Keith Hagen

March 20, 1940-Jan. 7, 2021

Keith Hagen, 80, Minot,

ND, passed away Thurs-

day, January 7, 2021, at

Trinity Hospital, Minot,


Keith was born March

20, 1940, the son of Hjal-

mer (Jim) and Helen

Hagen at St. Joseph Hos-

pital in Minot, ND. Keith

was raised on the family

farm SE of Minot and at-

tended Bell School,

Harrison School, and

Minot Model. He graduat-ed from Minot Adult

Learning Center in 1994.

Keith’s first residence

after leaving the farm was

the Minot YMCA and

thereafter kept an apart-

ment in downtown Minot.

He worked at North Hill

Foods for many years.

His last 18 years of service

was as a dedicated

volunteer in Environmen-tal Services at Edgewood

Vista. He quickly became

part of the Edgewood fam-

ily and always took time

to stop and visit with the

employees and have

lunch with them. He

would report on sports

events or update on his

recent karaoke perfor-

mances (of which he was

very proud). Whether

rain, sleet, or snow, Keith

walked to Edgewood

every week from down-

town for 18 years.

Although he “retired”

from volunteering, he

continued to stay as a

resident. Shortly

thereafter, the Edgewood

staff nominated him for

the North Dakota Long

Term Care Cherished

Hopes Award, which he

won. Keith loved base-

ball, especially the Min-

nesota Twins, and Cher-

ished Hopes made it pos-

sible for him to travel to

Minnesota with his

cousin Ken Johnson to see

them play. Keith was

loved by his Edgewood

family and will be truly


Keith’s love of baseball

and the Twins is reflected

in his massive baseball

card collection, annual

trips to Minneapolis to see

them play a series and a

frequent fan of baseball

teams at Corbett Field in

Minot. Keith loved to sing

karaoke in downtown

bars. His favorite songs

were old time country.

Hank Williams, Merle

Haggard, and Johnny Cash

were his favorites.

Keith made many

friends while visiting

many downtown

businesses. The folks of

downtown Minot who

warmly welcomed Keith

into their businesses will

surely miss him. Keith

was a lifetime member of

First Lutheran Church

and faithfully attended

every Sunday he could ac-

companied by his cousin

Mark Rasmussen who

would also take Keith to

many sporting events in

the community.

Keith’s loving family

includes many nieces,

nephews, and cousins.

Keith was preceded in

death by his parents,

brother Leroy and infant


Celebrating the Life of


Funeral Service will be

held Thursday, January

14, 2021, at 10:30 am at

First Lutheran Church in


Those attending are re-

quired to wear masks and

social distance.

Visitation: Wednesday

from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00

p.m. at Thompson-Larson

Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred to First Luth-

eran Church, Minot, ND

The service will be

livestreamed for the pub-

lic to view and can be ac-

cessed by going to


Those wishing to sign

an online guest register

may go to www.thompson


Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot, ND