Frank Hager, 53

Frank Hager, 53, Wabash, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 11, 2018, at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

Frank was born Jan. 27, 1965, in Neuss, Germany.  He was the son of Ingrid Elizabeth (Lenz) Haeger and Friedhelm Willhelm Freidrich Haeger. 

He married Teresa Vanderpool, July 21, 2013, in Wabash.  She survives.

Frank served his first internship at Kunstoff and Kautschuk and achieved industrial master in plastic and rubber.  He was employed as North American Technology Manager for Kautex-Textron.  He had served the company for 36 years.

Frank was a natural problem solver and enjoyed helping others as often as possible.  He was thoughtful, kind and loved animals, especially his dogs.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycles, fishing boat, and fixing things, but most of all he loved being with his family.  He attended Encouraging Truth Ministries and enjoyed time in fellowship with other Christians.

Along with his wife, Teresa, and his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Caroline Haeger, Bonn, Germany; three step-children, Kimber (Amos Adams) Chang, Winona Lake, Peter (Chelsey) Chang, Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Kelley (Stephen) Snyder, Sheridan; one step-grandchild, Israel Carr, Winona Lake; a brother, Juergen (Birgit) Haeger; a step-sister, Elke (Hartmut) Sperling; a nephew, Stefan Haeger; and three nieces, Kristina Haeger, Desiree Roessel, and Beatrice Sperling, all of Germany.

A memorial service to honor Frank’s life will be held Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m., in the Nixon Room at the Honeywell Center, Wabash.  The Rev. Jackie will officiate.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Frank Hager.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.


Posted on 2018 Jan 12