Phillip W. Hagen, 77, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017 in Enumclaw. Born in Tacoma, Phil was a long time Auburn resident and graduated from Auburn High School in 1957. After serving in the US Navy as a crash fire fighter he worked as a fire fighter in several places, including the Auburn Fire Department, the Canal Zone Locks in Panama, and the Boeing Company Fire Department. Phil enjoyed vintage cars, and his favorite that he owned was a 1950 Mercury. He liked fifties and sixties music and also loved to travel. He had a great sense of humor and a very kind heart. Phil was able to reconnect with his high school sweetheart, Loretta, and the two of them were married in 2003.
He is survived by Loretta Argo Hagen; children Phillip Austin Hagen and Judith L. (Hagen) Cook; stepchildren Laurie Lawson, Linda Argo, Ed Argo, and Adam Argo; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.