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Lynn Hagaman

d. January 1, 2020

Hillsboro – Lynn Hagaman, 77, died January 1, 2020 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.  He was born September 20, 1942 to Joseph and Lucille (Moore) Hagaman in Liberal.  He married Charlotte Brownlee March 9, 1963 in Satanta, Kansas.  Survivors include: wife, Charlotte Hagaman of Hillsboro; daughters, Devon (Kevin) Gokmen of Huntsville, Alabama, Amy (Laird) Garner of Winston Salem, North Carolina, Jamie (Brent) Driggers of Hillsboro; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Cindy (Tom) Hanrahan of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Nancy (Kevin) Fox of Topeka.  Celebration of Life Service 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at Cottonwood Valley Baptist Church in Hillsboro.  Memorials to America’s Vet Dogs in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.  Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com

Life Sketch Taken from the Funeral Bulletin

Gerry “Lynn” Hagaman was born to Joseph P. “Jay” and Lucille (Moore) Hagaman September 20, 1942 in Liberal, Kansas, the first of three children. He loved to tell how he was one of the very first “war babies” born just nine months after Pearl Harbor was attacked. 

Lynn grew up working at his family’s businesses in Satanta, Kansas; first a movie theater and later a grocery store. It was in working side by side with his family that Lynn developed a love of business ownership which he would carry throughout his life. It was also in this grocery store that he got to know the love of his life, “Charlie,” who would later become his wife of 56 years. 

During his junior year of college, Lynn enlisted in Army the feeling it was the patriotic thing to do, little knowing the huge impact his time served would have on the rest of his life. 

Just after bootcamp, Lynn had weekend leave and used it to marry Charlotte (Brownlee) Hagaman on March 9, 1963 before being deployed to Germany…while the rest of his company went to Vietnam. Thirty-eight of his friends were lost in a single battle. He never got over the grief.

Lynn and Charlotte had three daughters: Devon, Amy and Jamie. He taught his girls everything he knew: his early business of carpentry and, later in life, photography, fishing, checking oil, shingling houses, hanging gutters, running the 800, throwing javelin, stealing and shooting a basketball, and how to be tough. He was notorious for his firm handshake that he may have used to scare off more than one prospective beau, but he also had an intensely protective and tender side and called in at least one daughter “sick of school.” 

Lynn was always a fierce advocate for the underdog, patriotism, entrepreneurship, “his girls,” and coffee with friends. He loved a good joke and escaped to the mountains as often as time allowed.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Hagaman, his daughters; Devon (Kevin) Gokmen, Amy (Laird) Garner, and Jamie (Brent) Driggers; grandchildren, Rachel Garner, Grace (Adam) Garner Levorse, Kemper (Sarah) Gokmen, Carolyn Garner,  Aaron (Cassandra) Gokmen, Isaiah Garner, Josiah Driggers, Kaden Gokmen, Abigail Driggers, Michal Garner, Penelope Garner, Andrew Driggers, Aliyah Gokmen, Jerusalem Driggers, Adele Garner, Seth Driggers and Eleanor Garner; his sisters Cindy Hanrahan, Nancy Fox and their families.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Lucille Hagaman.


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16 thoughts on “Lynn Hagaman

  1. Celebrating the one-of-a-kind life of my brother and mourning his passing with Charlotte and her three daughters ❤️🙏!!!

  2. Jamie, you and your family have my heart and my prayers, for much joy to carry you through until you see your dad again one day. He must have been so proud of you, and as he becomes a part of the cloud of your witnesses, encouraging you toward our great hope—to be one with the heart of our Maker— I believe he is still so proud of you.

  3. Charlotte, so sorry for your loss. Lynn was a great guy and classmate. I pray that God gives you and the girls comfort and peace during the time of your sorrow. Love

  4. Charlotte, I was so sorry to see what has happened in your family. I have fond memories of Lynn, you and your girls. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Charlotte, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family as you grieve the loss of Lynn. May you find peace and comfort in the arms of Jesus and each other. Our thought and prayers will continue to be with you in the days ahead. We send our love, Shirley

  6. Thoughts and prayers for all of you at this time. Love and Prayers from Huntsville, Alabama.

    The McGuckens and Higginbotham’s

  7. Charlotte,
    We were surprised and saddened to learn of Lynn’s death. We will keep you in our prayers.

  8. Charlotte, I’m so sorry to hear about Lynn’s passing. Working with Jay, Lynn and Tom at the Real Estate Office are some great memories. Hugs to you and your family.

  9. So sorry to hear of Lynn’s death. We are remembering each of you in our prayers. You have been special to us! Love and prayers, Gary & Linda

  10. I am so saddened to hear of Lynn’s passing. I spent several summer vacations in Satanta with the family. We always had a good time when we all were together. Charlotte you are in my thoughts and I am praying for you and your family & I know God will give you peace

  11. In the short time we’ve known Sister Charlotte we have grown to love her dearly. Our prayers go out to Charlotte and family.
    Scott and Yvonne

  12. Lynn was a cousin I barely knew, but that saddens me, as I can see we would have been great friends. Blessings to Lynn’s soul
    and to his family.

  13. So sorry to hear about LYNN.. Enjoyed talking to him at a Hagaman reunion. our prayer for all of his family.

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