|Remembering Oswald Hager|
Oswald Marven Hager, retired associate professor of business, died March 19 at Valley Memorial Homes Eldercare Center, Grand Forks. He was 98.
Hager, son of Martin and Nekolina (Tofsrud) Hager, was born March 31, 1908. He attended school in the Northgate and Flaxton, N.D., communities before attending St. Olaf College in Norfield, Minn., where he graduated in 1930. He was a high school teacher in Wasta and Huron, S.D., and later an associate professor at UND for several decades in the School of Business. He was known as the "Father of Distributive Education," an area of education he passionately believed in and advocated.
Hager and Helen Morrison, a teacher and homemaker, were married June 8, 1936. She died Oct. 18, 1994.
Hager was a member of numerous civic and University organizations, including SCORE, the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, and the Grand Forks Lions Downtown Club. He enjoyed traveling, camping and gardening.
He is survived by a son, Marvin M. Hager, Mandan, N.D., a daughter Carol (Dr. Larry) Larsen, Towson, Md., two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, brother Dr. Jerome Hager, Coon Valley, Wis., and sister, Evelyn Hill, Grand Forks.
Funeral services were held March 24 in Grand Forks. Memorials are preferred to the Oswald M. Hager Scholarship Fund, University of North Dakota.