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Wilfred R. Hagar Dec. 9, 1930 -- Sept. 14, 2005

Services will be held today for Wilfred R. Hagar, a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Hagar died Wednesday in Inter-Community Memorial Hospital, Newfane, after a brief illness. He was 75.

The Niagara Falls native attended local schools.

From August 1952 through June 1953, his Marine unit saw action in Korea.

After the war, Mr. Hagar worked as a millwright at Carborundum Corp. in Niagara Falls before joining General Mills, where he worked for 19 years, retiring in 1992.

He was an active Mason as a member of Lodge 551, F&AM, Ransomville; Niagara Commandery 64 and the Ismailia Shrine.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lamanda E. "Mandy" Lane; and five sisters, Althea Whittacare of Georgia, Mary Coolbaugh of North Tonawanda, Orland Ballard of Connecticut, Betzann Carroll of Boston, Mass., and Carol Beck of Beggs, Okla.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Burial will be in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.


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