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Jennifer Hagman 05/22/2024

Jennifer Lynn Hagman, age 51, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 22, 2024.

Jennifer, aged 51, was dedicated to spending her time with family and friends. Jennifer, of New Richmond, Wisconsin lost her hard fought battle to cancer on May 22, 2024.

Jennifer was born in Detroit Lakes, MN, on February 1, 1973 to Frank and Linda Hesby. Jennifer lived in Frazee, MN throughout her childhood and graduated from Frazee High School. She then attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She has worked at U.S. Bank for nearly 30 years as a Regional Sales Manager and she absolutely loved her job and the people she met throughout her career.

Jennifer married the love of her life, Jeff, in August, 1996. Jennifer cherished the love and support that Jeff consistently gave her throughout their marriage and this battle. After 6 years of marriage, they welcomed their first child, Jessica, in 2002. Then in 2004, their second child, Jacob, completed their family.

Jennifer was extremely involved in the community and it was one of her greatest passions. She was involved in her children’s sporting organizations and never missed any of Jessica or Jacob’s sporting events. Jennifer made many friendships through her community involvement and touched the lives of many.

Jennifer enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, watching the Viking’s, attending her children’s sporting events, and being an active member of First Lutheran Church. Jennifer loved to contribute to the community, specifically through involvement with the NRBA and Sunday School at First Lutheran Church. Jennifer also ensured she never missed an episode of Survivor or Wheel of Fortune. She has watched every season of Survivor and prides herself on that commitment.

Jennifer will always be remembered for her selflessness and dedication to those around her. She dedicated all of her time outside of work to her family and the community organizations she was involved in. Jennifer was consistently optimistic throughout her life and in this battle. She impacted everyone in her life through her positivity and dedication to serve others.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her Father Frank Hesby.

A Celebration of Jennifer’s Life was held at 3 pm on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at First Lutheran Church 218 County Rd K New Richmond, WI and streamed live through the link just below this obituary.  Visitation was also on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 1-3 pm at the church.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Jennifer’s service


  • Julie and Tony Bennett Posted May 22, 2024 3:14 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Save a message from your phone and some perfume that reminds you of her. So sorry.

  • Dodie Haas Posted May 22, 2024 5:11 pm

    When we leave this earth to love that we’ve given and received remains behind, do you like the lives of those we touch each memory, a candle burning Bright

  • Jackie Montreal Posted May 23, 2024 11:26 am

    God’s greatest blessings to Jeff, Jess and Jacob. I am truly sorry for your loss. Jennifer was always so friendly and kind to me and my girls. I will always remember how passionate she was during basketball season. My deepest sympathy to you all!

  • Valbona Marku Posted May 23, 2024 1:08 pm

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of playing golf with Jennifer last year during our sales meeting and I will always remember her beautiful smile and the way she lit up when she talked about Jeff, Jessica, and Jacob. It was truly a beautiful sight.

  • Kathy Dahl Posted May 23, 2024 2:00 pm

    Jennifer’s love shone through all. I was merely a co-worker who enjoyed basking in her light! What a lovely and wonderful human being! May God bless you all through her loss.

  • Travis Van Houten Posted May 23, 2024 2:43 pm

    Jennifer was true LEGEND. I was lucky enough meet her through our time together at US Bank. We would collaborate frequently on accounts that were in not in good standing because she was my go-to Saleswoman in that region. Jennifer constantly pulled through like the legend she was. I always held Jennifer among the highest of regards. I constantly looked up to her as a positive influence and example of the career path and milestones that I, too, wanted and still want to accomplish. It is with a heavy heart that I offer my sincerest condolences. Jennifer, may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.

  • Ashley Giordano Posted May 23, 2024 2:43 pm

    I never had the pleasure of working with Jennifer but, from the coworkers who have worked with her – every single one of them has had absolutely wonderful, positive experiences. She will be very missed in her professional world. I extend my prayers and condolences to her family in this difficult time.

