Robert “Royal” Hagens, age 57, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014.
He was born May 6, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He resided in Gurnee Illinois, but had plans for retirement in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. He worked for U.S. Cellular and was the proud new owner of Junction Tap in Boulder Junction; a dream come true for him and his wife.
Royal is survived by his wife and best friend Terry Angela Coyle; his son Michael (Melanie) Salins; his stepbrother Cliff (Janice) Cooley; his stepchildren Heather (Jason) Bomhower, Keith (Julia) Kline, and Ryan (Rachael) Kline; and his five grandchildren Brenna and Sai Salins, Annabell and Cameron Kline, and Sierra Bomhower. Royal was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Ernest Hagens, and mother, Mabel Sunshine Monroe.
“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.” ~Anonymous
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., with a brief service at 3:00 p.m., on Friday, 24 October 2014 at Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031. Following services, family and friends will gather where Royal and Terry met, The Fogcutter, 36021 North US Highway 45, Grandwood Park, IL 60046.
“And if you feel that you can’t go on. And your will’s sinkin’ low. Just believe and you can’t go wrong. In the light you will find the road. You will find the road.” ~Led Zeppelin
In lieu of flowers, have a beer.