Daniel H Haigh, 74, of Sanford, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He died due to complications of pulmonary hypertension and interstitial pulmonary disease. He was born June 30, 1937, to the late Harry and Erna (Martin) Haigh in Albright Shores.
Dan is survived by his wife, Sara, of 38 years; son, William Haigh; daughter, Shelley (Ron) Marcy; stepsons, Tim (Robin) Browne and Dan Browne; his adopted daughter, Elizabeth Haigh; his brother, John Haigh; his grandchildren, Dan (Lauren) Browne, Joshua Browne, Jemma Sperow, Denzell, Quoizell, Elijah, and Londyn Browne, Austin and Trazlynn Carpenter, Casey and Todd Marcy; and his cat, Toni. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Hannah Jane Browne.
Dan was filled with faith in God and belief in His creation while being a scientist. Dan was amazed by the wonder of God and the privilege to gain insight through science. Dan's vocation was a research chemist with The Dow Chemical Co. Dan was inquisitive and inventive, while with Dow he received numerous patents for his inventions. In 1973, Dan was a part of a scientific team that received the IR 100 Award, which R&D Magazine presented to mark excellence for innovative inventions nationally and internationally.
Dan believed wholeheartedly in having a positive impact in the world and that we should be part of solutions. He fulfilled this personal mission through a volunteerism at the local, state, and national levels for drug abuse prevention. Recently, Dan was passionate about our nation returning to its founding principles, to read his thoughts you can visit his blog at www.we-can-fixit.blogspot.com.
Just prior to his death Dan continually repeated, "We can trust God," which quite honestly describes how Dan lived his life, how he peacefully left this earth and how he emphatically implores we live our lives.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial gift to Hillsdale College of Hillsdale, Mich., or voting for Mitt Romney, our only chance to turn away from socialism and begin the long road back to our roots that made this country the greatest nation in the world. Our government is still broken, and it's our responsibility to fix it! In God we trust.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at Midland Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Rod Lyon will officiate.
Arrangements for Daniel were entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., Midland.