WASHINGTON — The Rev. Donald E. Haag, 82, of Wheatland, passed away on Jan. 18, 2022, at his residence.
Donald was born on Aug. 19, 1939, in Vincennes to the late Leo J. Haag and Elsie L. (Dunn) Haag.
On Sept. 27, 1958, Donald married the love of his life, the late Linda Lee (Shroader) Haag. Together, they had three children: Laura, Lisa, and LaDonna.
In 1976, Donald opened Haag’s Drugstore in Wheatland, and he owned and operated it for 20 years. Donald also worked as a steel worker for Vincennes Steel for 44 years before retiring as plant inspector. He was into affordable housing before it became popular, and he provided low budget housing for many. He loved to mushroom hunt, to grow strawberries, and he loved fresh tomatoes. He was an ordained deacon with the Catholic Diocese of Evansville for 35 years, and his last assignment was serving at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg. He was also the minister of the Legion of Mary in Washington. Work was his hobby, and he loved to serve his community. Church, family, and work were most important to Donald.
Donald is survived by his daughters, Lisa Ice Jones (James) of Monroe City, and LaDonna L. (Haag) McCrary (Kevin) of Schellsburg, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Aaron K. VanVleet, Andrew K. Cumba, Austin K. Cumba (Angelique), M. Roy Ice (Katelyn), Victoria L. (Ice) Salters (Isaac), Olivia C. (Jones) Whipple (Eric), Katelynn (McCrary) Dudek (Kevin), and Kameron McCrary (Cassie); his great-grandchildren, Deacon Reed Salters, Lockhart James Ice, Elsie Lynn Ice, Benson Knox Dudek, Nolan Porter McCrary, Eivin Boyd McCrary, Jaxton Whipple and Hunter Whipple; his sister, Linda K. Newton of Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Elsie; his wife, Linda L. (Shroader) Haag; his daughter, Laura L. Haag; his brother, Joseph A. Haag; and his sister, Connie S. Haag.
Visitation for Donald will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday at Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State St.
A Catholic mass will then be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with Father Frank Renner and Father Bill Dietsch at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 315 NE Third St.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: St. Vincent DePaul, 815 E. Main St. Washington, IN 47501, the Ladies Club at St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church, 711 Walnut St. Petersburg, IN 47567, and The Legion of Mary, 315 NE Third St., Washington, IN 47501.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.goodwinsievers.com.
Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Donald and his family.