Cedaredge resident Earl W. Hagen died March 12, 2017.
He graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines in 1955 and worked as an engineer and manager for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 35 years. He was internationally lauded for his extensive research and expertise in large industrial tires. He enjoyed the outdoors and volunteering as a pilot for Arizona Search and Rescue.
Mr. Hagen is survived by his wife, Midge; daughter, TriciaAnn; sons, Mark (Melissa) and Michael (Frank); five grandchildren, LeAnn (Michael), Lauren (Michael), Robert, Eric, Christopher (Candice); and three great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.