CULLOM – James Leroy Haag, 95, of Cullom, Illinois passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac.
A Funeral Service was held Monday, July 26, 2021 at noon at the United Methodist Church in Cullom, Illinois with Pastor Dan Robertson officiating.
Visitation was prior to the service, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, at the church.
Burial was after the service in West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom, Illinois.
Calvert and Martin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
James was born March 11, 1926, outside of Cullom on a farm. On February 1, 1947 he married Donna Bratt. She survives in Pontiac.
Also surviving are his five children: Linda (Larry) Ruhl of Heyworth, IL; Julee Foster of Edgewood, NM; Nancy Haferkamp of Pontiac, IL; Donald (Donita Forneris) Haag of Pontiac, IL; and Doug (Sara Casson) Haag of Cullom, IL.
Fifteen grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Olive (Brown) Haag; his sister, Shirley Neumann; his brother-in-law, Charles Neumann; his nephew, Jeff Neumann; and his father and mother-in-law, Donald and Georgia Bratt.
James lived and worked on the family farm, which is still in operation today. His last job was running the tractor and auger to fill the bins. He was also a cowboy. He loved to ride horses, starting when he was young with his pony.
He along with others in his community started the Cullom Fair that still runs today. He was also a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Cullom.
James and Donna enjoyed traveling to the mountains of Colorado and Arizona. He believed his greatest accomplishment was his family.
Jim stated at 95: “I have had a good life and no regrets about anything that has come along in my life.”
Memorials may be made in James’ name to OSF Hospice.
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