Age: 82 years, 11 months, 28 days
CLARA E. HAGER
DOB: December 30, 1888
Crete, IL USA
DOD: December 28, 1971
South Chicago Heights, IL USA
Suburban Convalescent Center
Daughter of Charles H. and Caroline/Lena (NEE: Kappmeyer) Horn
Sister to: Charles H. ( Mae Howell), Walter .L (Lillian A. Bourg), Elsie (Robert D. Groeneveld), Herbert Paul (wife unknown), Reinhold William, Loena, Arthur H. and Vernon R. (Helen M. Howland) Horn
Wife to: Joseph A. Hager – Married 1918 the year her mother Caroline’s death
Mother to: Phyllis Hager Hensley(Joseph H. ) Stewart.
CLARA E. HAGER
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Spindler-Koelling Crete chapel for Mrs. Clara E. Hager, 82 of Crete, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Suburban Convalescent center, South Chicago Heights.
Mrs. Hager lived at 477 North street in Crete.She was a lifelong resident of Crete, having been born there December 30, 1888. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran church of Crete, the Ladies Aid of the church and the Crete Women’s club.
The Rev. A.T. Kretzman, pastor of Trinity, will officiate. Entombment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday and until time of the services on Friday.
Photo form a book “Crete Remembered”
by Carol Triebold and Phyllis Monk
She is survived by her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Stewart of Gary, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Groeveld of Joliet; a brother, Vernon R. Horn of Aurora; three grand-children, and two great-grand-children.
What Clara nor Josephs obituaries do not tell us is that Clara’s brothers; Walter, Charles, Arthur, Reinhold & Vernon lived with the Clara and Joseph from 1918 thru 1940.
Walter was married in 1921 and left the family home.
Clara’s mother died in 1918 the year of her marriage to Joseph, and Clara & Joseph took over the duties of taking care of the family.
Clara’s only other sister Elsie was married in 1914
Clara’s father Charles, the son of the first mayor of Crete was tragically killed in a train crash in 1905.
Because Clara’s headstone, along with a large portion of the Horn family compartment within the mausoleum, were destroyed by vandals in the early 1980’s, we are in the process of trying to obtain the white Yule Quarry “Lincoln Gold Vein” Marble needed to restore the missing panels.
More damage to the Horn Family Compartment.
Due to the damage we are not certain which crypts belong to Caroline, Arthur & Clara
Clara’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Mother: Caroline “Lena” (Kappmeyer) Horn
Brother: Walter L. Horn
Brother: Reinhold W. Horn
Brother: Arthur H Horn
First Cousins 1x removed: Caroline “Carrie” L (Kappmeyer) Struve & Arthur Struve
According to newspaper accounts, Arthur’s wife; Caroline Struve (NEE Kappmeyer) and Clara’s mother Caroline “Lena” Horn (Nee Kappmeyer) were cousins.