Deborah Hager

Deborah Lee Annette Schultz Hager, 65 years of age, of Waukon died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at her home. The celebration of her life was held Monday, April 6 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, with Greg Hamm officiating. Debbie was buried next to her father at Postville Cemetery.
Deborah Lee Annette Schultz Hager was born January 22, 1950 in Postville. She is the daughter of Cloy W. Schultz, Jr. and Lorraine Shirley Ann (Brown) Schultz. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. Debbie attended Postville Community Schools and graduated from Postville High School in 1968. She pursued higher education at Waldorf College in Forest City and continued her liberal arts education at Mankato State University.
December 18, 1971 Debbie was married to James Nathan Hager at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. Debbie and Jim were blessed with two sons, Jason and Joshua. Debbie enjoyed helping on the family farm and being a stay-at-home mom while the boys were growing up. She then pursued a professional career at the Allamakee County ISU Extension office in Waukon. With this experience and her natural artistic talents she was a frequent judge of 4-H projects at the Iowa State Fair, which she was so proud to be a part of.
For the past 20 years Debbie has been the smiling, beautiful face in multiple positions at Waukon State Bank. Most currently, she has been the customer service representative. Debbie has been involved in a variety of community service events. She also enjoyed being a member of the Allamakee County Fair Board.
Debbie's role in life has always been centered around family. She has been a loving mother and grandmother, a kind and caring sister, a dedicated daughter and generous friend. Family has always come first in Debbie's life. Whether it be a quaint gathering or grand family event, her artistic and creative talents made everything beautiful! Her favorite pastimes would include 'day trips' near the Mississippi River Valley, enjoying the fall leaves, the art or wine tours with the girls or exploring Effigy Mounds.
She had a talent and passion for creativity and artistry. She would love to hunt out antiques, jewelry, vintage clothing and primitive farm objects. Over the past decade she has had the opportunity for a few memorable trips with her children and her mother visiting the east coast and New York, Washington, DC and Martha's Vineyard.
Debbie is survived by her two children, Jason James (fiancée Becky Lutz) Hager and Joshua Jonn (Tara) Hager, both of Waukon; five grandchildren, Landen Hager, MaKayla Dahlstrom and Atlanta, Ayonna and Az Mckithen; her mother, Lorraine Schultz of Postville; her sister, Jacquelyn (Michael) Wilson of Rochester, MN; her brother, Blaine (Sherry) Schultz of Postville; her baby sister, Annette (Drew) Deering of Postville; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Cloy W. Schultz, Jr.
Honorary casketbearers were Landen Hager, MaKayla Dahlstrom, Atlanta, Ayonna and Az Mckithen, Krista Nebendahl, Keyli Schultz, Katrina Moreland, Alex Wilson, Kristi Syhlman and Tasha Knutson. Casketbearers were Jason and Josh Hager, Koal Deering, Jim Janett, Marcus Mihm, and Justin Knutson.
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