Name:    Ralph F. Haag

From:  The Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado
Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2005   

Ralph F. Haag, 85, of Greeley died Thursday, Nov. 10, at his home.

He was born Aug. 13, 1920, to Vernon W. and Eulalie (Green) Haag in Royal Oak, Mich.

On June 19, 1943, he married Lorna H. Snyder. She died Aug. 20 this year.

Mr. Haag was a communications officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He later earned a bachelor's degree in entomology from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. degree in entomology from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, where he donated an extensive collection of insects, five of which are named after him.

Mr. Haag was a lifetime member of the Lions Club. He and his wife attended the Palos Park Presbyterian Church and moved from Palos Park, Ill., to Greeley in 2002.

Ralph loved people, playing golf, his birds and the many things he collected including buttons, coins and insects. He especially loved his wife and children.

Survivors are two daughters, Linda J. Haag of Springfield, Mo., and Rhonda L. Haag of Laramie, Wyo.; three sons, Randall F. Haag and wife Gail and Roger W. Haag and wife Nora, all of Greeley, and Ronald W. Haag of Roy, Utah; two grandchildren, Christina Whitaker of Springfield and Aubrey Wooldridge of Denver; and a great-granddaughter, Elspeth Wooldridge.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, V. Wilburt Haag, and a sister, Amy (Haag) Smith.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Salvation Army Church, 1119 6th St., Greeley. Friends are invited for a gathering at the Haag family home, 4505 W. 21st St. Drive, immediately following the memorial services.

Memorial gifts may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, Eldercare Connections or Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado Inc. in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Ave., Evans, CO 80620.