Audrey Jean Hagerman, 86, of Marion, entered into her heavenly home on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Audrey was born July 3, 1930, the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Buelow) Wachal. She attended school in Coggon and graduated from Alburnett High School in 1948. While attending high school, she enjoyed being a cheerleader. She married Robert C. Hagerman on Sept. 2, 1951. They had three children. In her professional life, she worked at The Cedar Rapids Gazette and then in the newborn nursery unit at Mercy Hospital. After that she worked as a proofreader at Stamats for 20 years. After retirement, she volunteered at the information desk at Mercy Hospital. She also loved working for Per Mar for Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball games.
Audrey was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was very important to her. She enjoyed reading, musicals, Hallmark movies, game shows and her pets. An avid Hawkeye fan, she enjoyed watching them play football and basketball. When she could, she attended performances at Theatre Cedar Rapids and the Paramount. Audrey loved anything chocolate; it was her favorite treat. She also never met a dog or a cat she didn't like, and loved to take care of her cat Kelly. She was a former member of Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Later she joined Marion Christian Church.
Audrey leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her children, Colleen Dwars (Mick Green) of Marion and Brent Hagerman (Julie) of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Ryan Dwars (Brooke) of Tiffin, Jodi Heston (Steve) of Austin, Texas, Jenny (John) Washburn of Cedar Rapids, Jamie (Chad) Evans of Libertyville, Ill., and Paul (Tasha) Hagerman of Waterloo, stepgrandchild, Christi Stauber of Marion; great-grandchildren, Asher Dwars, Kate, Wyatt and Harper Heston, Haley, Johnny and Mya Washburn, Ella, Charlie and Ryder Evans and Jesse Hagerman; sister, Dottie (Ron) Romine of Mesa, Ariz., and Iowa City; brother, Don (Lynne) Wachal of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law, Pat Wachal of Alburnett; four nieces; a nephew; and her cat Kelly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert C. Hagerman; her son, Les Hagerman; infant sister, Betty Wachal; her brother, Max Wachal; and her Sheltie collies, Bridget, Heidi and Shelly.
Services will be held at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories on Friday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials in Audrey's name be made to Atkins Public Library, the Cedar Valley Humane Society, or to a charity of your choice.
Online Condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.