Dave Hagen Obituary, Death Cause – To All of Our Family and Friends My name is Barbara Hagen, and on behalf of my family I am writing to inform you that my father, Dave Hagen, passed away at his home in Greensboro, Georgia, on the evening of Saturday, May 6, 2023. He passed away quietly. He died surrounded by those he loved at the time of his passing. At some point in the future, we will hold a service in the city of Granite Falls.
In memory of my father, I would like to share some thoughts and memories with you. He had a sweet disposition and was a genuinely nice guy. He enjoyed getting to know new individuals very much. It didn’t make a whole lot of difference who he went to visit with. It didn’t matter to him whether the person was a long-time companion, a member of his family, or a complete stranger he had just met on the street; he took pleasure in the interaction with other people.
He made us laugh. He enjoyed a good laugh and was never one to miss an opportunity for one. He enjoyed entertaining others with his tales. Recently, the most of which were of the humorous things that his grandchildren used to say or do when they were younger. Because he got such a thrill out of it, he would laugh each and every time he recalled a memory, even if it was the thousandth time he told it. He would laugh even if it was the thousandth time he told it.
His cheerful and compassionate nature was put to the test over the past few of years as the symptoms of ALS worsened and brutally destroyed his body. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. I have the utmost respect and admiration for him as a person and for the bravery and fortitude he displayed even when faced with the gravest of challenges. He seemed calm and composed despite everything that was going on.
He was able to accomplish this goal as a result of his strong faith, the love and commitment of my mother Barb, as well as the love and support he received from a large number of members of his extended family and a large number of friends. Even while we are relieved that he is no longer in pain, it is still difficult for us to say goodbye.
I’ll always adore you, Dad, rest in peace.