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Willard Haag, 87

Willard Orville Haag, age 87, of Winsted, formerly of Howard Lake and Glencoe, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

He was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Highland Township, MN, the son of Charles and Emma (Glessing) Haag.

Willard was a member of the Howard Lake Presbyterian Church until 1967, when he transferred to the First Congregational Church in Glencoe.

He was employed as head foreman at Strollberg Auto until 1965.

Willard served as mayor of Howard Lake for 6 years, and was formerly active in the Howard Lake City Council and Masonic Lodge in Howard Lake.

In 1985, Willard retired from Johnson Motors in Glencoe.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, card games, bingo, polkas, gardening, fixing things, car rides, and especially spending time with his family and friends.

Willard was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Ervin Haag, Alice Sherer, and Howard Haag.

He is survived by his children, Douglas Haag, Barbara Haag-Heitman (husband Tim), Charles Haag (wife Julia), and Stanley Haag (wife Glenda); daughters-in-law Ramona Fillar and Mary Ann Michaelis Haag; grandchildren Sara, Becky, Eric, Michelle, Sally Alex, Teddy, Tori, and Kennedy; great-grandchildren Will, Ben, Mick, Joe, Ian, Eloise, Alexander, and Christopher; sisters Millard Zander (husband Bernard) and Clara; and sisters-in-law Emaline Haag and Eliza Haag; as well as other relatives and friends.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Keith Weber officiating. There was a gathering of family and friends for one hour prior to the services at the church.

Willard’s wish was for his body to be gifted to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest program.

Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. For an online guest book, please visit www.mcbridefuneralchapels.com