Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Harold "Buck" Haag of Benson, originally of Eden Valley, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. He was 84.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley with Rev. David Milz officiating. Interment of the urn will be held at a later date at Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley. Military honors were provided by the Eden Valley American Legion Post #381. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Harold Haag ws born Feb. 12, 1928, in Eden Valley to William F. and Luella (Cloakey) Haag. He grew up in the Eden Valley area, and he was baptized and later confirmed in the Christian faith. He was a life-long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley.
Harold served in the United States Marine Corps from Sept. 27, 1951, to Sept. 26, 1953. He served his country and fought in the Korean Conflict. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in combat.
Harold married Karin Kristine Quarnstrom Oct. 29, 1955, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Together they made their home on a farm near Eden Valley. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and he loved playing cards at the Corner Bar. He loved his family and took great pride in his children and grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, and by siblings Alvin, Edwin, Leola, Margie, Sandy, Jerry, Doris and Vivian.
He is survived by his wife Karin of Eden Valley; children Scott (and Joany) Haag of Ely, Carol (and Bill) Fodstad of Eden Valley, and Paul (and Sheila) Haag of Eden Valley; 10 grandchildren: Robert Fodstad, Andrea (and Justin) Berger, Mitchell Fodstad, Kyle Haag, Emily Haag, Evan Haag, Andrew Haag, Blaine Fodstad, Eric Fodstad, Noah Haag; two great-grandcchildren: Landon and Gavin Berger; siblings Dinah (and Roger) Button of Richmond, Donna (and Otto) Becher of Cold Spring, Donald (and Marilyn) Haag of St. Cloud, Orville Haag of Anoka, Dale (and Joy) Haag of Apple Valley; brother-in-law Lennis Kempel; and sister-in-law Bonnie Haag.
Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.