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Bernard Rex Hagen

June 29, 1927 ~ June 17, 2017 (age 89)

Bernard “Rex” Hagen, 89, left this world on his own terms surrounded by family at his Florida home on Anna Maria Island June 17, 2017.  Rex was born in Morocco, Indiana to Ross and Elizabeth Hagen on June 29, 1927.  There he married Helen Stone on May 13, 1951.  Rex proudly served in the Navy during WW II and the Air Force during the Korean conflict.  A self-made business owner, he started Superior Sample Company in 1957 in Ligonier, Indiana.  He enjoyed traveling the world, playing and watching tennis, golf, motorcycles and fast cars.  He was a graduate and life-long supporter of Purdue University, a member of many fraternal organizations including the Moose, Elks, Shriners, VFW and American Legion.  He was preceded in death by wife Helen, sisters Gracie Rice and Betty Kessler, brothers John and Vic Hagen.   He is survived by daughter Nancy (Rich) Stage of Big Sky, Montana and son Mark (Jeanna) Hagen of Cromwell, Indiana, along with five grandchildren.  A graveside service will be in Indiana at a date yet to be determined.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Community Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria, FL  34216.

Charitable donations may be made to:

The Community Center of Anna Maria Island
407 Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria FL 34216
Tel: 1-941-778-1908

 Service Information

Services to be held out of state

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