Dr. Albert B. Hagedorn -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- A private family memorial service will be held for Dr. Albert B. Hagedorn on Friday at Macken Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harry Jewison officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Dr. Hagedorn, 90, of Rochester, a retired Mayo Clinic physician, died Tuesday (Feb. 8, 2005) at Charter House.

He was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Salt Lake City, and attended public schools in Hayward, Calif. On Oct. 7, 1944, he married Geraldine Berrisford at St. Luke's Catholic Church in St. Paul. She is a retired registered nurse. He graduated from the University of California with a bachelor of arts degree in 1938, received his doctor of medicine degree from Stanford University in 1943 and interned at Southern Pacific General Hospital in San Francisco. In July 1943, he entered Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, as a fellow in medicine, was appointed a first assistant in medicine in March 1946, became a member of the staff as a consultant in September 1946 and received a master of science degree from the University of Minnesota that year. In 1947, he was appointed an instructor of medicine in Mayo Graduate School, later advanced to assistant professor and associate professor and was a professor from 1969 to 1973. From 1953 to 1955, he served in the Army Medical Corps, achieved the rank of major, and served as chief of medicine at Fifth General Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, and as a consultant in hematology to Army medical services in Europe. Dr. Hagedorn maintained a special interest in diseases of the blood, with particular emphasis on the anemias and had received several honors for his work. He was certified as a specialist in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1951.

He belonged to many medical organizations, including the American and international hematology societies, was an adjunct member of the European Society of Hematology, and was a member of Alumni Association of Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Society of Sigma Xi and Nu Sigma Nu professional medical fraternity. He served on the Rochester Planning Commission from 1959 to 1965, including as president from 1963 to 1965, and was a past president of the Rochester Kiwanis and a member of SCORE.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Paul of Malaka, Minn., Mark of Santa Fe, N.M., and Roger (Ann) of Minneapolis; a daughter, Charlotte (Martin) Peterman of Rochester; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A brother and three sisters preceded him in death.


Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Charter House.

Memorials are suggested to the Poverello Fund at Saint Marys Hospital.

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