Norman L. “Norm” Hagy of Vandalia died in his home on Friday, April 22, 2011. Mr. Hagy was the son of Harold Hagy and Marie Moulton Kidd. In 1949, he married Pat Isbell in Vandalia. In 2009, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Services for Mr. Hagy will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia, with the Revs. John O’Dell and Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Haley Chapel Cemetery in Bluff City. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to services on Tuesday, both at the church. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Haley Chapel Cemetery or donor’s choice.
Mr. Hagy is survived by his wife, Pat; daughters, Pam and her husband Paul Imes of Caseyville, and Mary and her husband Michael Halford of Vandalia, IL; sons, Michael Hagy and wife Sharon of Vandalia, and John Hagy of Vandalia; brother Dwight Hagy and wife Bessie of Vandalia.
Grandchildren, Tina and her husband Master Sgt. John Kaiser of Pearl City, Hawaii; Curt and his wife Nickie Braun, Cory and his wife Marsha Braun, and Jason and his wife Kari Hagy, all of Vandalia; Kristin and her husband David Bogart of Brownstown; Levi and his wife Kristina Halford, and Chelsea and husband Brian Stout, both of Vandalia.
Great-grandchildren, Bradyn Kaiser, Ryan Kaiser and Lauren Grace Kaiser of Pearl City, Hawaii; and Brock Braun, Lauren Hagy, Matthew Hagy, Elaina Hagy, Nolan Halford and his identical twin sisters Lily and Lola Halford, Hayden Stout and Michael Braun, all of Vandalia.
Mr. Hagy was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Brian Hagy.
Mr. Hagy farmed for many years; he was the manager of Hi-Lanes Bowling Alley in Vandalia for several years; and he worked at the Illinois Department of Transportation Highway Garage in Vandalia, where he became a foreman, then a technical adviser for Gov. Jim Thompson. He then later retired.
Mr. Hagy was a member of Haley Chapel Church in Bluff City. He was Fayette County Republican chairman for 16 years, a mason of the A.F. & A.M. 16 Temperance Lodge of Vandalia and a Shriner of Ainad Temple of East St. Louis. He was an avid golfer and a member of Vandalia Country and Golf Club, where he was a member of the “Wobbly” Golf group of Vandalia.
Mr. Hagy enjoyed gardening, working with wood and making his family and friends lovely pieces of furniture. Norm enjoyed traveling, especially the golf trips; he was always ready to go at the drop of a hat. He had many fun trips with family and friends through the years.