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Haag, Nicholas P. "Nick" Age 29, of Waukesha, WI, died March 28, 2011, in the ER of Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Son of Jonathan E. and Kathleen A. Kish Haag of Nashville, TN. He attended the Florida School of the Arts and graduated from a music production school in Phoenix, AZ. Nick was a very talented musician on drums and took up electric guitar in 1993, playing in several bands in Florida. He moved to Nashville in 2005 to play guitar with the Wayne Mills Band until 2008 and then joined Chasin' Mason until fall of 2010, at which time he and friend "JJ" began playing acoustic shows under the name of "Barkeep" and had plans for the future by going back to Nashville to perform. Nick will be missed by parents, fiancee Danielle Maltby, Waukesha; 3 brothers W. Thad Vernam, Jonathan E. Haag, Jr. of Pennsylvania and M. Sgt. Jason A. Vernam, North Carolina and grandmother Christine Haag of Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Steve J. and Emma Paul Kish and paternal grandfather, Timothy E. Haag. Visitation 4-7PM Fri., April 1, 2011, in the Scott A. Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro, PA. Services 11AM, Saturday April 2, 2011, in the funeral home.

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 31, 2011.
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March 25, 2020
Gosh, all this time and yet it is still hard to believe. You passed just before coming here to Nashville and I want you to know I think of you ALL the time fondly. I know heaven sounds a whole lot better with you up there singing, strumming and stomping with the Angels. You were such a kind human. Im grateful to have known you.
Jessie M
Friend
April 13, 2011
Nick, you have always been so talented, charming, sweet, and funny. You always brought a smile to my face. Those homecomming dances, and Phish shows we went to will be, (and have been) amazing memories for me. I am so glad that we were able to be back in touch. My love and prayers are with you and your family,
Kathy Kost
April 12, 2011
I attended high school / graduated with Nick. He was a great person with a wonderful personality and a joy that spread to everyone around him. I will never forget our humanities class. My prayers are with the family and friends in this time of loss. Nick will be very missed and always loved!
Nichole
April 7, 2011
My heart aches. The world was robbed of an amazing musician and person. Your warm heart and smile will never be forgotten. We are all better people for having the opportunity to know such an amazing soul. Rest In Peace Nic, but keep rockin up there- angels love country music too!.... your rosary friend Jess (Milwaukee, WI)
Jessie Monville
April 7, 2011
My prayers are with Nick's family at this time of sorrow.
Vivian
April 6, 2011
Nic, you will be missed by so many! I love you! Cousin Susan <3
Susan Kornhaus
April 5, 2011
For everyone lucky enough to have known Nick I wish them the peace they need to go on without him. We are all better for having known him and he will always be close in my heart. So much love always my friend
K8 Brogan
April 5, 2011
An awesome life ended way too soon. An amazing person, an amazing performer... Rock on in heaven my friend...
Connie Lewitz
April 3, 2011
Happy Birthday Nic! You were an amazing person, we met a few years back when you were performing at kelly's Bleachers. You were an amazing person, always made everyone smile. Im so glad i got to know you and its so sad you had to go so soon. Cant wait to see you again! My sympathy goes out to Nic's family in this tough time.. Just know that he touched a lot of people. RIP ~Crystal~
Crystal Kivela
April 3, 2011
My prayers are with Nick's family and friends at this difficult time. I was fortunate enough to have shared a few beers and a few laughs with Nick. The energy and talent he brought to the stage was amazing and will be missed.
John Dykas
April 3, 2011
Nic you were a very special person! Reading all of the postings from your friends all over the U.S. I realize that you had an amazing ability to make people smile and love life as much as you did! I will miss your visits home to Starke and that smile. Love you! Happy Birthday celebrate and rock it out in heaven!!
Jennifer Farnsworth
April 3, 2011
I worked with Nick in Gainesville. You raised a wonderful boy. He loved his music and his great attitude was contagious. He was one of a kind and he will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.
Amy Brownlee
April 3, 2011
Happy Bday Nic... Love you
Trisha Kaczmarowski
April 2, 2011
RIP Nick
heather p
April 2, 2011
Jennifer (Giebner) Rice
April 2, 2011
We stomped for you last night nic! You will be greatly missed!
