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Visitation

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Friday September 10th, 2021
4:30pm - 6:00pm

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Funeral Service

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Saturday September 11th, 2021
10:30am

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Reception

Ida Grove Country Club
Saturday September 11th, 2021
12:30pm

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Phyllis Hagemeier

Phyllis was born July 3, 1937 at home to Edwin and Frieda (Bergmeier) Stokebrand in rural DeWitt, Nebraska, the youngest of four children.  She was baptized into Trinity Lutheran Church and confirmed March of 1951.  She was raised on the family farm south of DeWitt.  Phyllis attended country school through 5th grade then transferred to the DeWitt school system due to District 13 only having three students.  She graduated from DeWitt High School in 1954.  Phyllis began teaching country school while attending Doane College in Crete, Nebraska.  She then transferred to the University of Nebraska Lincoln graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education degree.  After graduating from UNL, Phyllis taught 2nd grade at Garfield Avenue School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Phyllis married Richard Hagemeier, the son of John & Bertha Hagemeier, on July 3, 1960 at Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt.  The couple moved to Ft. Louis, Washington, where Richard was stationed and Phyllis taught school on the base, making many lifelong friends. Following Richard’s honorable discharge from the Army, they moved to Ida Grove in 1963 where they raised their three children.

Phyllis was very engaged in community and church activities.  She advocated for and worked hard on the Pleasant Valley Bike Trail.  She served on the Community Housing Board, Horn Hospital Auxiliary, the Library Board, and the Ida Grove Centennial and Ragbrai committees.  She was actively involved in the local Republican party for many years.  Phyllis was in church bell choir, church circle, recorded church services, and served on the remodel committee for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s 125th Anniversary & Rededication.

Phyllis loved spending time with family and friends.  She enjoyed golf and her Euchre group.  She hosted many social events at her home including a “royal wedding reception” at 4:00 a.m. for Charles & Diana as reported by the Ida County Pioneer Record.  Phyllis enjoyed gardening and taking care of her yard in her quest to win the “Yard of the Month” award.   She decorated anything and everything for every holiday including risking serious injury to put Christmas lights on the large evergreen in her front yard.  She knitted, crocheted but sewed only when she absolutely had to. Phyllis enjoyed bird watching, chocolate and orange pop. She loved college football, basketball, and volleyball.  She taught her children basic math skills by running the NCAA tournament pool for many years.  Phyllis was, of course, a loyal Cornhusker fan.

Phyllis passed away at age 84 on September 2, 2021 in Ida Grove, Iowa.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 2019; her parents; sister, Darlene Pohlman; brother Wallace Stokebrand and sister-in-law Donna; and sister-in-law Virginia Stokebrand.

She is survived by her two daughters Teresa and Jami; son Rick and daughter-in-law Kristina; grandchildren Annika, Nathan, and Kristian; brother Norman Stokebrand; many nieces and nephews; and her granddogs Ellie and Dexter.

Visitation will be Friday, September 10, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and funeral services will be Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., both at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove.  Interment to follow at the Ida Grove Cemetery.  Phyllis' service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at: www.facebook.com/StPaulIdaGrove .  A celebration of life luncheon reception will follow interment at the Ida Grove Country Club.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Phyllis' memory to the Ida Grove Volunteer Ambulance Service, 701 E. 2nd Street, Ida Grove, IA 51445.

Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services of Waukee has been entrusted with Phyllis' final arrangements.

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My heartfelt sympathy and condolences for the loss of your wonderful sweet mother. I have many fun remembrances of her and will always miss her. She was a very special lady to me whom I really enjoyed being around and talking to about almost every Nebraska HUSKERS football game. Go Big Red in heaven, Phyllis And RIP with Dick.

Rebecca Snell Sep 21 2021 12:00 AM

Jami, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed talking to her. You have my deepest sympathy.

Byron Hartwig Sep 15 2021 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathies to the Hagemeier family for their loss. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time. Sincerely,

Chris and Jacki Wall Sep 12 2021 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathies to the Hagemeier family for their loss. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Chris and Jacki Wall Sep 12 2021 12:00 AM

I know there is another angel in Heaven, because Phyllis was one the most kind, caring, sweet & gentle gals I have ever known. Her strong Faith bolstered her courage & she faced many challenges with grace & humility.She seldom complained & always saw the positive side of life. She loved unconditionally & was proud of her family. I can still see her tooling around in her favorite little red convertible! I am sending my sincere condolences to Teresa, Rick, Jamie & their families. May precious memories remain with you always. I am donating to the I.G Amb. Service in her name.

Judy Andresen Sep 11 2021 12:00 AM

I know there is another angel in Heaven, because Phyllis was one the most kind, caring, sweet & gentle gals I have ever known. Her strong Faith bolstered her courage & she faced many challenges with grace & humility.
She seldom complained & always saw the positive side of life. She loved unconditionally & was proud of her family. I can still see her tooling around in her favorite little red convertible! I am sending my sincere condolences to Teresa, Rick, Jamie & their families. May precious memories remain with you always. I am donating to the I.G Amb. Service in her name.

Judy Andresen Sep 11 2021 12:00 AM

Phyllis was one of the most 'fun loving' persons to spend time with. I have been reliving so many great memories in my mind of times spent in her home around the kitchen table, riding in homecoming parades in her fun Mustang, many music booster activities, and bell choir. She was a wonderful gal with a strong faith in God. I will surely miss Phyllis. Marc and I have donated to the IG Ambulance Service in memory of Phyllis.

Marsha Kjar Sep 11 2021 12:00 AM

Teresa, Jamie, and Rick and families,You probably don't remember me, but anyone who has met Phyllis will always remember her. You had a wonderful video tribute put together. I loved seeing all the smiles and expressions on your Mom's face. She was certainly filled with joy and spunk. On Sat. I will have an orange soda to toast her, but won't be climbing on any scaffolding or stilts. Have a blessed day remembering Phyllis with family and friends. Marilee Brinkmeyer (sister-in-law to Norman and Virginia)

Marilee Brinkmeyer Sep 8 2021 12:00 AM

Teresa, Jamie, and Rick and families,
You probably don't remember me, but anyone who has met Phyllis will always remember her. You had a wonderful video tribute put together. I loved seeing all the smiles and expressions on your Mom's face. She was certainly filled with joy and spunk. On Sat. I will have an orange soda to toast her, but won't be climbing on any scaffolding or stilts. Have a blessed day remembering Phyllis with family and friends. Marilee Brinkmeyer (sister-in-law to Norman and Virginia)

Marilee Brinkmeyer Sep 8 2021 12:00 AM

Phyllis was a wonderful, vibrant Cornhusker! I always looked forward to meeting up with her and Richard when they made their trips down to Phoenix. I always thought it was so funny when she called my dad "Wallace Lee"... like he was in trouble - one of many great memories. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone - especially Jami, Teresa, Rick and family....

Luke Stokebrand Sep 7 2021 12:00 AM

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