Edward Charles (Chuck) Hageman passed away March 14, 2019 at Redbud Estates in Plainville, KS at the age of 94. Chuck was born Nov. 8, 1924 in Stockton, KS to Edward C. and Rae (Maris) Hageman. He grew up in Stockton and graduated from Stockton High School in 1942. He served in the US Army during WWII, seeing action in the Battle of the Bulge, receiving two purple hearts and the Bronze Star for bravery. After his honorable discharge he attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS receiving his undergraduate degree and JD in 1949. He then returned to Stockton to work at HC Sweet Abstract, and took over that business after the death of H.C. Sweet. He was proud to be a business owner for over 45 years on the same Main street that both of his parents (The Maris Store and the IGA) ran businesses for many years.
He married Beverly Jean Harris on October 23, 1949 in Stockton, KS, and they lived together in Stockton until Beverly’s death in 1997. Chuck was a man who liked to wear many hats. In addition to running the abstract business and his law practice, he started a credit bureau, was an Independent Insurance Agent, land developer and realtor. He was an active member of the Stockton business community and was a member of the Stockton Rotary Club for over 60. He was a lifetime member of the Stockton United Methodist Church. Chuck became a Master Mason while in college in Topeka, and in April, 2018 he received his 70 year pin at Paradise Lodge #290 in Plainville.
Chuck had many passions. He enjoyed wood working and building things. He enjoyed having a hunting dog and he loved hunting, boating, fishing and camping. His favorite spots were Webster, Wilson and the Wind River Range near Lander, Wyoming where he went for many years enduring a 9 hour horse ride near the continental divide to fish for cut-throat trout in mountain lakes, and tell stories about growing up in Stockton and WWII, most of which may have been true. .
He is survived by sons, Ed (Pam) Poinciana, FL; John (Cindy) The Woodlands, TX; Blaine (Jan ) Mcpherson, KS; Eric Topeka, KS, and daughter Cassie (Tom) Nuckols, Plainville, KS.
He was preceeded in death by his wife, Beverly and a granddaughter, Karen Nuckols
Memorials may be made to Moore-Taylor-Barnes VFW Post 8873, Stockton, KS; Plainville Memorial Library; Stockton United Methodist Church or Paradise Lodge # 290 Plainville, KS in care of Plumer Overlease Funeral Homes, 320 Sw 2nd St., Plainville, KS 67663.
Cremation has been chosen, and there will be a celebration of life at a later day.