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Joseph A. Haag

Friday, February 5, 2010

Jan. 27, 1926 - Feb. 2, 2010

FARMINGTON, N.M. -- Joseph A. Haag, 84, died Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2010) at the San Juan Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Danbury to John and Nellie May (Thomas) Haag. He attended school at Danbury and later was drafted into the military during World War II and served in the 8th Army Air Corp, where he was an MP on Kwajalein Island, guarding the atom bomb.

On July 2, 1955, he married Helen Kempke of Superior. He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation as a mechanic. In 1960 he moved to Farmington, N.M., where he retired from the GSA Motor Pool.

He was a member of the 4 Corners Car Club and a life member of the Elks Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leo, John and Virgil; and one sister, Mary.

Survivors include one brother, Cyrus of McCook; three sisters, Nellie Shay of Edmonds, Wash., Ida Nicholson of Cambridge and Caroline Duron of Halstead.

Graveside services will be Saturday, 10 a.m., at Memory Gardens in Farmington, N.M.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.