ROBERT L. HAGERTY
Robert L. Hagerty, age 96, was called to Heaven on August 23, 2013 while surrounded by his loving Wife of 46 years, Margaret (Norris) Hagerty and his family. He was born April 28, 1917 to parents Robert W. and Katherine E. (Fritz) Hagerty in Detroit, MI. Bob's family moved to Lansing when he was a young child and he graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1935.
Known state wide as a Workers Compensation and Unemployment Representative, he worked at Fisher Body beginning in 1937. He was active in the effort to organize labor at Fisher Body. This was the start of a devoted Union career. Bob served as a committeeman, worked in the area of Workers Comp., unemployment, industrial health, safety, and insurance. Bob helped other organizations such as the AFL-CIO, and the Teamsters Union with more than forty six years of dedicated service. He was appointed to the Lansing Labor Council and served on several boards and committees including the Lansing Board of Water and Light, the Lansing Housing Board, and the Capitol Area CAP Council where he served as vice president and financial secretary. He was director of the Michigan Voluntary Agency Group Plan for Unemployment Compensation and also taught classes at Black Lake. He retired from General Motors in 1982. Bob was a lifelong member of the Baily Lake Club, Clare, MI, and a faithful member of Grace Bible Church. He loved fishing, traveling, collecting traps from all over the world, and loved mowing his beautiful lawn with his John Deer riding tractor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Dorothy Romanek, Vivian Lile, Ida Booher and Virginia Hale.
Surviving are his loving wife Margaret and his children, Deanna Berry of Lansing, Kathryn (Roger) Andrews of Lake City, Bradley R. Hagerty (Cindy Inman) of Lansing, Sheri Randall, Sandra Randall (Wayne Cogan) of San Gabriel, CA; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and numerous other loving family members.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at Grace Bible Church, 1000 S. Canal Road, Lansing, MI 48917 with the Rev. Robert Grimwood officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing, MI.
The family will receive friends 6-8:00 PM Monday, August 26 at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com