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Herman E Dagsen

Herman E Dagsen

March 10, 1924  ~  January 30, 2013


OGDEN - Herman E. Dagsen, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in Ogden, Utah. He was born on March 10, 1924 in Willard, Utah, a son of Parley B. and Laura Stevenson Dagsen. Herman served in the US Army during World War II from 1945 to 1947. He married Winona Vellinga on October 11, 1947 in Ogden, Utah. They were later divorced. He worked as a janitor for General Services Administration for the Forest Service. Herman like to square dance, drinking, fishing, camping, yodeling and Marilyn Monroe. Surviving are six children, Maxine (Gary) Dewey; Boyd Dagsen; Diane (Rick) Lindsey; Stephen (Amandalyn) Dagsen; Lynnette (Leon) Wright; Ra Nae (Bruce) Cragun; 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; one sister, Lucille Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters. Herman wishes were to be cremated. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 941 East 3300 South #100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

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My thoughts and prayers are with Boyd and his family at this time. Life changes give us time to reflect on life. May we all make the choices that will make our lives better for us and for those around us.



To the family of our friend Herman...we are so sorry for your loss. The first time we met him, he was living at Three Link Towers in Ogden and we there as the entertainment. We sang a song called, "There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere" and though he used a walker he mustered the strength to stand at attention and salute throughout the entire song. He has been my hero since. We have visited with him many times at Wasatch Care Center in Ogden and our trips there will never be the same without having Herman there to yodel with me. He was true patriot and a wonderful person and we are honored to call him our friend and we will miss him tremendously. We will treasure his memory in our hearts forever. Our prayers are with you all. RIP Herman!


Steve and Terri Taylor


Herman was just the sweetest man. Finding out he passed away really just broke my heart. Fly High with Marilyn Cowboy<3

Breann Williams


My thoughts go out to Hermans family. I met him in 1984, I was very young he used to give me allot of advice about life. Some of which I still use today. He will be missed. I was sorry to hear about his passing, loosing track of such a wonderful individual was truly my loss. He will always be remembered.

Michelle Hill







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