He was a graduate of Linton-Stockton High School, and was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Medical Corps, and earning the Bronze Star. After the war, he graduated from Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technicians in St. Louis, Mo.
He owned, operated, and was the director of Haag Medical Laboratory in Linton for 43 years until his retirement in 1991. He served as Greene County Coroner for two terms, was on the Glenburn Nursing Home Board for 11 years, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church (formerly serving on the finance committee), American Legion Post 22 where he was a 65-year member, VFW Post 7118, and Elks Lodge, all of Linton, and the Fishers United Methodist Church & Fishers Lion's Club. He also was a 44 year member of the American Medical Technologists, as well as a member of the Indiana State Society of Medical Technologists.
He is survived by his wife, Mary "Chick" (McCrocklin) Haag, to whom he was married on Jan. 13, 1949; two daughters, Mary Beth (Donald) Hinkle, MD, and Susan Flores, RN, both of Indianapolis; a son, David E. (Mindy)Haag, MD, of Fishers; six grandchildren, Daniel Haag, Douglas Haag, Lauren (Hinkle) Janes, Gregory Hinkle, Gretchen Phillips, and Maria Flores; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Fishers United Methodist Church, 9691 E. 116th St., Fishers, IN 46037, with Pastor Mike Reed officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the church.
A second funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home, 140 E. Vincennes St., Linton, IN 47441, with Pastor Mike Reed officiating.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of service. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton with the Linton American Legion & VFW conducting military gravesite rites.
The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Come To Me Pantry of Fishers United Methodist Church, 9691 E. 116th St., Fishers, IN 46037.
Online condolences may be sent to www.welchcornett.com.