Philip A. Hageman
May 19, 1991 – December 12, 2021
Philip Hageman, age 30, died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 12, 2021, in Chicago. Phil was the son of Tom and Vicki Hageman. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Mark; and his sisters, Clara and Naomi. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Philip and Myrtle Mattern and Emerson and Mary Hageman.
The Family requests masks. VISITATION: Monday, December 20th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6117 Dodge St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: be Tuesday, December 21st at 10:30am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Margaret Mary School or the Omaha Community Bike Project. Alternatively, choose to celebrate Phil’s legacy as an avid runner, bicyclist, and encourager of exercise by taking a walk, run, or bike in his honor.
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Philip Hageman, age 30, died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 12th in Chicago. Phil was the son of Tom and Vicki Hageman. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Mark, and sisters Clara and Naomi. He was preceded in death by grandparents Philip and Myrtle Mattern and Emerson and Mary Hageman.
He attended elementary school at St. Margaret Mary’s, right down the street from where he grew up. At Creighton Prep, he developed a passion for learning as well as a love for running after joining the school’s cross country and track teams. Throughout his college experience at Rockhurst University, he developed what would become a close community of lifelong friends. He went on to obtain his doctorate in physical therapy at Creighton University. Phil opted to do further physical therapy training with the hope and goal of becoming a teacher and mentor for physical therapy students. He completed a residency in orthopedics at University of Montana, then going on to complete an additional orthopedics fellowship at Northwestern University.
Phil was employed as a physical therapy specialist at University of Illinois in Chicago, where he had the opportunity to be a clinical instructor and teach students of physical therapy as well as develop meaningful relationships with patients and colleagues. They remember him for his wonderful teaching and dedication to his patients, as well as his ability to patiently and positively motivate even the most challenging patients. He shared often how much he loved his job and the work of getting people back to the activities they enjoyed doing.
He had many hobbies and interests, including a great love for running and bicycling. He frequently wrote to the local newspaper as an advocate for more bike lanes and public transportation. He was an active member of a Chicago exercise group and had just joined a local rock climbing gym. He also enjoyed baking and trying new recipes, including venturing into the pandemic sourdough craze. He never started the day without multiple cups of coffee, and he enjoyed trying new coffee shops in Chicago. He loved spending his free time reading non-fiction books and teaching himself how to play guitar.
Throughout his life, Phil maintained a curiosity for understanding how things worked, and like his grandfathers, had a seemingly natural ability to fix things. Phil will be greatly missed as a son, brother, and friend to all he met.