Nilan O. Hagel, Sr., age 74, of Faribault, died on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. with The Reverend Steven J. Kuehne offiating. Interment with military rites provided by the Rice Central Veterans Association will be held at Concordia Cemetery, North Morristown.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 1 to 4 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Monday.

Nilan Otto, the son of Otto and Minnie (Siehndel) Hagel, was born on April 9, 1936 in North Morristown. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by the Faribault School District as a custodial engineer for 30 years prior to his retirement and also Faribault Transportation and ABC Bus Company as a bus driver. Nilan loved woodworking. He married Jean Place in 1956 and she preceded him in death in 1989. Later he married Jacquelyn (Green) Johnson on November 22, 2010 in Rochester.

He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn; eight children, Edward (and Charmaine) Hagel of Bashaw, Alberta, Canada, Louis (and special friend, Peggy Van Thomme) of Faribault, Nilan Hagel, Jr. of Faribault, John (and Deb) Hagel of Faribault, Richard (and Laura) Johnson of Montgomery, Patty (and Tony) Novak of Elko, Amy (and Chris) Lake of Faribault and Ben (and Rebecca) Johnson of Duluth; 15 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mardella Stam of Wanamingo; his mother in law, Margaret Johnson of Spring Park; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother in law Mildred Potts; and one grandson, Joseph Lake.


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Name: Tracy Willis
Email: tracy_willis2003@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday January 04, 2011


Nilan will be sorely missed by anyone who ever met him. He was a kind hearted man and had a good word for everyone. I will miss him.