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Rodger A. Haga


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Rodger A. Haga

Born: September 29, 1935

Died: December 8, 2018

Rodger A. Haga, 83, slipped these earthly bonds on Dec. 8, 2018, at Northwestern Delnor Hospital.

Born Sept. 29, 1935, in Fargo, ND, Rodger grew up in Reynolds under the watchful eyes of his Norwegian grandparents where he learned the joys of kringle, lefse, grandma's cake donuts, tractors, and grandpa's blacksmith shop. Upon graduating from high school in 1953, Rodger enlisted in the Army and served for 3 years, including a tour in Korea. He ventured to IL after military life, got married in 1960, and seven years later, he and his young family settled into life in Minooka for 35 years before moving to Kaneville in 2003. He had an affinity for small-town life, camaraderie, and travel.

Rodger is survived by his beloved wife of 58.5 years, Earlene; two daughters, Diane and Amy; two grandsons, Rodger and Jacob; one great-granddaughter, Madalynn; his sister-in-law, brother-in-law, numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and very dear friends.

Rodger was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ole and Ida Haga; his mother and step-father, Olga and Haakon; his in-laws, Otto and Janette; influential aunts and uncles, three cousins, and two great nephews.

To honor Rodger's memory and spirit, be kind and find joy in the simple things in life, like your family gathered around the table, sitting on the porch enjoying a lovely day, standing on the shore of a Great Lake, or taking a walk through the fresh snow on a clear, star-filled evening.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:30 AM until time of service 11:30 AM at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Burial will take place under the big oak in Aux Sable Cemetery where it was Rodger's wish to be buried next to his father-in-law.

In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Rodger's generous nature, give of your time or funds to any worthy cause. As he was a dog lover, consider donating to a local shelter or giving an animal a new, forever home.

To sign the online guestbook please visit www.healychapel.com. 630-466-1330.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Dec. 13, 2018
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