Larry Hageland, who founded Tree Towns Blueprint Service in Elmhurst, Illinois in 1955, passed away on June 10. He was dedicated to the associations serving the reprographics industry.
"He always said you can learn many things at a convention," says Chuck Wingard, who is Hageland's nephew and current president of Tree Towns. "You can learn when walking the show floor, having a cocktail at a reception, or just eating lunch with someone new. Some of Larry and Annette’s best friends were those who belonged to the industry associations."
Hageland sold Tree Towns, which is now called Tree Towns Imaging & Color Graphics, to Wingard in 2006. During his long career in reprographics, Hageland served as president of the Chicago Blueprint Club and as a board member of the North Central Reprographic Association. He was also a member of IRgA, the Central Reprographics Association, and ReproMAX.
Hageland, 91, was a Marine Corps veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife Annette, sons Richard and David, and daughter Susan Cessna. He also has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.