Former Nashotah fire chief dies
Village of Nashotah – Retired village Fire Chief Richard Hagemann, who was instrumental in the consolidation of three Lake Country fire departments, died Saturday morning at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc, according to Lake Country Fire and Rescue Chief Jack Edwards.
Nashotah Village President Richard Lartz said Hagemann was admitted to the hospice Friday. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, according to Lartz.
In the late 1990s, Hagemann was instrumental in convincing Nashotah and Chenequa elected officials and residents that they should consolidate their village fire departments.
He also helped convince Nashotah village officials to construct a new fire station that would be large enough to accommodate future consolidation of the newly created Lake Country Fire Department.
About a decade later, preparing to retire as chief of the Lake Country Fire Department, Hagemann helped advise the Lake Country Fire Board and the City of Delafield in the creation of what would become Lake Country Fire and Rescue, which is entering its third year of serving the communities of Chenequa, Nashotah and the City of Delafield.
Lartz and Edwards said there will be no memorials or services.
“Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers,” Edwards said.
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