Jacob William “Jack” Hager

January 20, 1924 ‒ July 05, 2008

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Jacob William “Jack” Hager, 84, of Westview Boulevard, Mansfield, died Saturday morning July 5, 2008 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness.

He was born January 20, 1924 in Mansfield to Joseph and Katherine (Schmidt) Hager, and had been a lifelong Mansfield resident.

Though he attended Ontario Schools for most of his years, he was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School. Jack earned his BA in Marketing from Ohio University in 1948.

A WWII Army veteran, Jack served with the 3569th Service Command Unit. He was a member of Robert P. Spreng Post #36 AMVETS, and McVey Post #16 American Legion.

Jack worked 39 years as a sales representative with National Cash Register, retiring 22 years ago.

He was a member of Mansfield Liederkranz, and always enjoyed reading a good spy novel or mystery thriller, historical novel or the latest Tony Hillerman book.

Blessed with a lovely sense of humor, he was quite the sports fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns. Jack will be remembered for his generosity and his endearing love for his family, especially his grandchildren.

His family includes his wife Betty (Slatton) Hager, whom he married November 27, 1946; son and daughter-in-law Mark & Karen Hager of Columbus; son Eric Hager in Colorado; grandchildren Jason & Melissa Hager of Bay Village, Katherine Hager and Sarah Hager both in Colorado; sister Betty Kudrak of Mansfield, sister and brother-in-law Rosemary & Jack Shisler of Beavercreek; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Joseph, Mathias “Motz,” and Henry Hager and a sister Julia Warga.

The Hager Family will receive friends Monday, July 8, 2008 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home), where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Military Honors will be presented by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association may be made at the funeral home

Condolences may be made to the Hager Family online by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com