Lawrence Jagoe, 86, of Little Canada, was born Feb. 7, 1936, in St. Paul. He died March 27, 2022; preceded in death by his loving wife Rosemary (Gaisbauer) Jagoe, parents Olive and Lawrence J. Jagoe, sister Laura Jagoe and brother Richard Jagoe. He is survived by his children Patricia Jagoe (Jim), Diana Hartmann (Larry), Jeffrey Jagoe (Mendy) and John Jagoe (Susan); 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Lawrence attended Washington High School and the University of Minnesota. He started his career in broadcasting and advertising. After starting his career as an announcer at KCUE in Red Wing, he was hired by WCCO Radio in 1959 as sports producer, where he helped set up the original Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings regional radio networks in 10 states.
He was also responsible for shaping the University of Minnesota sport network. In 1967, he became the first color commentator for the Minnesota North Stars broadcasts on WCCO Radio. In 1971 he entered the advertising business and was with Bolin Advertising Agency. He served as president of the company and ended his career as vice chairman in 1991.
During his “retirement” he worked as a driver at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and enjoyed meeting people traveling to their destinations and getting them to their gates on time. During his life he coached Little League baseball and youth football.
He was involved in forming the Northwest Como Athletic Association, formed the Holy Childhood Choir Fund, was president of the Holy Childhood school board, and served in many capacities with the St. Paul Minutemen. He also had a love for public speaking and was master of ceremonies for many events, including the original Mr. Hockey banquets and hosted many of the Princess Kay of the Milky Way ceremonies at the Minnesota State Fair.
Lawrence was an avid golfer and belonged to the St. Paul Town and Country Club and most recently the Como Golf Club, playing in many tournaments including King of the Hill.
Mass of Christian Burial was planned for April 22 at Holy Childhood Catholic Church.