Ralph Eugene Hager

Command Master Chief USN (Ret) Ralph Eugene Hager, 87, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at Atria Assisted Living. He was a native of Flaherty, Kentucky, a graduate of Flaherty High School and a member of St. James Catholic Church. He was a Korean and Vietnam War veteran and retired from the US Navy after 27 years of service. He also retired from the City of Elizabethtown after 18 years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1455, the Monsignor McGee General Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and a lifetime member of American Legion Kentucky Post 113. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Cacilia Huber Hager; his parents, Charles E. and Mary Edna Redmon Hager; seven brothers, Woodrow, John, Charles, Bernard, Joseph, James, and George Hager; and four sisters, Louise Ray, Helen M. Hager, Frances Evans, and Catherine Hager. He is survived by his children, Ralph J. (Beth) Hager of Bardstown and Charlotte A. (Robert L.) Johnson of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren, Robert, Kristin, Joshua, Brenna, and Alexa all of Elizabethtown; one sister, Hildagarde Buckles and a brother, Thaddeus "Pete" Hager; and one great grandson, Wesley. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Brown officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemtery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and continue after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to have a mass said in Ralph's name or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 starting at 10:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home

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