Beth Hagge – Winthrop

Beth Hagge, 81, of Winthrop, Iowa, died on Wednesday afternoon, October 20, 2021, at Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Independence.

Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 5, 2021, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton, Iowa, with Pastor Kathleen Christie officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at the Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home in Winthrop and for one hour before the service at the church on Friday.

Interment: Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Iowa.

A memorial fund has been established for Alzheimer’s Research.

Condolences may be directed to: Mike Hagge, 1005 Milstead Dr., Hiawatha, IA 52233.

Online obituary at

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and masks are suggested at the visitation and service.

Elizabeth Kay Tuel was born on March 22, 1940, in Lehigh, Iowa, the daughter of Albert & Katherine (Richey)
Higby. Beth was raised in Dayton and graduated from the Dayton High School in the class of 1958. She was
active in school activities including basketball and softball. After graduating high school, she continued to be
active in softball league, bowling league and enjoyed getting together with friends. Beth was united in marriage
to Jay Dean Hagge on June 20, 1959, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dayton, Iowa. The couple was blessed
with three sons, Monte, Michael and Marty. After the family moved to Winthrop in 1971, Beth worked as a
teacher’s aide at the East Buchanan Community School. She loved to travel and on most summer days you
could find her on the golf course.

Beth is survived by her three Sons: Monte (Kelly) Hagge of Keosauqua, Michael (Rhinda) Hagge of Hiawatha &
Marty (Kim) Hagge of Little Elm, Texas; seven Grandchildren: Timothy Hagge, Jessica Hagge, Sydney Hagge, Steven (Nicole) Goedken, Scott Goedken, Lauren Dalecky and Taylor Dalecky; Great Granddaughter: Lucy Goedken; Sister-in-law: Pat Tuel; Brother-in-law: Douglas Hagge and many Nieces & Nephews.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Timothy Tuel, Michael Tuel & Dale Tuel; sister: Billie (Tuel) Westphal; husband of thirty-seven years: Jay Hagge on February 24, 199 7, and more recently her loving partner; Paul Thompson.

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