Arthur O. Mohagen, I

Arthur O. Mohagen, I

Olean, NY     Arthur O. Mohagen, I, 97, recently of Eden Heights, formerly of W. Baldwin Ave., passed away peacefully Tuesday (April 30, 2019) at the Olean General Hospital.

Born February 3, 1922 in Elbow Lake, MN he was the son of Ole and Emma Dybdal Mohagen.  On December 2, 1944 in Providence, RI while serving in the US Coast Guard he married Lucy M. Marra who predeceased him April 26, 2013.

Art was raised in Elbow Lake where he graduated from high school.  In 1942 he enlisted in the US Coast Guard where he served during WWII until 1945.

He began employment in Olean with the former Daystrom Furniture Co. for 6 years until establishing his 32-year career with Nabisco Brand.  He achieved many promotions, thus requiring him to move with his family to several communities in the Northeast United States.  He retired from the New York City headquarters after having been manager of the company's food service operations in its European military division.

After retirement, he and his wife lived for 17 wonderful years in Winter Haven, FL until returning to this area again.  He was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, the Allegany American Legion Post 892, and the Olean Senior Center.  He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and gardening.  He also enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Rays, the NY Yankees and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.  He was formerly a member of the Rotary Club of Clarence as well as the Olean Lions Club.

Surviving are a son Arthur O. (Sally) Mohagen, II of Olean; 5 grandchildren Amy (Alan) Greene, Julie (Michael) Hirliman, Mary (Ian) Dewar, Arthur (Jessica) Mohagen, III and Katherine (Connor) Daugherty; 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter Christine Morehouse in 1971; a son-in-law James Morehouse; a grandson Paul Edward Mohagen and 5 siblings Lawrence Mohagen, Milton Mohagen, Burnett Mohagen, Everett Mohagen and Delores Mohagen.

Friends will be received on Friday from 7-9pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State St., Olean.  Funeral services will be held Saturday (May 4, 2019) beginning with a prayer service at 9:30am in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Bonaventure Church.  Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor, will be the celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery with full military honors being accorded by the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team.

Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Bonaventure Church or to the Olean Senior Center, 112 N. Barry St. Olean, NY 14760.  Online condolences may be expressed at