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Charles McKay Hagerman

December 11, 1925 ~ October 28, 2019 (age 93)


Memorial service for Charles Hagerman Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Upton, WY. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2019 at Meridian Mortuary, Newcastle, WY.  Charles M. Hagerman Jr. passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Charles McKay Hagerman Jr was born in Upton, WY on December 11, 1925 to Charles McKay Sr and Minnie Dorcas (Wiseman) Hagerman.  His brothers were Art, Earl, and Bill Hagerman   Sisters were Cleo Daniels and Fern Burdick. Charles attended school in Upton, WY where he graduated high school.  He then went on to National College of Business where he received his Business Degree. On June 12, 1951, he married Viola Mae McPherson. The couple made their home on the Ranch 10 miles NE of Upton where they lived for 68 years raising seven children. Charles ranched and farmed the land with Viola by his side. After many years of ranching/farming he began a job with True Oil Company as a bookkeeper /gauge reader where he worked for over 25 years. Charles enjoyed ranching, hunting, fishing, and raising exotic and domestic animals. He also had a green thumb, raising beautiful flowers and vegetable gardens. He loved his African Violet Plants. He also enjoyed raising tropical fish and birds. But most of all, he cherished his family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Art and Earl Hagerman, sisters, Cleo Daniels and Fern Burdick, his daughter, Cathy Hagerman Kraft, and grandson, David Kraft.  He is survived by his wife, Viola; brother, Bill, sons Ed, Clint, and Mike Hagerman, daughters, Linda Hatch, Susan Snelson, and Janet Herring; along with 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Charles will be remembered by friends and family for his many talents from playing organ, his nurturing of living things, and his love of family. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Charles’ name in care of Meridian Mortuary 111 South Railroad Ave, Newcastle, WY 82701. Condolences may also be expressed at



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November 4, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Meridian Mortuary
111 South Railroad Ave
Newcastle, WY 82701

Memorial Service
November 9, 2019

2:00 PM
1st United Methodist Church-Upton
834 Pine Street
Upton, WY 82730

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