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In Memory of Raphael Haag


March 27, 1930 - March 13, 2019

Raphael “Bud” Frederick Haag Age 88, of Rice Lake, WI died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Heritage Lakeside in Rice Lake. He was born on March 27, 1930 in Mount Horeb, WI to Henry and Kathryn (Hefty) Haag.

Bud entered the United States Marines in February 1951 in the armored division and was Honorably Discharged as a Sergeant after serving for over 8 years, “Semper Fi”. He was a carpenter all of his working life and he and his brother, Herbert owned and operated Haag Brothers Builders in Birchwood, WI and built for Amwood Homes out of Janesville, WI. Bud loved feeding and watching the birds, playing and watching baseball, being with his family, making venison beef jerky, donating blood and helping out anyone he could. He also helped out Habitat for Humanity into his 80’s, did work for the cluster of St John’s Catholic Church in Birchwood, was a member of the American Legion in Birchwood, WI and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by a brother, Fran Haag of Prairie du Sac, WI; a sister-in-law, Virginia Haag of Rice Lake; many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Kathryn Haag; 4 brothers, Herbert, Henry, Lloyd and Donald Haag; a sister-in-law, Elaine Haag; a niece, Beth Haag; a nephew-in-law, Daniel Dirkes. A Mass of Christian Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, April 6, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Birchwood, WI, Father Ed Anderson officiating, with interment in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Mount Horeb, WI at a later date.

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Church.

Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake is in charge of the arrangements.


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