OBERLIN -- Audra Nadeane Haag passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin at the age of 87.
She was born Audra Nadeane Pattison on Feb. 27, 1922, in Wilsonville to George and Emma (Pearson) Pattison. Nadeane and her brother, Lovell, were reared on the family farm near Wilsonville. She attended a country school named Sunflower School and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1939.
For the next nine years, Nadeane taught at rural schools and grade schools. During those years, she worked on her college education in the summers, attending the University of Colorado in Boulder and Kearney State College.
She married Sgt. Clarence C. Figgins on Aug. 10, 1942. He lost his life in the war in July of 1943.
On Sept. 15, 1946, Nadeane was united in marriage to Charles A. Haag at her parents' home. To this union, four children were born Charles Dean, Georgia Ann, Carole and Gordon. The family first resided on a farm near Wilsonville, and Nadeane kept busy raising her children and making a home for her family. They moved to town in 1964.
In 1970, Nadeane began to work outside the home, in cafes, hospitals and health centers. She was employed at Heritage Plaza for almost 26 years.
In addition, Nadeane was an active member of the Wilsonville United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, I.H.O. Club, Royal Neighbors of America, and Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W., and was a member of several of these organizations for more than 60 years.
Nadeane loved music, whether it was performing, attending concerts, planning music for clubs or watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday night. She delighted her family each Christmas with a theme complete with music, games and gifts that she had worked on all year long. The musical selection "At the End of the Road" was a special request by Nadeane.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, and one brother and sister-in-law, Lovell and Loretta Pattison.
Nadeane leaves to mourn her loss, her husband of almost 63 years, Charles Haag of Oberlin; two sons and their wives, Charles D. and Betsy Haag of Oberlin, and Gordon and Denise Haag of Hickman; two daughters and one son-in-law, Georgia and Dan Stahr of Malcolm and Carole Gaunt of McCook; nine grandchildren, Charles Nathan Haag and wife Marti, of Rushville, Jody Joel and husband, Jeremy, Nick Haag and Julie Haag, both of Lincoln, Clayton Gaunt and friend, Traci, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Michelle Gaunt of Denver, Colo., Justin Haag of Portland, Ore., and Jordan and Jared Haag, both of Hickman; three great-grandchildren, Berklie and Brenna Haag and Keegan Joel; in addition to other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at 11 a.m., at United Methodist Church in Oberlin with the Rev. Doug Hasty officiating. Burial will be in the Wilsonville Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin and Wednesday from 8 a.m., until time of services at the church.
Memorials may be given to the Nadeane Haag Memorial Fund.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.