DANBURY, Nebraska -- Cyrus Haag of McCook, formerly of Danbury, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the age of 83 at the McCook Community Hospital.
He was born Nov. 3, 1928, at Danbury, Nebraska to John and Nellie Thomas Haag. Cyrus grew up in Danbury and graduated from Danbury High School 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served two years as a SeaBee. After the Navy he worked construction for five years in the Pacific Northwest.
In 1960, the couple returned to the family farm in Danbury, where he farmed until he retired at age 65.
During his life, he was a member of St. Catherine's and St. Patrick's Catholic Churches, Beaver Valley School Board, Danbury Co-op, Eagles and Elks. He was an accomplished carpenter, mechanic, plumber, electrician; basically he could fix or make anything with his hands. He enjoyed restoring old tractors, furniture and especially his 1924 Model T, the car he learned to drive in.
Being a good husband, father, grandfather and provider for his family was very important to Cy.
Cyrus is survived by his wife, Beverly of McCook; and eight children, Donna (Bruce) Niesen of Wilcox, Nebraska. Tom Haag of Lincoln, Nebraska, Carol (Greg) Yost of Beaver City, Nebraska, Bill (Stephanie) Haag of Danbury, James Haag of Ogallala, Nebraska, Kathi (Brendan) Moore of Cedar Bluffs, Kansas, Dr.'s Chris (Claire) Haag of South Bend, Nebraska, and Bev (Durl) Reed of Houston, Texas. Cyrus was blessed with 29 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren with three more on the way; two sisters, Nellie Shay of Seattle, Washington and Caroline Duron of Halstead, Kansas, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Leo, Virgil and Joe; sisters, Mary Logan and Ida Nicholson; and son-in-law, Brady Dempcy.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Herrmann Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday. June 13, 2012, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola with the Reverend Gary Brethour officiating. Burial with military honors will follow the Mass at St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery in Indianola.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Herrmann Funeral Home, which is charge of arrangements.