Obituary: How did Don Breede Died? Owner of Hagen’s Fish Market, dies at 77, Cause of Death, Wife and Family

Obituary: How did Don Breede Died? Owner of Hagen’s Fish Market, dies at 77, Cause of Death, Wife and Family

Don Breede died on April 15 from complications related to pancreatic cancer, which he fought and beat for over 19 years. He was known for making jokes at the counter and taking his grandkids on adventures, his daughter said. When Breede was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he was told he had a two percent chance of living another year, Jesse said. He continued to come into Hagen’s and lived another 19. 

Breede customers commented on the Facebook post announcing his death in the hundreds, and many have stopped by Hagen’s to give condolences, Jesse said. The family is asking for donations in Breede’s memory to go to Samaritan’s Purse and Ralph Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. 

Early Life of Breede

Don Breede the real named Donald Breede was a moniker Second-generation owner of Hagen’s Fishmarket. He was believed to be the most beloved fish marketer in the prime days to now.  He was a very interesting marketer as his jokes and comic timing used to attract customers again and again. Through his jokes and comic lines, many customers used to like him as family.

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Although, we have no proper information about his birth date and birthplace yet. He was from the Portage, park where his fish market is from generations.

The net worth of Don Breede

Donald Breede was a Fish marketer and was very beloved for his behaviors.

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Though there is no clarification on his earnings yet he was happy with what he had and especially attracted the customers with his comedy accents.

Relationship of Donald

Breede was the “ultimate family guy” and a “quiet leader,” There is not much detailed information about his family but he was a married man. Breede had survived by his wife; children Jesse, Julie Johnson, and Ben Breede; and seven grandchildren.

He was known for taking his family on adventures, from cruises across Europe to countless impromptu romps to Disneyland. He called his granddaughters “princesses and also loved taking his grandkids on adventures.

Career of Breede

Breede was a second-generation owner of Hagen’s Fish Market, a longtime family business in Portage Park Breede started at Hagen’s in the ’70s and helped turn the community shop into a nationwide operation. He expanded the business by bringing in the freshest fish from “The Gulf, Boston, Alaska, West Coast, all over,” Jesse said. 

“He knew that everybody eats fish, you just gotta find the right fish for the right person,” Jesse said. “But if you asked him, he’d say his legacy is his grandchildren.”  Breede is survived by his wife; children Jesse, Julie Johnson, and Ben Breede; and seven grandchildren. He was known for taking his family on adventures, from cruises across Europe to countless impromptu romps to Disneyland. He called his granddaughters “princesses,” Jesse said. 

“He was that kind of dad, you walk into a room and his face lit up,” Jesse said. “To know you’re the spark in your dad’s eye, it’s a gift.” Most of Hagen’s full-time staff started working for Breede when they were in high school, went to college, and came back to work for him again, Jesse said. Breede cared for his employees, kept it light, and filled in every odd job at the shop, Jesse said. 

“He made it a good place to be. And he always quietly ended up in leadership roles,” Jesse said. “Suddenly at church, he was the president, and also president of our school board.” 

Quips with customers

Breede made quips with customers and “told jokes with this huge smile,” Jesse said. One time at the shop, Jesse’s grandfather, co-founder Bennett Hagen, struck Breede “accidentally in the butt with a needle.” 

“My grandpa was like, ‘Do you need me to suck out the poison,’” Jesse said, laughing. “My dad said, ‘No, I don’t need you to kiss my a*s.’“They were silly, and they loved the shop.” 

Breede customers commented on the Facebook post announcing his death in the hundreds, and many have stopped by Hagen’s to give condolences, Jesse said. The family is asking for donations in Breede’s memory to go to Samaritan’s Purse and Ralph Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. 

Jesse said she’s overwhelmed by the support for the neighborhood fish guy.  “We didn’t expect all this,” Jesse said. “He was just Dad.” Hence, It’s all the time of his marketing days where he earned much respect and enthusiasm from his customers that he was such a beloved person to them and they remembered him by heart.

Education

There is no information regarding his academic qualifications.

Social Media

Donald was found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as all the customers he used to please have shown their love and respect on all the platforms.

Body Appearances of Don Breede

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 WeightN / A
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 Some Interesting facts about him

 Real NameDonald Breede
 Age77(before death)
 Martial statusMarried
 Children & grandkids One daughter and two grandkids
 Zodiac signN / A
EthnicityN / A

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