Paul Richard Hagedorn, 78, of Wilmington, died Thursday morning (Feb. 21, 2008) at Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Barbara Hagedorn, who died in 1974. He is survived by his second wife, Norma Flint Snodgrass. They were married in 1977.

Mr. Hagedorn was born Saturday, Sept. 7, 1929, in Pleasant Plain, son of the late William and Corinna Lowman Hagedorn. He retired after 20 years of service in the active reserves with the U.S. Air Force. He had served 19 years in civil service at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He was a member of the Bowersville Church of Christ, Port William Senior Citizens Center and Antique Power Club of Clinton County.

In addition to his second wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kathryn (Wesley) Meranda of Apex, N.C.; two sons, Duane (Mary) Hagedorn of Wilmington and Richard (April) Hagedorn of Lynchburg; three stepchildren, Deborah (Matt) Harvey of Wilmington, Kathy Ann Bradford of West Union and Jamie (Mary) Snodgrass of St. Louis, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, James Paul Bradford, and a brother, Harold Hagedorn.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the FISHER-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 97 W. Locust St. at North Mulberry Street, Wilmington, with burial in Clinton County Memory Gardens, where the Wilmington American Legion Post 49 memorial squad will accord full military honors. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Antique Power Club of Clinton County Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 13, Wilmington, 45177. For more information and to access the funeral home’s online register book, visit