Wilma Joyce Hagan the daughter of Floyd and Alice (Davis) Walters was born February 16, 1935 in Pierson, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Pierson where she graduated from Pierson High School in 1953. On October 29, 1953 she was united in marriage to Gene Hagan in Pierson. Following their marriage they lived briefly near Royal, IA before moving to Le Mars in 1958. Wilma worked at home helping to raise their children. She eventually worked for Mercy Medical Center as a CNA.
Wilma and Gene moved to Larrabee where they did daycare and foster care. Children were very important to Wilma and she enjoyed helping any child she could. They moved to Cherokee in 1998 and continued their foster care.
Wilma enjoyed gardening, flowers, and baking, especially cakes, cupcakes, and cinnamon rolls. She also liked to crochet blankets and cross stitch. Wilma loved nothing more than having a house full of kids. Grandkids, neighbor kids, daycare kids, and foster kids. Wilma and Gene loved every child that crossed their path as if they were their own. Every kid that grew up in Larrabee enjoyed playing at 'Grandma' Wilma's house at one time or another. She was everyone's grandma and always had the best homemade sprinkle cupcakes to pass out. She will be dearly missed by so many.
On Sunday, March 19, 2017, Wilma passed away at Careage Hills in Cherokee at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Alice Walters; husband, Gene Hagan; and two sons, Steve and Rick Hagan; one great-granddaughter, Katelyn Stimac.
She is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Gary) Hagan Simmons of Cherokee, IA and Robin Bush of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren, Alecia (Stan) Maurer of Cherokee, IA, Sara Stimac of Kansas City, MO, Shannan (Matthew) Scott of Cedar Rapids, IA, CJ Bush of Cedar Rapids, IA, Aaron (Kayla) Bush of Aurelia, IA, Melissa (Brian) Booton of Chicago, IL, Brandy Hagan of Fortuna, MO; great-grandchildren: Alexx Maurer, Hailee Maurer, Gabe Strimac, Emily McNamara, Austin McNamara, Olivia Bush, Jayden Bush, Andrew Bush, Brody Bush, and AJ Miller; honorary grandkids, Corinne James Peters, Bobbi Jo James, and Jeremiah James; one brother, Donald (Coralyn) Walters of Quimby, IA; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Hagan of Fortuna, MO; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Jean Morse
Wilma's grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The Old Rugged Cross"
Oak Hill Cemetery