Joseph James Hagarty

Joseph James Hagarty, 67, of Charles City, died Sunday, March 31, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 19, 1952, in Charles City, the son of Louis A. and Delma Dugan Hagarty. He married Jolene Hummel on July 18, 1969 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Charles City.

Joseph James Hagarty
Joseph James Hagarty

He was employed with White Farm Equipment in Charles City until retiring due to a work related injury.

Survivors include: his wife, Jolene of Charles City, two sons; Rusty (Denise) of Charles City and Matt (Dana) of Charles City; two daughters, Chaun (Jamie) Meighan of Charles City and Heather (Jason) Douglas of Milwaukee, Wis; Thirteen grandchildren, Keegan and Hannah Meighan, Tucker and Ezra Wilson, and Isabelle Douglas, Marley, McCrae, Mekyver, and Meric Hagarty, Gracie, Emryn, Harper,and Eden Hagarty; great granddaughter, Nora Meighan; four brothers, Louis L. (Barbara) of Waterloo, Paul A. (Rosalie) of Bellevue, Neb, Robert (Diane) of Cedar Rapids, and Thomas (Amy) of Charles City; seven sisters, LaVonne (Curtis) Biggar of Appleton, Wis, Carolyn (Bruce) Koll of Marshalltown, Ruth (Art) Hunt of Charles City, Geraldine (Craig) Lynch of Charles City, Judy (Don) Olejniczak of Charles City, Jane (Tom) Offerman of Charles City, and Jean (Bill) Holscher of Ankeny; two sisters-in-law, Rhonda (Richard) Hector of Charles City and Judy Hummel of Colorado Springs, Colo; special pets, Rosco and Rufus.

Preceded in death by: his son, Eric Hagarty; his parents, a sister, Theresa Rose in infancy; two nephews, Doug Hunt and Greg Biggar; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Hummel and Gary (Lora) Hummel.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery, both in Charles City. Public visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the church. Visitation also one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, Waterloo, is in charge of arrangements.

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