanley. Many memories of Annette. She was a great person on Earth and now Heaven! My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  21. Debbie Ouellette Kroshus says:

    So many fond memories of Nettie from high school and Kings Food Host. I had the chance to sit and reminisce all the good times from high school and beyond when I stopped at HOM furniture a couple years ago and she sold me a couch. It was so good to visit with her those few times I was there. So saddened by this news. Keep smiling in Heaven dear Annette. Deepest sympathy to the Hager family. Nettie truly was a treasure!

  22. Kim Nelson Eisenbeis says:

    I remember Nettie, not only because she went with my brother Pat but because she was very funny and also matter-of-fact. Rest in peace Annette! To the Hager family, my condolences. Kim Nelson Eisenbeis

  23. Liz Sletta says:

    To Annette’s family I am so sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers continuously. To Frieda especially, you raised an amazing woman. We’ve all heard so many Frieda-isms over the years that I felt like I knew you before I met you. My recipe box is full of your recipes that Annette has proudly shared. You taught her to stand up for herself which she did but she also stood up more fiercely for others. She was the one who stepped up in a crisis and took care of whomever needed her help, whether it was a friend dying of cancer, helping take care of someone after surgery or taking someone in after an accident. She lived life with passion, humor and a good bit of OCD, which could work in her favor quite often. Annette, you have been a dear friend to me over the years and a loving godmother to Jess and I thank you for all of that and so much more. I hope you have found that rocking chair on the porch and are feeling the sun on your face and peace in your heart. God bless you Annette-e-ettio!

  24. Jane Quigley says:

    I just now learned of Annette’s passing. I am truly sorry. I worked with Annette for many years at U S West, she in Minneapolis and I in Denver. That didn’t stop the friendship, we shared a love of books and could spend hours on the phone (and occasionally in person) talking and laughing. Sometimes about a 911 outage, but also just talk! I retired in 2000 and moved to Florida, but we stayed in contact. At some point our internet changed and I neglected to copy all my email addresses, and we lost contact. Over the years I searched, but could never find her, now I know why, she left MN. I realize months have passed, but please know that I will always remember her.

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