Mildred Hagedorn Leggett, 95, Santa Claus

mildred-hagedorn-leppttMildred Hagedorn Leggett, 95, of Santa Claus, died Friday (November 18) at Willowdale Village in Dale. She was born September 28, 1921, to Oscar and Maria Mathilda (Werne) Vaal. She married Ervin Hagedorn October 12, 1940, in St. Meinrad. He died January 3, 1976. She married Robert (Bob) Leggett April 25, 2003.

Mildred was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Santa Claus. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, and fishing with family and friends. She enjoyed having her children and grandchildren gathered around her.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Leggett; nine daughters, Linda Braun and husband Jan, Lula Michel and husband Gene, Brenda Arnold and husband Pat, Ruthie Winchell and husband Rike, and Rita Voges and husband Jim, all of Santa Claus, Janice Flannigan and husband Michael, Jasper, Connie Schmitt and husband Charlie, Grayson, Georgia, Gail Kippenbrock and husband Jim, Carmel, and Laura Janay, Orlando, Florida.; three sons, Donald Hagedorn and wife Marietta, Waverly, Kentucky, Ralph Hagedorn and wife Judy, Morganfield, Kentucky, and Paul Hagedorn, Dale; one step-son, Mark Leggett and wife Sue, Ballston Lake, New York; one step-daughter, Barbara Burst and husband John, Bradenton, Florida; one brother, Edgar Vaal and one sister, Irene Wendholt, both of Ferdinand; 38 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-step-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and first husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Alvin Vaal.

All visitation and services are private to relatives only. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas Church with burial following in St. Meinrad Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

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