ERNEST "Ernie" HAGER age 92 of Twinsburg, beloved husband of the late Geraldine R. (nee English), dear father of E. Waitman (Cindy) Hager, Scott (Dawn) Hager, and the late Bud Hager (Jill), loving grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 14, brother of Jimmie, Becky Koleski and the late Eunice and Aiden, died Saturday April 8, 2017.

Ernie was proud to be a veteran of the US Army, having served his country in active combat during WWII. He was retired from Ford Motor Co. Walton Hills Stamping Plant where he worked in welder maintenance for 48 years. He was a quiet, simple man who loved God, his family and his country. He worked hard all his life and served many years as Building Chairman at the Bedford Church of the Nazarene, where he was a member. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, could fix anything with duck tape, but was most reluctant to share his hidden stash of chocolate!

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer Association or Serenity Hospice, 4466 Darrow Road, Suite 9, Stow, OH 44224.

Services are Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 11 am at The Bedford Church of the Nazarene, 365 Center Road, Bedford Ohio 44146 where visitation is 10-11 AM at the church. Military burial to follow at Locust Grove Cemetery Twinsburg, Ohio. Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home Twinsburg, Ohio 330-425-2244. www.johnsonromito.com

(Johnson-Romito Funeral Home 330-425-2244 TB 4-12-17)