We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Forest Park Funeral Home
Wayne Hagen was born June 28, 1938 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to parents, Elmer Hagen and Lavina Fleming Hagen. Wayne Hagen died July 7, 2022, at 1:00pm. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Virginia. He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Lawler Hagen, and his second wife, Doris Houston Hagen.
Wayne Hagen's surviving family includes his only child, Cherie Brigitte Hagen Roberts, her husband Louis Roberts; his sister, Nancy Lupien; and grandchildren, Nigel Augustine Woyton, Trevor Xavier Woyton, and Isabel Rose Woyton. Wayne is also survived by the children and grandchildren of his late wife, Doris Houston Hagen. I have been unable to notify any of these relatives because I cannot access his computer. I am praying that one of those children will see this. Wayne considered Doris's children and grandchildren as his family. Wayne is also survived by his current wife, Evelyn Walker Hagen, and her children, Warren Walker and his wife Kim, and Wendy Walker Williams and husband, Mickey, along with their children. Wayne considered her children and grandchildren as his family.
Wayne graduated high school from Grand Forks High School in May 1956. Wayne was an extremely talented and accomplished musician. He specialized in percussion and attended Centenary College of Shreveport from 1967-1971 when he graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Percussion Cum Laude. He was the first student in history of Centenary College to be awarded Departmental Honors in music! Wayne went on to study for his Master's degree in music at North Texas State University. It was during that time that his life took a turn. Wayne and his wife, Juanita, and daughter, Cherie, traveled with the play, Fiddler on the Roof, during his summer break from Texas State. He was the percussionist in the orchestra for the play. He took a part time security job that summer and realized his true calling: police work. He became a police officer in the Shreveport Police Department in January 1973. He was very proud to serve his community as an officer of the law. He was well known in the "beat" as he frequently served as "Black Glove," a nickname he was proud and fond of. He retired from the police department in December 1995. Wayne also served as security detail for the Shreveport Regional Airport for many years.
Wayne believed his most important accomplishment was accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He was very devoted to his spiritual connection with Christ. He was baptized in the Catholic faith on April 7, 2007 at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Shreveport, LA. Wayne's memorial mass will be at the church of the Sacred Heart Of Jesus, 4736 Lyba St., Shreveport, La. Memorial mass starts at noon with visitation at 11am on July 14, 2022. Cemetery service will be after church service at Forest Park West cemetery.