Dale Hagerman

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Dale Hagerman
Born August 5, 1927
Flint, Michigan, US
Died October 9, 2017(2017-10-09) (aged 90)
Fenton Township Michigan, US
Nationality American
Alma mater Ferris State College
Occupation pharmacist and businessman
Known for co-founder of Diplomat Pharmacy
Spouse(s) Janet Huston (m. 1949)
Children 5, including Phil Hagerman
Parent(s) Ray and Mildred (Stocking) Hagerman

Dale Hagerman (August 5, 1927 – October 9, 2017) was an American pharmacist and businessman, and co-founder of Diplomat Pharmacy with his son Phil Hagerman.

Early life[edit]

Dale Hagerman was born on August 5, 1927 in Flint, Michigan, one of eight children of Ray and Mildred (Stocking) Hagerman.[1]

Hagerman received a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Ferris State College.[2]


He was a partner in Ideal Pharmacy which had four stores in Flint, Michigan.[2][3] In 1975, he sold his stake, bought a store in Flushing Road, and founded Diplomat Pharmacy with his son, Phil, who was about to graduate from college. [2][3] It is now the largest speciality pharmacy chain in the US.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On August 20, 1949, he married Janet Huston in Fenton, Michigan.[1]

They had five children.[2]

He died on October 9, 2017 at his home in Fenton Township Michigan, aged 90.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Dale R. Hagerman's Obituary on Flint Journal". Flint Journal. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Dale Hagerman dies at age 90". tctimes.com. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Diplomat Pharmacy co-founder dead at 90". mlive.com. Retrieved 12 October 2017.