Glen M. Haage, 78, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Glen Melvin Haage was born Nov. 7, 1926, on the family farm in Johnson Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Fred and Johanna (Kruse) Haage. Glen was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston Township. He attended country school near the family farm in Johnson Township. Glen served his country during World War II in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge from the service, Glen returned to the family farm. On June 27, 1957, he was united in marriage to Donna Mae Weyen at Christ Lutheran Church in Grant Township.
Glen and Donna Mae farmed in Grant Township for a few years until moving to a farm in Johnson Township and later to the family farm in Preston Township where they continued to farm until semi-retirement in 1995. Glen and Donna continued living on the farm during retirement.
In his younger years, Glen enjoyed playing softball with several different teams. Throughout the years, he had played for the Preston, Merrill and Craig teams. He enjoyed attending the Plymouth County Fair with his children and later his grandchildren. Glen enjoyed attending his granddaughters' basketball games and sporting events. He loved the lifestyle of a farmer, tending to the crops and livestock.
He was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church, having served as a deacon, cemetery board member and sub-treasurer for the church. He was a very active member of the Heeren-McHale-Wilken American Legion Post #724 of Brunsville, having served as Post Commander and an active volunteer helping with the pancake breakfasts.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Donna Mae of Le Mars; two daughters and sons-in-law, De Ann and her husband, Tom Lehner and their children, Dana and Tara, and Glenda and her husband, Doug Blezek and their daughter Claire; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Doris Haage of Le Mars; a sister-in-law, Delores Balletti of California; eight nieces and nephews and many friends.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Johanna (Kruse) Haage and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Herman and Anna Weyen.
Funeral services will be att 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township, rural Le Mars. Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery with graveside military honors provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilken American Legion Post #724 of Brunsville. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present after 6 p.m. to greet friends followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Pallbearers will be Mark DeRaad, Melvin Plueger, Ralph Klemme, Gerald Hartman, Scott Plueger and Mike Vander Molen.