James Vincent Haug
LA CROSSE - James Vincent Haug, was born June 20, 1967 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Dr. Stephen Haug and Mary (Fitzpatrick). He attended Aquinas High School, Creighton University, earned a Master's Degree in Philosophy at Boston College and a Master's in Journalism at Columbia University. Jim was a staff writer for newspapers in Greeneville, NC, Daytona Beach, FL, Las Vegas, NV, Durango, CO, and LRP Publications in West Palm Beach, FL. Jim earned numerous awards for his writing throughout his career.
Jim loved to travel and did mission work in the Dominican Republic for three summers with ILAC of Creighton and visited Solaid International which provides medical and educational aid in Kampong Kreng village north of Kampot, Cambodia. Other favorite places to visit were Okoboji, IA, Ireland and Aunt Peggy, Uncle Jean Louis Rigaud and cousins of Montpellier, France. Jim loved reading, movies, keeping up with current events, cooking and researching family history. Jim was a vegan and lived an active lifestyle. He made many friends and was known for his great cards and keeping in touch.
Jim will be greatly missed by his mother, Mary; sisters: Michaela Bisanz, Annie Olund (Craig); brother Matt Haug; nieces and nephews: Allie Schoeppner (Alex), Claire Distad (Tom), Stephanie Hitchcock (Brooks), Matt Bisanz, Nick Olund (Kurtrina), Sophie Olund; grandnephews: Weston, William and Wade Schoeppner; ex-wife Amber Dees and Jim remained good friends. Jim was preceded in death by his father, and brother George.
Thanks to close friend Julie Faulhaber who kept Jim's spirits up with daily cards, phone calls and gifts, hospice nurse Angie, and a very special thank you to sister Annie who stayed by Jim's side from the beginning and throughout his illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Rev. Peter Raj officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Entombment will follow in Catholic Cemetery. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Solaid International by visiting the following website; https:/sites.google.com/site/solaidinternationalonate?authuser=0.