LEMARS—Doris Haage, 83, of LeMars, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019, at the Akron Care Center in Akron.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Craig. Revs. Trish Underberg, Charles Wolff and Beverly Wolff did the officiating. Burial followed in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Craig. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in LeMars. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation resumed at 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Arrangements were with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in LeMars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Plymouth County Museum, Christian Needs Center, Akron Care Center or Hospice of Siouxland.
Doris Kathryn Baack was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Hawarden, the daughter of Carl William and Katherine (Plueger) Baack. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. She attended country school in Grant Township, rural Plymouth County and then high school in LeMars. She graduated from LeMars Central High School in 1953.
She was united in marriage to Donald Haage on Nov. 9, 1956, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. The couple farmed east of Akron in Johnson Township and later east of Craig. In 1963, they moved to the Haage farm west of Brunsville where they farmed for many years. In 1996, they moved to LeMars. Doris worked in the banking industry for more than 25 years, starting in LeMars and then Hawarden. She retired in 1997. Donnie died Oct. 18, 2006.
Doris was a lifelong member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig, where she served on church council and was the chair for the funeral committee for many years. She volunteered for many years at the Christian Needs Center in LeMars where she served on the board. She also volunteered at the Plymouth County Museum and Plymouth Manor Care Center in LeMars. She enjoyed traveling to many countries throughout the world. She also enjoyed tending to her flower gardens. She loved visiting with friends and family. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren in all their activities.
Survivors include her three children: Kim (Merle) Long of South Sioux City, NE; Kurt (Rita) Haage of Akron; and Troy (Becky) Haage of Rosemount, MN; six grandchildren: Katie (Ryan) Oatman of Lee’s Summit, MO; and their children, Madilyn and Zoey, Kelli Long of Omaha, NE, Brandon Haage of Akron, Brooke Haage of Akron, Hannah Haage of Denver, CO, and Jonathan Haage of Rosemount, MN; her brother: Duane (Peggy) Baack of Denver, CO; her sister-in-law: Donna Mae Haage of LeMars; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Katherine Baack; her husband, Donald Haage; her siblings: Dorothy (Wilmer) Klemme, Donald (LaVonne) Baack, and Delores Baack in infancy; and a brother in law: Glen Haage.