Gerd E. Hagen - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

December 8, 1926 - March 21, 2023

Gerd E. Hagen, (Fremming), age 96 of Edina, passed away on March 21, 2023. She was born December 8, 1926, in Minnesund, Eidsvoll, Norway. She spent much of her youth with her siblings on the family farm, or at the family's summer home near Vorma and Mjosa. She met her husband, Bjorn Hagen, with whom she moved to the U.S. in 1947. They married in 1948 and gave birth to their son, Rolf, in 1951. They together founded and for many years operated a successful fur business. They built a log home, where they enjoyed many summers with friends and family. In addition, she organized and hosted countless events for various social and cultural groups.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bjorn; son, Rolf; and brother, Bjorn. She is survived by her sister, Aud; daughter-in-law, Zelle Hagen; grandchildren, Brock Hagen and Jillian Ruston (Ellis); great-grandson, Alex; numerous nieces and nephews, and many more loving family and friends.


  1. Kathy Burud says:

    “Dear Zelle and family. We’re so blessed to have known and loved your dear mother-in-law/grandma/great grandma. Gerd was a lovely lady, a wonderful wife and mother, a cherished friend, and undoubtedly the best hostess of all time, during the many holiday parties and gatherings held in the home she shared with Bjorn. We cherish the memories and truly miss Gerd, but are comforted in knowing she is reunited in heaven with Bjorn & their beloved son Rolf. Love, the Buruds, Rochefords & Thompsons”

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