Dag Hedengren

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, July 16, 2021
St. John's Lutheran Church
587 Springfield Avenue
Summit, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Dag S. Hedengren

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Dag Svensson Hedengren (1940 - 2021) He Lived the American Dream: Dag Hedengren passed away peacefully at home on July 9, 2021 with his wife Ann-Margret and sons Fredrik and Nils by his side. Dag was born on July 28,1940 in Visby, Gotland, Sweden and emigrated with Ann to the US in 1963. Eventually, they settled in Short HIlls, New Jersey where they raised their two sons and enjoyed a wonderful life of travel and summers at Swartswood Lake, New Jersey. Dag had many hobbies and interests. He was an avid reader, notable speech writer and a perfect sailing mate to his brother Olof, mostly in the Swedish archipelago. Perhaps most rewarding were his “duties” as a wonderful grandfather to Christian Olof, Niklas Gabriel and Mia Rago Hedengren and Sophia Cahill, Anna Cathleen and Cate Genevieve Hedengren. “Farfar” spent many hours cheering and encouraging all of his grandchildren in their athletic and academic lives. Dag’s career in international transportation and logistics spanned 40 years. In his work, he traveled often to Europe, the Middle East and Asia working on many unique projects. Dag worked for Unsworth Transport International for 26 years where he worked his way up to Executive Vice President, and eventually retired in 2004 as the Eastern Regional Executive from Lynden International. Dag is survived by his wife of 59 years Ann-Margret (née Wiren), his two sons and their wives, Fredrik and Marissa (Mendham, NJ) and Nils and Meghan (New York, NY) as well as his six grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Olof (Stockholm, Sweden) and many loving nephews and nieces. Dag is predeceased by his loving parents Sven and Ingrid and brothers Bjorn and Carl Hedengren. Family and friends are welcome to gather in celebration of Dag’s life at St John’s Lutheran Church (587 Springfield Avenue, Summit, New Jersey) on Friday, July 16th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to samaritanspurse.org, a charity that provides disaster relief in the US. Arrangements are entrusted to Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison.
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