Kristi Rae Hager, 48, of Battleview, N.D., died peacefully at her Battleview residence on Saturday, June 22, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with Huntington’s disease.
Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Powers Lake. Pastor Dan Paulson will officiate and interment after a reception at the church will be held at the Battleview Cemetery.
Kristi Rae was born May 16, 1965, to Eugene and Emogene (Bykonen) Schroeder, in Tioga. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Battleview. She was raised in Battleview and attended her first three years of school in Battleview and the rest of her education in Powers Lake, graduating from Powers Lake High School in 1983.
Kristi was united in marriage to Glen Hager on Nov. 23, 1990, in Minot. Their son, Matthew, joined this union on April 28, 1999. The family made their home in Battleview, where they have continued to live and raise Matthew.
Family was very important to Kristi. She loved to visit with family and friends. When her health began to fail, she would still call her friends and family over to the house to visit. Kristi was most proud of Matthew and would not miss any of his activities or events. She was a caregiver most of her life. She was always there to help anyone who needed her. She was a daycare provider in the community for many years.
Kristi worked for various gaming non-profit organizations dealing blackjack and calling Bingo. She continued this until ill health forced her to retire in 2010. Even during her illness she very rarely missed Bingo Night! Kristi loved life and all of her family and friends, never did a conversation end without her saying to the person she was visiting with those words of magic, “I Love You.!
Kristi is survived by: her loving husband, Glen; her proudest accomplishment, son, Matthew, of Battleview; her father, Eugene Schroeder, of Battleview; sister, Lori (Kevin) Hollingsworth, of Gresham, Ore.;, brother, Jody (Amy) Schroeder, of Powers Lake; mother-in-law, Leona Bush, of Minot; brothers-in-law, Loren Reinholdt, of Ray, James Hager Jr., of California, David and Andy Hager, both of Minot; sister-in-law, Angie Hager, also of Minot; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and very special friends, Susan Imsland, of McGregor, N.D., and Kim Rodin, of Kenmare, also survive her.
Kristi was preceded in death by her mother, Emogene Schroeder; brother, Daniel; sister, Michelle Reinholdt; nephew, Bryce Reinholdt; grandparents, Walter and Lilli Schroeder and Cliff and Anna Bykonen.
All visitations for Kristi will be held at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Powers Lake today, June 26, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.M and Thursday from Noon until service time.
Friends may share condolences and memories with the family online at (www.fulkersons.com).
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Tioga is in care of the arrangements.