Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel

509 S Noland RD, Independence, MO


Dale Joseph Haug

June 4, 1920July 26, 2020

Dale Joseph Haug, 100, of Independence, Missouri, passed away peacefully July 26, 2020, after a brief illness.

Dale was born on June 4, 1920 in Nemaha County, Kansas. He grew up in the St. Benedict, Kansas area with his grandparents, father and mother. On August 16, 1939 he married Frances Mary Ronnebaum and immediately went to Kansas City to make a life of their own. They had 70 years together before Frances passed away.

He also served in the Air Force during World War II. He had to leave his wife and two children to serve the Army Air Corp, which later became the Air Force. He was stationed within the United States. During this time, he assisted in the design of the hydraulics for the B25 airplanes and then went through radar training. World War II end after immediately after Dale’s radar training was completed.

Dale and Frances attended Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nativity of Mary) in Independence for many years. Dale was one of a handful of men of the parish who respectfully approached the Bishop about establishing a grade school associated with the church.

Dale had a variety jobs when he and Frances began their life together. From working as a short order cook to electronics, furniture making to a long-term career at the Kansas City Power & Light. Dale often joked that he had collected his pension from KCP&L longer than he had worked there.

Before and during retirement the most enjoyment in his lifetime was spending time at the cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks. He enjoyed fishing with family and friends on trips to Minnesota and Canada, family get togethers, playing cards, travels within the United States, to Europe, the Caribbean, and spending winters in a warm climate.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, his parents and grandparents, as well as many close friends. He is survived by Janice (Michael Hellstrom) Haug, David (Barbara) Haug, Patti Ledford, Bob (Cindy) Haug, and Mary (David) Byland, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, and close friend, Shirley Hermann.

A grandchild asked Dale his secret to living a full life. He said, “Surround yourself with people that you love, but who also love back, have fun, and whenever possible add whiskey into the mix!” Dale’s goal was to make it to 100 and he accomplished it. He was a very loving father, grandfather and friend. He was able to enjoy visiting with children and grandchildren with individual conversations and memories prior to his death. We will miss him deeply.

Visitation Service will begin at 9am, Rosary Service at 9:45 with Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10am. All services at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Saturday, August 1, 2020. Entombment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Military Honors.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Entombment/Military Honors

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


Dale Joseph Haug

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Jason Carlson

July 30, 2020

I have many great memories of Dale over the past 19 years. I remember when Allison and I were in College and we drove from Ames to the Ozarks for a weekend and got there really late, but Dale didn't care he was waiting with cold drinks and would have stayed up all night visiting. He was always welcoming and caring when our family was around. I had the pleasure of traveling to Jamaica with Dale 10 years ago and enjoyed many games of Euchre and great conversations. We had our then 2 year old Glenn with us and Dale was very patient and really enjoyed the time with family on that trip. Dale will be missed by my wife dearly, myself, and our children (great Grand kids). He never met a stranger and was very kind, and welcoming.

David Byland

July 30, 2020

Even though I am an in-law, Dale accepted me as one of his sons. The morning before he went into the hospital we had a 2 hour discussion early in the morning at the kitchen table before anyone else was up and around. He told me about how he was proud of having lived a great life and that he was ready to move on and "See Francis". While we talked about a great many things in the time we knew each other, this was a very comforting and reveiling discussion I will cherish for the rest of my life. He was a GOOD man!