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James F. Haager

March 11, 1938 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


James F. Haager, 85, of Woodstock, passed away September 12, 2023 at home with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Woodstock on March 11, 1938, the son of Louis and Charlotte (Moritz) Haager. He married Audrey Menzel on April 11, 1959 at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock.

Jim proudly served in the Navy after graduating Woodstock High School. He served from 1957 until 1960. He was a life long member of Grace Lutheran Church and served as a Stephens Minister. He enjoyed wood working, playing pinochle, bird watching, taking pictures of the sunrises and sunsets, going to his Liar’s Club meetings and was an avid musical theater goer. He enjoyed spending his winters in Florida, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Jim was survived by his children, Jim (Laura) Haager, Bob (Vickie) Haager and Cindy (Keith) Mellinger; grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Crocker, Megan (Steve) Cooper, Emily (Mark) Milbauer, Kimberly (Joe) Bushnell, Nathan (Mia) Haager, Ben (Emuna) Haager, Brett Mellinger and Olivia Mellinger; great grandchildren, Alexis and Makenna Crocker, Kennedy and Bennett Cooper, Mason Bushnell, Audrey Milbauer, Ofir Haager; his sister, Mary McConnell and nieces, Beth (Mark) Peterson, Katie (Kevin) Curtis and nephew John (Julie) McConnell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Audrey Haager and brother-in-law, Jack McConnell.

Visitation will be Monday, September 18, 2023 at Grace Lutheran Church 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road Woodstock, IL 60098 from 10:00 am until the Funeral Service at 12:00 pm. Interment will be at McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Al-Anon Family Group at al-anon.org.


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September 18, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098

Funeral Service
September 18, 2023

12:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098


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