He was born and raised in Fort Wayne, moving to Whitley County, in 1989. He graduated from Bishop Luers High School with the Class of 1970. He attended ITT Technical College receiving a certificate as an Electrical Technician in 1971 and completed Emergency Medical Technician training at Ivy Tech Community College in 1976. On August 11, 1989, he married Joyce Partsch in Fort Wayne. He worked at GTE/Verizon for 35 years as an installer/maintainer retiring in 2007. Then after retirement he worked at Geiger Developing. He was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hageman of Columbia City; one stepdaughter, Sharon (Jackie) Monk of Churubusco; two daughters, Andrea (Noah) Ladig of Avilla; Michelle (Ben) Lawrence of Fort Wayne; one son, Chris Hageman of Columbia City; one stepson, Jake (Kelly) Partsch of Markle; one brother, Rick (Cheryl) Hageman of Milton, TN; one sister, Linda (Tim) Bell of Cummings, GA; mother, Wanda M. Hageman of Fort Wayne; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard J. Hageman.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010 with a prayer vigil to take place at 7:30 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the funeral home with Father Larry Kramer of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church and Chaplain Robin LaRue of Heartland Hospice officiating. Burial to follow at South Park (Annex) Cemetery. Memorials may be given in memory of Mr. Hageman to Heartland Hospice or the Jimmy M. Hageman Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.