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Obituary: Beatrice Hager


August 8, 2022

Beatrice Hager

New Rockford, N.D.

Beatrice Hager, age 90, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 at CHI St. Alexius Health, Carrington, N.D.

Beatrice's visitation was held Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 1 - 7 p.m. with a rosary service at 6:45 p.m., which was followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, August 5, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford. Her burial was at the St. John's Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford. Fr. Reese Weber officiated with special music by Heather Klocke. Pallbearers were Tara Thumb, Bryan Rieger, Dana Rieger, Joni Heidt, Christopher Hager, Tina LaPorte and Ryan Kalinowski. Honorary bearers were all of Beatrice's great-grandchildren and great-great grandson.

Beatrice was born on August 1, 1931 to Bernard and Rose (Ripplinger) Wentz at Esmond, N.D. She attended rural school in Pierce County.

Beatrice married Romaldus Hager on June 13, 1955 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond. They made their family home on a farm in Grandfield Township near Sheyenne, N.D. They were blessed with seven children. Romaldus passed away on January 31, 1978 at the age of fifty-six. Beatrice moved from the farm to Harvey, N.D. in 1982 to be near her elderly parents. She did in-home daycare for a few years before taking a job at St. Aloisius Medical Center. Beatrice moved to New Rockford in 2010. She was a wonderful mother and dedicated her whole life to her family. She will be very greatly missed. Her religion was very important to her. It saddened her greatly not to be able to attend weekly mass but she never missed watching mass on TV every Sunday morning.

Beatrice is survived by six children Darrell Hager, Carrington, N.D.; Karen (Dave) Rieger and Shirley Kalinowski (Dean Arneson) of Sheyenne, N.D.; Dale (Terri) Hager, Harvey, N.D.; David (Jackie) Hager, Great Falls, Mont.; and Duane (Lisa) Hager, Harvey, N.D.; two brothers Joe (Sandie) Wentz, Bismarck, N.D. and Gordon (Donna) Wentz, Sartell, Minn.; three sisters Paulene Wentz and Bernice Martel, Bismarck, N.D. and Gloriann Gaarder, Valley City, N.D.; seven grandchildren Tara (Elvis) Thumb, Sheyenne; Bryan (Tara) Rieger, Sheyenne; Dana Rieger (Sam Freidt), Washburn, N.D.; Christopher (Whitney) Hager, Cavalier, N.D.; Ryan (Daphnie) Hager, Cavalier; Joni (Ryan) Heidt, Bismarck, N.D.; and Tina (Scott) LaPorte, Langdon, N.D.; fifteen great grandchildren, plus two on the way, one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Daniel and sister, JoAnn Volk.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of New Rockford, N.D.


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