Lisa
April 2, 2011
R.I.P. Nick,
I had the oppurtunity of seeing him preform many times, such a sad lose.
An amazing person.
Thoughts and prayers to all family and friends, may angel wings wrap you all in their arms and help you through this difficult time. My deepest sympathy.
Dee baginskicisono
April 2, 2011
Nic's talent inspired and impressed soo many people... we'll keep him in our hearts and hope he continues to 'STOMP ON' up there... He'll be truly missed... -Sara (faithful Barkeep groupie and fellow Chasin Mason friend)
Sara Sorenson
April 2, 2011
My deepest sympathies go out to Nick's family and friends. Sorry for your loss.
Theresa (Brest) Bailey
April 1, 2011
you are one hell of musician man, and a really awesome friend. were all going to miss you up on the stage tho youll always be there with us in out heart. RIP OL NIC.
Chris F
April 1, 2011
I knew Nic when he was in Chasin Mason. From the first time that I saw him perform I knew there was something unique and special about him, his face lit up when he was on stage and his famous boot stomp was something else. He was an amazing musician and a great man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends, may you find some comfort in knowing that Nic brought joy to so many people. Rest In Peace Nic, we all love and miss you. God Bless.
Annie Wasikowski
April 1, 2011
R.I.P Nic you were an amazing person!!<3
Mariah
April 1, 2011
My deepest sympathies to the Haag family, nothing on this earth will ever replace what you have lost. He truely was an angel on earth and there is no denying the impact he had on everyone he encountered throughout his life. He will always have a special place in my heart. Time will heal your pain. He will be missed dearly, love you always Nic rest in peace. He is in good hands. <3
Andrea Farrington
April 1, 2011
My deepest condolences go out to you all. May the memories help to bring you comfort during this difficult time. Nick touched so many lives, and was loved by many, may this too bring you comfort and peace. I loved seeing him perform & his presence on stage and off will certainly be missed! My thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones. God Bless.
Dana C
April 1, 2011
Jon,Kathy,and boys
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the time Kathy and Nick came down to NC to visit Tim and they came to our house. He was twelve and he was a very polite and nice person. Brenda was texing him last year,so we learned about Chasin' Masinon on youtube. We enjoyed watching Nick.Nick will be missed very much. I know he touched everybody's heart in some way.
Bobbie Oakes
April 1, 2011
Nic,
Our hearts are broken and full of sadness. We loved you and will truly miss you. You taught us to love country music (and sushi.) We enjoyed watching and listening to you perform so much.
Sue & Tom Bruski
April 1, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with nic's family. he was such an amazing person. i am glad i got to know him while he played with chasin mason. he was an awesome player. R.I.P. Nic U will always be missed, forever loved and never forgotten.
Tammy Baumann
April 1, 2011
Thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends! Nic was a great musician he will be missed!
Connie Anderson
April 1, 2011
Watching him perform with the acoustic guitar was something else. Glad I was at least able to see him perform one last time. Didnt know him personally but talked to him a couple times between sets while he was performing. Seemed like a great guy.
Kyle Lofye
April 1, 2011
So sorry to hear about the loss of nick. I did not know him personally, but sure knew who he was by his great performances with "Chasin Mason" and "Barkeep" and let me tell ya, what a great musician! he seemed like an all aroung great guy and for sure will be sadly missed by many!
Janell
April 1, 2011
Jon Kathy and boys Iam so very sorry to hear of your loss. Nicholas you left us in sorrow. You were at our house several years ago,and you were so pleasant to be around.You were kind,considerate, and it was a blessing to meet you. We love you Nick, freinds forever.
Ron
April 1, 2011
So sorry for the loss of nick, I didnt know him personally, but knew of him from a lot of chasin mason shows. he seemed like a great fun loving guy and he will be sadly missed!!!!
JANELL
April 1, 2011
I am so sorry to hear this news. Brenda was texing Nicholas for awhile and told us about chasin'mason so I looked it up, he was very good.The last time we seen him was when Kathy brought him down to NC and Tim brought them to our house,he was about twelve. I can see by the many many people in his life that he was well liked. Once again I am so sorry and sad about this .
You all are in our prayers
Bobbie Oakes
April 1, 2011
God Bless You. Truly you were an angel among us.
