Dale Edward Haag, age 50, died 2/10/13 at Providence Alaska Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He died of liver and kidney failure. He was born in Rockland, Maine on October 3, 1962, his parents are Whitney Haag of Anacortes, Washington and the late Roxanna Haag. Dale was born into a Coast Guard family and moved several times in his youth, his family spent time in Kodiak and Sitka also Cape May, New Jersey, Portland, Maine and Governors Island, New York. In 1982 Dale himself joined the Coast Guard and traveled, eventually being discharged in Kodiak, Alaska where he lived until moving to Anchorage in 1994. While in Kodiak he worked as a bartender and also as a fisherman on several commercial boats. He also competed in and won the arm wrestling competition during the annual King Crab Festival several times. Upon moving to Anchorage he worked in several bars as a doorman, including the Hub Bar, The Avenue Bar and The Panhandle Bar, he also occasionally worked in the construction industry and spent a few summers returning to Kodiak to commercial fish. Most recently he worked at the Coast International Inn as a banquet bartender during the busy winter season and as a groundskeeper and maintenance man in the summer where he took great pride in the care of the beautiful flowers on the property. He had many friends from all walks of life and enjoyed spending time with them, he also was a '80's rock music enthusiast and accomplished pool player. He is preceded in death by his mother Roxanna Haag and his brother Scott Hargula. He is survived by his children, daughters Christa Apelar 30, of San Francisco, California, Jade Bale 22, of Portland, Oregon and son Scott Russell 26, of Kodiak, Alaska; father Whitney Haag of Anacortes, Washington; brothers Darrin and Randy Harjula of Rockland, Maine; brother and sister-in-law, Jamie and Darlene Haag of Hillsboro, Oregon; brother Rick Haag of San Luis Obispo, California and nephews and nieces Wyatt, Steven and Chelsea Belanger of Anchorage and Tulsa, OK, John Blandon, Ashley Fischer of Brookings Oregon, Camronn Huff of Santa Monica, California and Garrett Huff , Jazmyn and Sean Howland of Portland, Oregon and Tristan and Blane Haag of Hillsboro, Oregon, and his longtime companion and friend Natalie Bale of Anchorage. There will be a "Celebration of Life" service held Monday, the 18th at 5:00 p.m. in the McKinley Room at the Coast International Inn. Please send any donations to Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union Account Number 139563.
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