James Vincent Haug
1967 - 2021
BORN
June 20, 1967
DIED
June 1, 2021
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La Crosse, WI 54601

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.


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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Jun. 5, 2021.
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I am glad that we were able to chat from early this year and expressed how we are thankful for our friendship, from we became Pen Pals, at the age of 12. It was also fun when you visited me in The Bahamas. I am grateful to have known you. Rest on until we meet again.
Andrea Knott
Friend
June 13, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Haug family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Milly Skemp Gould
Friend
June 9, 2021
Annie and family so sorry for your loss. Peace to all of you during this tough time.
Laura (Bernatovich) Burke
June 8, 2021
So grateful for the friendship. Jim´s quiet sense of humor and wise presence is a treasure.
Vincent Skemp
Friend
June 8, 2021
I had the pleasure of witnessing Jim's humor and personality when he came to camp with Epic Experience in Colorado. His wit and thoughtful dialog made him a great addition to the week and in our small group conversations. Fly with eagles my friend.
Mark Ferro
Friend
June 7, 2021
I greatly enjoyed working with Jim at the Daytona Beach News-Journal back in the '90s. My church, New Church Family, still remembers the night in 2005 when he helped us lug a sleeper sofa up 3 stories, providing shelter for Hurricane Katrina victims. That was typical of his big heart and readiness to help others.
Tom Brown
Coworker
June 7, 2021
The Samaki team in Kampot Cambodia we had the pleasure to welcome Jim with Steve 10 years ago. He comes to visit our small NGO which support poor family and rural kids through local associations and public schools. We will in the tradition of Buddhism, burn some incense stick for him to rest in Peace.
Thanks for your support through Solaid.
Our sincere deep sympathy to family and friends.
Samaki team Jean Yves
Friend
June 7, 2021
I am so incredibly sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I'm in shock really. One of my favorite memories of Jim is when George and I met up with him in Boston and we hung out for a great weekend. I had studied Philosophy in college as well, so Jim and I had some deep conversations. George was there to keep us in line. My deepest sympathies to the Haug family in this time of unimaginable sadness and grief.
Chris Zobin
Friend
June 6, 2021
Thanks for the memories in my youth. I remember watching Live Aid in 1985 in Laun’s basement. Rest In Peace dear friend.
Holly Birch
Friend
June 6, 2021
Sarah Schiefelbein Naik
June 6, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Classmates at Aquinas High
Barb Clements
Classmate
June 6, 2021
Our prayers and sentiments to you Mary, and your family at this difficult time.
Dr. Robert and Yvonne Caplan
Friend
June 5, 2021
Joan M. Janis
June 5, 2021
Mary and family, my heart goes out to you at this time of your loss. I so remember your conversations of your sons. Cherish the wonderful memories. Sincerely, Priscilla Blecha
Priscilla Blecha
Friend
June 4, 2021
Michaela and family so sorry for your loss of your brother Jim. Prayers to you and your family.
Jean Heberlein Muehlenkamp
Jean Muehlenkamp
June 4, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Anthony Flottmeyer
Classmate
June 4, 2021
Jim was a wonderful person. My prayers are with his family.
Cle Pickett Cousins
June 3, 2021
I last saw Jim at the Miami Book Fair a few years ago, where we and two other former colleagues from the Daytona Beach News-Journal bonded over our love of books. Jim and I watched a demo by Jim Lahey of the Sullivan Street Bakery and ate street food from a nearby vendor. He was a kind soul and I am saddened to learn of his passing. Much love to his family and friends.
Karen Duffy
Coworker
June 3, 2021
Send love and wishes to Jim's (nacho) family. I was lucky enough to share time with him at Cancer camp last February. He made a big impact and I loved his sense of humor and gentle soul.
Doreen DiSalvo
Friend
June 3, 2021
I worked with Jim only briefly many years ago at The Daily Reflector, but long enough to know him as a sharp, witty and sensitive guy with great writing talent. Godspeed and many condolences to family and friends.
John Blackwell
Coworker
June 3, 2021
Jim and I worked together in South Florida. I so appreciated his wit and kindness. I enjoyed swapping recipes and reviews of films and shows we had watched. We also talked a lot about our old dogs. I know he was an awesome dog dad to Henri. I'm grateful to have known him the brief time I did. My sympathy to his loved ones. I hope your memories bring some comfort.
Cara
Coworker
June 3, 2021
I KNOW JIM HAUG HE WAS FRIEND OF MINE AND NEW HIS FAMILY RIP JIM I WILL MISS YOU TAKE CARE I LOVE YOU MY FRIEND HEATHER PITZ
HEATHER PITZ
Friend
June 3, 2021
I am forever grateful that I was able to meet Jim or as we knew him, Nacho when he joined us at Epic Experience. A kind and gentle soul that shared his wit and wisdom with others. I will miss you Nacho.
Nancy Ferro
Friend
June 3, 2021
I went to Aquinas with Jim, sorry to hear about his passing. Enjoyed seeing his pictures on Facebook. Rest in Peace Jim
PJ Morrison
Classmate
June 3, 2021
Jim was a long-distance friend and former colleague. I’ll miss his wit and wisdom. My deepest sympathies to his loved ones.
Nick Klasne
Friend
June 3, 2021
Jim was a classmate of mine at Columbia Journalism School in ‘92-‘93. He seemed this sweet, shy Midwestern boy but was really able to tough it out for our assignments on the streets of a pretty gritty NYC. Rest In Peace, Jim.
Tess Stevenson
Classmate
June 3, 2021
Jim and I were former co-workers. He was smart, genuine and caring. A few months ago, he reached out to tell me he appreciated my friendship. To his family and friends, my deepest sympathies. Jim was a class act.
Kathy Kelly
Coworker
June 3, 2021