C. John Haeg, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on November 1, 2009 at his home in Mora after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was 74 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday, Nov. 5th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.
VISITATION will be from 10:00-11:30 A.M. on Thursday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.
C. John Haeg was born April 29, 1935 in Benton County. He grew up on the family farm, the fifth of six children, and graduated from Mora High School in 1953. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country for two years. In 1959 he was married to Karen Olson. From this union was born Steve, Sue, Cindy, Curt, and Karrie.
On May 1st, 1981, John married Shelly Armstrong along with her four children Mary, Howard, Donna, and Marlene. They resided on and worked the family farm for 14 years until 1995 when they returned to his family homestead.
For most of his life, John worked as a carpenter, but he was more than a carpenter. John was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his words, “If you couldn’t make enough money working, you might as well be fishing.” He spent many hours a day in his workshop making beautiful wooden crafts. He was very generous with these crafts, donating them to many charities and benefits. His generosity was more than crafts, it included many hours of his time and talents. John was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the light of John’s life. His family and friends will miss his sense of humor and never-ending practical jokes. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Letta Haeg; one brother Edward Haeg; daughter Karrie, son Steve; and son-in-law Dave Richert. John is survived by his wife Shelly of Mora; children Sue, Cindy (Dave Knollmaier), Curt (Sandy), Mary (Tim Olson), Howard Armstrong (Leah), Donna (Jerry Funk), and Marlene (Eric Marohn); 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister; many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
Funeral service held on Thursday, Nov. 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiated. Music provided by Kris Paulson and members of St. Mary’s Choir. Pallbearers were DeAnna Larson, Lisa Utes, Karlie Haeg, Casey Billett, Andy Felland, Eric Olson, Jeremy Funk and Jonny Funk. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.