Michael “Mike” L. Haag, age 78, of Norwood Young America, formerly Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Friday, October 6, 2023, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2023, 11:00 A.M., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota, with interment following in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 13, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 P.M., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Michael “Mike” Larry Haag was born on June 12, 1945, in Washington Lake Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. He was the son of Hilary Sr. and Olga (Krienke) Haag. Mike was baptized as an infant on September 27, 1945, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 10, 1960, both at Peace United Church of Christ in Norwood, Minnesota. He received his education in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, and graduated with the Belle Plaine High School class of 1964. He continued his education at the Minnesota School of Business in Bloomington, Minnesota.
On September 19, 1965, Mike was united in marriage to Judith “Judy” Ann Neubarth at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota. Mike and Judy made their home in Glencoe, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with four children; Donna, Michelle, Robert, and Jennifer. Mike and Judy shared 58 years of marriage.
Mike was employed as a farmhand in Green Isle, Minnesota, at a young age. After graduation, he was employed at TEL Electronics, Inc. in production which was located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Years later, he was employed at Toro in production which was located in Mound, Minnesota, and retired from there in 2008. Mike was an active member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. Mike enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, and playing softball. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and watching professional football and baseball. His favorite television shows included “Gunsmoke” and “Bananza” as well as all cowboy or western shows he would come across. Spending time with his family and with his friends was something he cherished most of all.
When Mike needed assistance with his daily care, Mike and Judy moved to The Haven at Peace Village in Norwood Young America. Mike entered his eternal rest on October 6, 2023, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minnesota, at the age of 78 years, 3 months, and 24 days. Blessed be his memory.
Mike is survived by
Wife, Judy Ann Haag of Norwood Young America, MN;
Children, Donna Flesness of Waconia, MN,
Michelle Mintz of Rockford, MN,
Robert Haag of Norwood Young America, MN,
Jennifer Haag of Mound, MN;
Grandchildren, Christopher Stroh, Olivia Stroh, Danielle Flesness, Alexis Flesness, Dylan Flesness, Isabella Mintz, Emersyn Mintz;
Siblings, Veronica Wiebe and her husband, Fred, of Shakopee, MN,
Fred Haag of Belle Plaine, MN,
Milinda Honermann and her husband, Joe, of Litchfield, MN,
Herman Haag of Belle Plaine, MN,
Kenneth Haag and his wife, Janice, of New Ulm, MN,
Charlotte Laughlin and her husband, Sean, of Eagan, MN,
Stanley Haag of Chaska, MN;
Brothers-In-Law & Sisters-In-Law, Paulette Haag of Bemidji, MN,
Janice Mathews and her husband, Merlin, of Lester Prairie, MN,
Richard Neubarth and his wife, Edna, of Norwood Young America, MN,
Jeanette Smith and her husband, Tom, of Norwood Young America, MN,
Ronald Neubarth and his wife, Sue, of Cologne, MN,
Joyce Oltmann and her husband, Brad, of Sauk Centre, MN,
Phyllis Neubarth of Norwood Young America, MN;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Mike is preceded in death by his Parents, Hilary Sr. and Olga Haag; Father-In-Law & Mother-In-Law, Arnold and Helen Neubarth; Brothers, Hilary Haag Jr. and John Haag; Sister, Pearl Stuedemann and her husband, Gilbert; Brother-in-law, Roger Neubarth.