Amanda Daye
April 1, 2011
RIP brother.....you were a great asset to the music scene and a great guy. It was so nice being able to hang at country usa between our shows....We will miss you bud! - (Wisconsin- Shameless)
Drew Hamel
April 1, 2011
I knew Nic through my daughter Heather. I went to see Chasin' Mason and met him there. What an awesome entertainer he was. He was an awesome person and friend to her. My thoughts and prayers go out to his fiance and to all his family and friends. Keep strumming up in Heaven!!
Doreen
April 1, 2011
the good ole days
I remember Nick (Fish) being a very talented, handsome, all around fun guy! We all had many good times with Nick in college. He will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers for all of his friends and family. We will all be back together one day:)
Carrie Hasty
April 1, 2011
Phish, we went to Floarts together and went camping in the Everglades. What an amazing person with such a big heart. Rise brother...
My thoughts and love are with his family X
Katie Argeaux
April 1, 2011
My thought's and prayers go out to those closet to Nick. He was a hell of a guy. Hey Buddy I will see you someday, save me a big seat in Heaven. Big Dave
David Eckhardt
April 1, 2011
My deepest sympathy to Dani and all of the many friends and family who love Nic. You are all in my prayers.
Katie Halvorson
April 1, 2011
I didn't no Nic long but he was a truely talented musician. I always had a blast when I saw him play in Barkeep. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace and keep those boots stompin.
Jessie
April 1, 2011
Nic and I lived together while attending Florida School of the Arts. He was a good painter too
AAron Marable
March 31, 2011
My thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. What an inspiration you were to so many people. Rest in peace my friend.
Essence Boitnott
March 31, 2011
In our toughts and prayers. It seems like the just the other day we were all running around your mom and dads house when they had a party....guess now over 15 years ago...where did time go. Forever in our hearts.
March 31, 2011
John, Kathy, and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have memories of him in the children's choir at church. What a talented young man he was. My heart goes out to all of you. My prayers are with you all.
Chris Gilliland
March 31, 2011
Ahhh Nick... We met in Nashville as strangers in a rehearsal room and crossed back into WISCO as musical brothers. I'll miss the many miles on the band bus talking about music, our dreams and keeping the faith. You were a total original. Your optimism and passion always inspired. Heaven just got a little brighter.

Daniel, JJ, Mr.& Mrs. Haag and all the family my deepest sympathies. May God comfort you in your loss.
Donn
March 31, 2011
Thank you Nick for the great times you gave me and my girls.... We were hooked from the first time we saw you.... Rest in Heaven with the Angels and guitars <3
Rhonda Behnke
March 31, 2011
"Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them."
— Leo Tolstoy
My thoughts and prayers to Danielle, The Maltby family, The Haag family and all of Nic's friends. May God comfort all of you during this time of sorrow. Nic may you rest in peace knowing how many lives you have touched forever.
Michelle Bovee
March 31, 2011
Although we haven't seen each other in years, we'd talked some online in recent months. It is easy to believe what an amazing person Nick had become, not only because of the kind words of hundreds of friends and fans, but also because he was that kind of person from the beginning. I'll never forget the talent he had, even from such a young age. My heart goes out to Jon, Kathy and the entire family (whether related by blood or not!). RIP Nicky.
Corrie (Gaydos) Dickson
March 31, 2011
Erin Heaton
March 31, 2011
Miles Production Group sends condolences to Nicks family. We will say a prayer for Nick at Rock 4 Red Cross Relief Concert April 8th held at Serb Hall. Gordon Miles
Gordon Miles
March 31, 2011
We were so very saddened to hear of the loss of your son Nick. Alan remembers Nick from coaching him in Little League and said Nick always listened and wanted to learn and had that great "lefty" swing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Alan and Joyce (Legal) Burgard
March 31, 2011
John and kathy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! My heart goes out to you guys.
Lonna Fischer
March 31, 2011
Peace , Love and Respect. I will always remember you, the great music we shared and the many shows we rocked.
David , Elevator Co.
March 31, 2011
From the content of my heart;
The written word is penned,
But without an inner sight;
Is hard to comprehend.
