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Julia Agle Hausladen, 100, started Eden produce business

Feb. 12, 1915 – Sept. 4, 2015

Julia E. Agle Hausladen, an Eden resident and businesswoman who lived in the town her whole life, died Friday in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. She was 100.

She was born in Eden in 1915 and attended a two-room schoolhouse in the town, staffed by two teachers and heated by a wood stove.

She graduated from Hamburg High School and later from Bryant & Stratton Business College in Buffalo.

Mrs. Hausladen married Edward W. Agle of Eden in 1942. He died in 1973.

She helped run Agle’s Farm Market and Greenhouses on Route 62 in the town for 46 years. She and her husband started the produce business in 1956.

“My mother was the businesswoman behind it,” Marjorie Yarger, one of their children, said of the business.

According to her daughter, Mrs. Hausladen – known as “Judy” – was recognized as the oldest resident of Eden and rode in several parades in recognition of that honor.

In a corn festival appearance, she said, her mother “got to ride in a yellow convertible.”

“She loved Eden,” Yarger said. “She was one of Eden’s biggest supporters.”

Mrs. Hausladen was later married for 16 years to Charles L. Hausladen, until his death.

She retired from Agle’s in her mid-80s in 2002.

Mrs. Hausladen was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She was involved in the church’s Ladies Guild for many years.

She also was involved in the Home Bureau in Eden for decades.

She enjoyed playing piano, knitting – she crafted handmade afghans – and playing bridge.

Survivors besides her daughter include a son, Richard E. Agle; another daughter, Beverly Dossinger; two stepchildren, Diane Glenn and Richard Hausladen; a sister, Helen Ackerman; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3487 N. Boston Road, Eden.