James Luke Hague was born March 29, 1943, in Spring Valley, Minn., the youngest of 10 children to Robert and Berthal (Cheney) Hague. He attended school at Spring Valley High School. Following high school, he entered the United States Army in 1964 and served his country during the Vietnam conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1970. Following his time in the service, he attended technical schooling for electronics.
He was united in marriage to Diane M. Lay on Oct. 20, 1973 in St. Peter, Minn. Shortly after, they moved to Bloomington, Minn., where James worked for Honeywell for several years. While living in Bloomington, their son Michael was born in 1974. Later, they lived in Eden Prairie, Minn. While living there, their daughter Michelle was born in 1977. Later, they moved to LeSueur, Minn., where he did electronic work for ADC Telecommunications and at the Foundry. For a short time later, they lived in Washington before returning to LeSueur. Diane died Sept. 14, 2004 in LeSueur. In July 2006, James moved to Le Mars. He was working for Goodwill Industries.
James was a devoted Christian and enjoyed studying the Bible. Church was always an instrumental part of his life. He was a member of Le Mars Assembly of God. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved babysitting and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his children: Michael Hague of Seattle, Wash., and Michelle Baker and her husband Mike of Le Mars; 3 grandchildren: Staranne, Jerry, and Cypher Malz of Le Mars; his brothers and sisters, Ethel Sinell of LeSueur, Minn., Donna Hague of LeSueur, Minn., Vern Hague of Wyoming, Glen Hague and his wife Karen of Kentucky, Larry Hague and his wife Barb of LeCenter, Minn., Lynn Hague and his wife Marilyn of LeSueur, Berthal "Jeannie" Messer and her husband Marvin of North Dakota, and Tony Hague of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister: June; and a brother-in-law: Otto Sinell.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Jesus Assembly of God Church in St. Peter, Minn. The Rev. Bruce Pope will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Mankato, Minn. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. The Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.