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Former Commissioner Passes Away

A former La Porte County Commissioner has passed away.

Bill Hager died Sunday.

He was 84.

Hager, known for wearing a cowboy hat and homespun behavior, served two terms

on the county commission during the early to mid 2000’s

La Porte County Commissioner Rich Mrozinski said Hager was an interesting character

who spoke from his heart.

He said Hager wore a cowboy hat practically everywhere including behind the wheel of

a tow truck.

Hager owned Ace Towing which has locations in La Porte and Michigan City

“He was a very good businessman,’’ Mrozinski said.

Arrangements are pending with the Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory.

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