Harold Hagfors, of Braham, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his home.  He was 91 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church.

Harold Hagfors Service 

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

INURNMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery at a later date.

MEMORIAL are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church or your local Food Shelf.

Harold Theodore Hagfors, of Braham, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his home.  He was 91 years old.

Harold was born on November 2, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from Edison High School.  He served in the Naval Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1951.  He attended Dunwoody Institute, graduating as an apprentice electrician.  His career was centered in the electrical field and he retired as a representative of the Minnesota State Board of Electricity.

Harold was an active member of the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church and also served on the Braham School Board.  He was a member of the Sons of Norway, The Masonic Order, and the IBEW.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Bertha (Anderson) Hagfors, brothers, Warren (Marie) and Ronald.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Dorothy (nee Jansen); children, Rick (Kim), Ted (Debbie), Tom (Cheryl), Will (Cindy), and Mary Jo; 12 grandchildren, Kristen (Kevin), Adam (Jennifer), Ryan, Michael (Brittany), Marsha, Michelle (Mike), William Jr (Emeri), Tim (Courtney), Jennifer (Joel), Laura (Matt), David (Dallas), and Brian (Rikki); 12 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; brothers, Bruce (Pat), Curt (Kathy), Gordon (Kathy); sister Marlene (Norm) Miller; sister-in-law Judy; 50 nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends.

24 thoughts on “HAROLD T. HAGFORS”

  1. A kinder, gentler man one will never find. Harold was a friend to everyone, including many in the extended Brabec family. Our sympathies to Dorothy, their children and all the family. RIP, Harold.

  2. Dear Dorothy and Family. My sincere sympathy in the loss of dear Harold. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Love, Marie Grundberg

  3. Dear Dorothy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Harolds passing. He was always so happy and loving .He was such a very special fellow. He is going to be missed so much by everyone he met and came in contact with. He just made everyone so welcome.

  4. Tom, Cheryl and family I’m so sorry to hear of Harold’s death. Prayers and hugs going your way.

  5. To the Hagfors Family,
    The world lost a true gentleman and though I only met Harold twice but it was the stories I would hear from Virginia, Shawn and Lisa jo about summers at the farm and playing with all the animals; it had made their lives special and that was because of Harold and Dorothy and their loving and caring ways
    He will be missed by many but forgotten by none, all the lives he touched over the 91 years and the love will always live on
    May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead

  6. Our condolences to Harold’s family. He was such a fine example as a person. He was always there to help when someone needed a hand, and friendly with a quiet welcoming smile. He was so dedicated to his school and church community. He will be sorely missed!

    Butch and Dixie Erickson

  7. Dorothy and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will remember Harold as a kind and friendly man and was appreciated for his support of the music program.

    Marlene and Darwin Nelson

  8. Sincere Condolences
    Always enjoyed our visits at Creekside Cafe in Rush City.
    Both being from northeast mpls and graduating from Edison high school.

  9. Although I have not seen Harold for many years, my family (Allen Westby is my dad, son of Gudrun Westby Hagfors) and I enjoyed many summer visits during my childhood days. I have so many good memories. Harold will forever be in my heart.

  10. Harold was a genuinely kind and thoughtful person. He was always positive and pleasant and gave valued leadership to his church and community. Condolences to the family.

  11. Condolences to Harolds family. Harold was a friend. I enjoyed visiting with him over coffee. He had a great sense of humor and was interesting to talk with. Harold will be missed by everyone.

  12. I’m saddened to hear of Harold’s passing. I have such fond childhood memories of visiting the Hagfors farm. Also had the pleasure of Dorothy and Harold visiting us in California in the 90’s and shared in a painting class at my place in San Jose. My sincerest condolences to the Hagfors family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cheryl (Westby) Whalen

  13. Dorothy and family my Sympathies and Prayers to you all. We 3 had some good times and he will be missed by many. Hope to see you this summer. Will call around 2/26 or before. Always, Bev.

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    To Dorothy and the Hagfors families,
    My deepest sympathy in the passing of Harold.
    Dorothy, when ever I would see you and Harold around town your faces would light up and you were so glad to see me. You made me feel special and loved. I will never forget his kind smile.
    Sherrie Evenson

  15. So very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. He was such
    a special person, so caring, thoughtful and kind. They sat behind us in church and we always enjoyed him and Dorothy so much. They always made us feel special! Our thoughts and prayers to you Dorothy and all of your family. We will never forget this wonderful man.
    Our love,
    Bill & Marlene Althaus

  16. We were so fortunate to know Harold and Dorothy these last few years as members of Sons of Norway. They were always cheerful and willing to help. We will miss Harold and wish Dorothy peace in her faith in the future.
    Sincerely, Marv and Barb Nuorala

  17. Dear Mary Jo, Dorothy and Family,
    In reading all of the wonderful memories and attributes of your beloved Father and Husband, I am sure he is sitting with a large group of brothers and sisters right now, talking about the many wonderful things he did on earth. I would have enjoyed meeting him, and hearing some of those stories…but I know MJ well, and thus I feel I knew Harold some through her, as the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. God Bless you all,

  18. Harold and Dorothy welcomed us to Braham 50 years ago.. We always enjoyed our visits and the kindness they showed our family. We will always
    remember his dedication on the school board and his fair, caring attitude toward our teachers and staff. Our sincere prayers of sympathy to his family whom we refer to as part of our Braham family.
    The Bodeens

  19. my sympathy for all the family. Ted I know you are feeling the loss of your dad. Prayers for you and the family of Harold .

  20. Harold was my brother-in-law and close friend. Miss all the Friday nites dinners at the frontier house,the blue moon in Stacy,and Evergreen in Isanti. He would help you when ever you needed it and was a true gentle man.

    Mar and I will miss him but will have our memories of a true Christian man.

    Norm and Mar

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