It’s the way of cowboy speech,
You might learn a lesson about life
That he wasn’t out to teach. Cowboy names are just three letters
Because he limits his words,
‘Cause it ain’t efficient to be verbose
So he makes good use of verbs . He uses the shorter names,
Like Lew and Ed and Ted and Ned
And cowboys like good Ol’ Nic!
He says a lot with just a few words,He then took the floor and the crowd just roared
cause that's when it showed his true flair
and we all laughed so hard at his new found courage
He's gone, but he's never forgotten,
he's up there, but we know he's OK.
We know without fail that he blazed the trail
that the rest of us follow today.
So let us all pray for it's a sad day
when an old friend has been laid to rest.
But let's shout it out loud, cause we're really proud that he shared a stage with the best.
So,as you count your blessings and as life carries on think of him at a show late at night
I'll bet you the world is a lot better place
cause Nicholas P Haag has been apart of our life.
He is now ready to ride into eternity R.I.P Cowboy!
Sable Husslein
March 31, 2011
My sincere condolences to Nic's family. R.I.P. Guitar Man!!!
Waygoner
March 31, 2011
We new each other since high school and u been a great friend. Thankyou! Miss u and love u.
Jessica Marshall-Wilkison
March 31, 2011
We knew each other since high school and u been a great friend. I am going to miss u. Love you! Jessica
Jessica Marshall-Wilkison
March 31, 2011
So sorry for the loss of this special person. Nic was a great friend and awesome musician. I will always remember him he has touched so many. u will be missed RIP
chasity jones-caulk
March 31, 2011
I played in a band with Nick in Nashville 5 or 6 years ago. He was a super talented musician and a good guy. He'll be missed.
Jonathan Bradley
March 31, 2011
Sorry for your loss. I loved listening to Nic and his energy on stage was wonderful. He will be truely missed. Keeping Nic and his family in my prayers. (((hugs)))
Jennifer Hobbs
March 31, 2011
To John,Kathy and family and friends,
Our hearts go out to you. No words can express your loss. Just sending love...
Joan Wiencek
March 31, 2011

My condolences to his family... R.I.P. Guitar Man!!!!
Waygoner
March 31, 2011
My condolences to Nic's family, JJ & Danielle...Nic was not only a great musician but a great person! He will be truely missed, but try to find peace in the fact that heaven gained an amazing person & you will see him again one day! RIP Nick
Rachael Prom
March 31, 2011
John,Kathy & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for peace and confort and may GOD be with you today and the days to come.
With Love,
Tony, Lila & Phil Sellars Starke, Fl
(Starke First United Methodist Church)
March 31, 2011
My deepest sympathy.
Annie Carter
March 31, 2011
My deepest heartfelt sympathies to Nic's family, friends and Bar Keep. Such a tragic loss... God bless you Danielle.
Sheila Goodson
March 31, 2011
Nic you will be truly missed! My thoughts and prayers go to Danielle, JJ, his Chasin Mason bandmates and all of Nic's family. He was a truly talented man and I've been lucky to know him since he first started with Chasin Mason and have been following him with Bar Keep. My memories will never be forgotten. I hope there will be some comfort with his family and friends knowing how much he was loved. Teach em how to stomp those grounds of heaven buddy! Rest in Peace.
Carly Darling
March 31, 2011
I am sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed listening to him in the band Chasin Mason. He will be missed.
Angela Walter
March 31, 2011
We shared some laughs had a few beers, you are missed buddy!

Droopy
Droopy
March 31, 2011
my thought prayer goes out his family and friends. he was great and made everyone happy we miss and smile he aways funny guy gave hugs saw play in chasion mason and for my birthday he will be miss rip nick
lori vollmer
March 31, 2011
Rip nic
lisa
March 31, 2011
My heart goes out to everyone who's lives have been touched my Nic. He always had a smile for everyone.
Brenda
March 31, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss Nic's family and JJ. I loved watching you guys play, the room lit up with warmth. I was honored to get to know Barkeep and will charish it forever! Korrin "Mikey's Place"
korrin russo
March 31, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out Nics family and his band of brothers. I enjoyed watching and listening to him play with Chasin many of times. He will be truly missed!
amy
March 31, 2011
Nic, you were a great friend. We always had a great time and shared some of the best memories and stories. I am so sad to experience this so far away and knowingly missed out on many chances to spend more time with you. Your family, friends, and Danielle are in my thoughts, prayers, and wishes. Love you, miss you much, Janine
Sweet Janine
March 31, 2011
We will all miss you. Even those of us who never knew you on a personal level. I am truly sad and my thoughts and prayers are with Nics family and friends.
