Passing: Jon Hagstrom 1963-2009

By Lavender May 22, 2009

Categories: Uncategorized


John David Hagstrom, 45, died unexpectedly on April 30 in St. Paul. He was born November 15, 1963, in St. Paul.

Jon Hagstrom

A happy, gentle person, he was a true connoisseur and manager of fine cooking and food preparation at various venues throughout the Twin Cities, including the Bolt/Minneapolis Eagle. He volunteered many hours with Triangle of Hope.

Hagstrom is survived by his parents, Al and Marion Hagstrom; sisters, Jan (Barry) Wallin, Jill (Daryl) Yankee; nieces, Katie and Betsy Wallin; nephews, John and Peter Wallin; other family; and many dear friends in the GLBT community.

Memorials are preferred to Animal Ark of Hastings or Second Harvest.

3 Responses to Passing: Jon Hagstrom 1963-2009

  1. Jill Yankee says:


    The family forgot to post this in Lavender, so I was wondering who did, and thank you.

    Jill Yankee

  2. Anne (Pleasants) Rierdon(Annie Bo) says:

    I just heard that Jonny Babe had passed. I’m heart is broken. He was my best friend for years, but circumstances split us up again & again. He was my children’s “godfather & godmother”. I met him first as a waitress, 6 weeks after Lindsey was born. I was at my first day at my job and the cook had not yet shown up. A tall, handsome man came through the door. I offered him coffee and rolls- ” the cook has not arrived yet, but I’ll get you some sustainence”. “I am the cook”, he said, without skipping a beat. We were fast friends from that point on. He was 21, I was 20. We always said we’d talk. Please everyone, don’t wait to talk or “get together”. Nothing is as important in life as THIS MOMENT. I MISS YOU MY FRIEND. REMEMBER THAT STUPID SONG “FRIENDS” from Jody Watsin. I send it out to you, my friend- I’ll see you again. Peace and love , Annie, Ian, & Lindsey

  3. Ian Pleasants says:

    Jon Hagstrom was my babysitter, my father , my mother, and the best person for my formidable years. I knew Jon as a child and was aware of his disease in my teens. So his death was unfortunately expected. To see someone I haven’t seen in years and to see in the obituaries really destroys me. He is/was a great person that knew how to make life enjoyable. I only wish I would have seen him more often.

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