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Ervin Haag

Ervin Haag was called to his eternal rest Monday, Aug. 11, 2003. He had reached the age of 90 years, 5 months, 20 days.

Ervin Haag was born February 22, 1913 in Howard Lake, the son of Charles Haag and Emma (Glessing) Haag.

A life long member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, he was baptized March 23, 1913, by the Rev. A.L. Oetjen and confirmed in his faith April 10, 1927 by the Rev. C.G. Seltz.

He was united in marriage to Eliza Mahlstedt Nov. 14, 1941 at the Bethlehem Evangelical Church in Maple Lake by the Rev. Victor W. Grupe. Their union was blessed with the births of four daughters.

They farmed and made their home in the countryside of Howard Lake. Ervin also operated his own trucking business and did carpentry work.

He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing cards, and working on jigsaw puzzles. Ervin was active within St. James Lutheran Church where he had served as an elder, trustee, was on the board of finance, and participated in the Lutheran Layman's League.

Ervin was proceeded in death by his parents Charles and Emma Haag, and grandson Ricky Schmeig.

He is survived by his wife Eliza Haag, daughters Beatrice (Melvin) Buttenhoff, Evelyn (Dale) Schmieg, Ruth (Will) Massingham, and Karen (Merlyn) Schmieg.

Ervin is further survived by 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sisters Alice Sherer, Clara Clayton, and Mildred (Bernard) Zander, brothers Howard (Emaline) Haag and Willard Haag, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, with the Rev. Michael Nirva and the Rev. Martin Schoenfeld officiating. The organist was Nancy Butterfass. Interment was at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Norman Duske, Orville Horsch, Dennis Mahlstedt, David Herbst, Harlan Zander, and Gene Sherer.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.

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