August Hagemeister - July 02, 2012

August ‘Augie’ Hagemeister, 77, of Phillips, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 6 at the Phillips United Methodist Church. The Rev. Marta Wheeler will officiate. Interment will be in the Phillips Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
August Hinton Hagemeister, the son of August and Maggie May (Hinton) Hagemeister, was born in Hamilton County, Nebraska on July 17, 1934 and passed away in Grand Island on July 2, 2012, at the age of 77.
He grew up on the family farm near of Aurora and graduated from Aurora High School. Augie served in the U.S. Army from 1956-58. After his discharge he returned to farm in Hamilton County.
On June 1, 1963, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Niedfelt at Messiah Lutheran Church in Grand Island. Augie was a lifelong farmer of Hamilton County. They lived in Grand Island for a short time after they were first married. After their son, Ronnie, was born they moved to a farm north of Aurora until 1970. They then moved to a farm near Phillips, where they have lived the last 42 years.
Augie was a charter member of the Phillips Lions Club. He enjoyed attending his morning coffee group, auctions and garage sales. He loved collecting antique cars and farm toys. Augie and Liz were members of a card club and he especially enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Ronald; four brothers, Ervin, Orvis, Glen and Gene Hagemeister and two sisters, Lorena Eicher and Ruby Forte.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Liz of Phillips; son, Michael (Sally) Hagemeister of Arlington; daughter, Debra (Jason) Galindo of Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Hagemeister of Phillips; 6 grandchildren, Kyle and Kayla Lynn Hagemeister, Madison Ann and Mackenzie Ann Hagemeister and Geoffrey and Isabella Galindo. He is also survived by his sister, Doris Iliff of Aurora.

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