Dennis Batt
March 31, 2011
Nick, I still can't believe you're gone. What I wouldn't give to have been able to see you play one more time. It's amazing how many people's lives you have touched with your music and your kindness. You will be forever missed.
To Nick's family and Danielle, words will never explain how sorry I am for your loss. His was certainly a candle that was extinguished too soon. Please know that you are being thought of and prayed for during this seemingly impossible time.
Candi Johnson Mazza
March 31, 2011
Nic, you helped me more than you will ever know. Thank you. My prayers are will your family.
Lesley Mason
March 31, 2011
My heart goes out to Nic's loved ones. He was a great performer and a great man. He will be missed. I hope there can be some comfort in knowing how much he was loved and enjoyed while he was with us. My friends and I had a great time following him during his time with Chasin' Mason and Barkeep.
Meighan Flanigan
March 31, 2011
"Life never asks what you want, it's just going to have its way.. Sometimes it doesnt give like it takes." R.I.P. Nick, the good times we've had will continue to remind me of how much of an amazing person you were. I know this is not goodbye.
Kimberly
March 31, 2011
I saw Nic perform three time,that was not enough....not enough...so sad.......
Don Gerlach
March 31, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Haag family. The world has lost a wonderful musician and a great person. I hope that in time you will find peace with his passing. Nick will not be forgotten.
Shelli Grantham
March 31, 2011
john and kathy, so very sorry for your loss. i was friends with nick on facebook. what a loss. my heart breaks for you.i will keep you in my prayers and hope god lays a healing hand on you, char
char spence
March 31, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are out to the Haag family. I met Nick back in 02 and kept in touch through his venture, he truly was an amazing person. You will greatly be missed by many my friend!
Stephen Dean
March 31, 2011
Gone, but not forgotten... your music will forever live on.....
Candy Sprenzel
March 31, 2011
I had a great time watching Nic with Chasin Mason. Milwaukee has lost a great musician. Prayers to all of his family and friends from all of us in Element 13.
Nick Obrochta
March 31, 2011
Thoughts and prayers go out to this family in your times of loss and sorrow.
Shelly Yeager-Zebrovious
March 31, 2011
Luv ya , Nick. I wish I could be in PA for you. You were a bright light for us all. Going to miss you, brother. Now....aim for those stars!
John Cee
March 31, 2011
I had a great time watching Nic and JJ play together in Milwaukee, and the times we had afterwords. Nic will be missed..
Robert Moldenhauer
March 31, 2011
Nic will be forever in our hearts. Our sincerest condolences go out to Nic's family, friends and fans. May you forever rest in peace our friend.
Pankow Family
March 31, 2011
RIP Nick, may U find peace and comfort with our Lord. My deepest sympathies, thoughts & prayers go out to the Haag family!
Lynne Wygant
March 31, 2011
Rest in Peace Nick, The Lord has other plans for you... you will be missed here on Earth though...
Jeff Zeitler
March 31, 2011
RIP Nic, may U find peace and comfort with our Lord. My deepest sympathies, thoughts & prayers go out to the Haag family!
Lynne Wygant
March 31, 2011
RIP Nic, may U find peace and comfort with our Lord. My deepest sympathies, thoughts & prayers go out to the Haag family!
Lynne Wygant
March 31, 2011
My Dear friend,I will miss your smile,your foot stomping,and your compassion for music was like no other,may God comfort your family and friends in this difficult time,God has called home a true angel,play the music loud from the heavens above my friend,love and miss you.
Jakki kiefer
March 31, 2011
Laura Meroff
March 31, 2011
My love and prayers go out to the Family and friends of Nicholas Haag. Rest peacefully my old friend. It's hard to know that a special man on the cusp of greatness didn't get to realize his dream. I'll miss our long talks about music and guitars, love and life, God and family. Save me a spot on Heaven's stage so that some day we can jam together for eternity. I'll miss ya buddy. ~
Andrew Reckhart
March 31, 2011
Linda Craig
March 31, 2011
John, Kathy, and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Angela Long and family
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