Merlin Hageman (1959-2018)

Merlin D. Hageman, age 59, of Wauseon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, November 4, 2018, in his home.

Mr. Hageman was a graduate of Bryan High School and had worked in law enforcement for twenty years with the Stryker Police Department, retiring as chief. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and antiquing and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. He was a devoted husband and father and his grandkids were everything to him.

Merlin D. Hageman was born on July 2, 1959, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Ronald and Shirley (Hershiser) Hageman. He married his soul mate and best friend, Brenda K. Stough, on June 18, 1983, in Bryan and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Christopher Hageman, of Ney, Ohio, Matthew Hageman and David Mendoza, both of Toledo, Ohio, and Dalton (Trisha) Hageman, of Wauseon; two grandchildren, Aidan and Willow, four step- grandchildren, Joey, Emily, Amber and Hunter; his mother, Shirley Hageman, of Bryan, Ohio; two brothers, Gary Hageman, of Bryan, and Dennis Hageman, in Arizona; and one sister, Teresa Kroetz, of Stryker, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Hageman.

A visitation celebrating the life of Merlin D. Hageman will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 2:00-8:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan. There will be no services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family for expenses.


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