Norman A. Haage, 74, of Quincy, Ill., and formerly of rural Le Mars and Glasford, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.
Norman A. Haage was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Le Mars, the son of John and Sena (Cassens) Haage. He served with the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan.
He farmed in the Le Mars area until 1983 when he moved to Illinois and became a co-owner in the H & H Hardware Store. Due to ill health, he had to retire and moved into the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill.
He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church at rural Akron, and after moving to Illinois he joined St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He was active in choir in both churches.
He was a life-member of the McHale-Heeren-Wilken American Legion Post 724 of Brunsville, and a member of the Optimist Club of Glasford.
Survivors include one brother, Arnold Haage and his wife, Violet, of Glasford, Ill., a sister-in-law, Amanda Haage of Le Mars, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, a nephew and two nieces.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Akron. The Rev. William Kallestad will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 724 of Brunsville.
The Davison-Fulton Funeral Chapel of Peoria, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church or to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) research.