  • Lisa Sieracki Posted May 23, 2024 9:14 pm

    Jeff, Jessica and Jacob,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for each of you. I have fond memories of having Jessica and Jacob at Ready, Set, Go; Jennifer always went out of her way to makes us feel appreciated. I will never forget when she and the kids dropped off a May basket at my house. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • David Spanton Posted May 24, 2024 11:12 am

    Jennifer will be missed, and we lost a true friend that sincerely cared about the people around her. God Bless you Jennifer.

  • Brian Perry Posted May 24, 2024 4:28 pm

    I knew Jennifer as a kind and positive work colleague for almost 17 years. I always appreciated her generosity and thoughtfulness. She never seemed to forget things like birthdays and even took the time to bring treats for me on such occasions. That is the sort of thing I remember her for, not the professional association – though she always went out of her way if I needed her assistance, whether she was on the road or taking the day off. It did not go unnoticed by me. I know others felt the same way. There were times when I was in a negative mood and she would put the situation into perspective, almost without trying. The world needs more people like Jennifer. I will miss her. I want her friends and family to know how much she meant to me, and I don’t think I did enough to let her know it.

  • Sandi Neidermann Posted May 24, 2024 6:40 pm

    Jeff and family, although it has been many years since I’ve seen all of you,, I was so sad to hear of Jennifer’s passing. May God keep you safely in his hands and give you strength She will always be in your hearts!

  • Roxy Posted May 24, 2024 6:55 pm

    Rico and I are so sad Jeff, Jessica and Jacob for your lose may God, family and friends help you through this most difficult time. You will be missed greatly by all who loved you dear Jennifer. ❤️

  • Alicia Schwartz Posted May 26, 2024 3:31 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer on serval projects at First Lutheran. Her positivity was contagious and made the hard work feel easier with her light hearted outlook. She will be missed terribly, my heart goes out to her young family who she was so dedicated to. She always light up when bragging about her kids (her favorite topic) and their great accomplishments!!!

  • Joel Pederson Posted May 30, 2024 1:46 pm

    Jeff & Family: It is difficult to find the right words. I have never lost a soul mate so I can’t relate to it. I can only say I’m very sorry for your loss. I have been thinking about you a lot since hearing this sad news. You are a strong man Jeff & will survive this. You have been a great Father to your children. You will help each other get through this. Take of yourself. Big J

  • Steph Karno Posted May 31, 2024 10:21 am

    My heart is with all of you. I can see your mom’s beautiful smile even as I type this. And, I can feel the pride she had in both of you “kids.” I know she’ll always be with you, but I know you will miss her every hour of every day. I have to be out of town on Saturday, but know I am with you in spirit.

  • Paula A Petersen Giles Posted May 31, 2024 12:02 pm

    I worked with Jennifer all my years (18) at USBank. She was a wonderful person and it was a honor to work with her. She will be sadly missed. RIP my friend….

  • Laurie Harvieux Posted June 1, 2024 10:20 am

    My deep sympathy goes out to you all. Though I did not know Jennifer well, I had the honor and privilege of serving with her on a task force at First Lutheran Church. Her smile lit up the room. Her encouragement, positive outlook and genuine joy had a radiating effect, touching many. I pray that Christ’s peace comfort you in these difficult days.

  • Brenda & Charlie Harvey Posted June 1, 2024 11:02 am

    Jeff, we are so sorry you have lost your wife at such a young age. Charlie said it reminded him of you losing your mom when you were so young. We are proud of you and your family. Of course, there will be tough days ahead, but we’re confident you will help your children get through this and they will help you get through it. Take comfort knowing that this is not the end, that you will be again together one day. You have another angel watching over you. Even though we haven’t seen you in a long time, we love you and care about you and your family. Someday we hope to see you again. Be strong and confident that God has a plan. We don’t always understand what happens, but Jennifer is probably already spreading her light from above. Love you!

  • Mark Dolezal Posted June 1, 2024 11:13 am

    My entire family wishes to share how kind Jennifer was to them. She was a bright soul and already is missed by so many. God bless you in this time.
    Thank you for streaming the service. We will be out of town, but will watch and our hearts and wishes are with Jeff and the family.

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