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Melinda Hagenmaier

November 4, 1963 — November 24, 2023

Melinda Hagenmaier

Melinda Annette Hagenmaier, age 60, of Randolph, passed away Friday evening, November 24, 2023, at the KU Medical Center after a courageous three year long battle with colon cancer.

She was born on November 4, 1963, the daughter of James & Lucy (Parker) Wells, the youngest of nine children.  She grew up in Kansas City, MO and finished her high school career in Minden, NE. 

Melinda had worked for the United States Postal service for 11 years, most recently at the Clay Center office, where she enjoyed her co-workers and meeting and greeting her postal patrons.  Melinda’s family meant everything to her, and she worked tirelessly showing her love to all of them.  She was especially excited for the upcoming marriage of her son, Dakota and future daughter-in-law, Alexandria Capp and had recently hosted an engagement party for them.  Melinda was surprised to have all her sisters show up to her house for an early 60th Birthday celebration to get her crown, which was passed down for each sister’s 60th Birthday.  Melinda was very crafty, with Hobby Lobby being one of her favorite stops.  She enjoyed decorating for the holidays, Christmas being her favorite, so she could display her large Santa collection.  She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Nebraska Cornhusker football fan.  She loved camping with family and her and Robbie had worked to renovate two campers, the first one lovingly known as “The Turd”.  The second one she used as therapy to keep her mind busy while facing the daily challenges the cancer presented, which she met with strength and courage.     

She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Hagenmaier of the home; two daughters, Kassie (Adam) Cote,  and Khyla Nelson; one son Dakota Hagenmaier (Ali); her six grandchildren, Connor, Otto, Jocelyn, Aurora, Robyn and Oliver who were the light of her life; eight siblings, Judy (Jim) Runions, Gary (Sandy) Wells, Wayne (Judy) Wells, Diane (Gary) Currence, David (Brenda) Wells, Madonna (Bob) Bishop, Becky (Randy) Watson and Jimmy (Trish) Wells; two sisters-in-law, Lori (Jay) Anderson and Shelly (Marvin) Mugler; one brother-in-law, Dennis Hagenmaier and numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, James & Lucy Wells. 

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 8, 2023, at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nelson Family Community Foundation (NFCF) to assist with medical expenses for families in the community.  Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 8, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home

303 S. Broadway, Riley, KS 66531

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