OBITUARY

Janice Marie Haag

February 10, 1941June 16, 2018
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LOUISVILLE–Janice Dwyer Haag, 77, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Janice was born to the late Edward J. Dwyer and Evelyn [Eisert] Dwyer on February 10, 1941 in Louisville, KY. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dennis Dwyer. Janice was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. Janice enjoyed living life to the fullest, and did so alongside her loving husband of 55 years, Donald Haag. Janice was a devoted Christian, an elementary school teacher until deciding to stay home to be a full-time mother, and later worked at the Louisville Free Public Library. She loved spending time with her husband Don, and they did everything together. They grew up together in Schnitzelberg, attended the same church and schools, and shared many of the same friends, hobbies and interests. She was a wonderful mom who encouraged and lifted up her children. As a grandmother, she supported with her grandchildren’s sports and school activities, and was always there alongside Dad, cheering them on. She loved taking annual camping trips with grandchildren, dining out, researching family history, traveling (especially to Charleston, South Carolina), attending church, spending time with her family, and reading her Bible. She enjoyed helping Don plan and lead history walks in Louisville’s Schnitzelberg, and attending DuPont Manual Alumni events. Janice attended Emerson School, Highland Junior High School and graduated from Dupont Manual High School in Louisville in 1959. She played piano, played string bass in the Louisville Youth Orchestra, was an accomplished swimmer and life guard, was a girl scout, a camp counselor and was active in many other school and church activities. She went on to attend Eastern KY University and University of Louisville, where she earned a degree in Education and was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She was honored with Delta Zeta’s Gold Rose, as an alumnae of 50 years service. Janice was caring, honest, humble and kind and reflected these virtues daily to all who knew her. She was a people person who was always happy and friendly to everyone. Most of all, Janice loved God. She surrendered her life to him when she came forward at a Billy Graham crusade in Louisville during the 1950s, and her faith endured throughout her life. It gives our family great peace to know she is home with Him now. She is survived by her husband, Donald Arthur Haag Sr.; daughter Denise Webb (Duane); son, Donnie Haag (Julie); grandchildren, Dustin Webb (Jessica), Lauren Webb; Austin Haag, Jared Haag, and Connor Haag; great-grandson Sawyer Webb; sister-in-law Marilyn Haag Gasaway; nieces, nephews, and host of family and friends. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew her. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 2-8pm at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 11am in the Arch L. Heady Chapel with visitation Thursday from 9am until time of the service. Burial will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Okolona Christian Church or to JDRF [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation].

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, June 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Janice Marie Haag

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Marilyn Gasaway

June 20, 2018

Janice was a very special lady. She was always a kind, thoughtful, caring, loving and humble soul who lived the Golden Rule and a Christian life. Janice radiated warmth and was the perfect partner for my brother, Don, and a treasure to all who knew her. She will always be in my thoughts and in my heart.
So to all who knew her and loved her....remember this poem.

Those we lose never go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Sending love and prayers to Don, Denise ,Donnie and all our family and friends. We have a special angel watching over us and she will always be with us...not to see or touch but to feel in our hearts.

Elyce Seng

June 18, 2018

My prayers and thoughts are with Don and the family. My Mother, Caroline Ziegler Seng, was Janice's Godmother. I grew up knowing how special Janice was and what a caring wonderful woman. I have so many beautiful memories. My love and prayers are with you each and every day.

Sonny and Gwen Thacker

June 18, 2018

Dear Don and family,

Our heartfelt sympathy in your loss of Janice. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Gwen and Sonny Thacker

Debbie and Don Shuler

June 18, 2018

Lauren we so sorry for the loss of your grandmother prayers for you and your family

Tammy Coffey

June 18, 2018

Aunt Janice was the kindest most loving lady. She never seemed to have met a stranger and welcomed all with a smile on her face. You could always count on her and Uncle Donnie to be at every gathering, usually the first to arrive. She loved spending time with family and friends. I will miss her smile, her laughter, her hugs, her always positive outlook, her good heart. We are all better for having someone like her in our lives.

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Biography

Janice Dwyer Haag, 77, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Janice was born to the late Edward J. Dwyer and Evelyn [Eisert] Dwyer on February 10, 1941 in Louisville, KY. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dennis Dwyer.

Janice was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. Janice enjoyed living life to the fullest, and did so alongside her loving husband of 55 years, Donald Haag. Janice was a devoted Christian, an elementary school teacher until deciding to stay home to be a full-time mother, and later worked at the Louisville Free Public Library. She loved spending time with her husband Don, and they did everything together. They grew up together in Schnitzelberg, attended the same church and schools, and shared many of the same friends, hobbies and interests. She was a wonderful mom who encouraged and lifted up her children. As a grandmother, she supported with her grandchildren’s sports and school activities, and was always there alongside Dad, cheering them on. She loved taking annual camping trips with grandchildren, dining out, researching family history, traveling (especially to Charleston, South Carolina), attending church, spending time with her family, and reading her Bible. She enjoyed helping Don plan and lead history walks in Louisville’s Schnitzelberg, and attending DuPont Manual Alumni events.

Janice attended Emerson School, Highland Junior High School and graduated from Dupont Manual High School in Louisville in 1959. She played piano, played string bass in the Louisville Youth Orchestra, was an accomplished swimmer and life guard, was a girl scout, a camp counselor and was active in many other school and church activities. She went on to attend Eastern KY University and University of Louisville, where she earned a degree in Education and was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She was honored with Delta Zeta’s Gold Rose, as an alumnae of 50 years service.

Janice was caring, honest, humble and kind and reflected these virtues daily to all who knew her. She was a people person who was always happy and friendly to everyone. Most of all, Janice loved God. She surrendered her life to him when she came forward at a Billy Graham crusade in Louisville during the 1950s, and her faith endured throughout her life. It gives our family great peace to know she is home with Him now.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Arthur Haag Sr.; daughter Denise Webb (Duane); son, Donnie Haag (Julie); grandchildren, Dustin Webb (Jessica), Lauren Webb; Austin Haag, Jared Haag, and Connor Haag; great-grandson Sawyer Webb; sister-in-law Marilyn Haag Gasaway; nieces, nephews, and host of family and friends. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew her.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 2-8pm at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 11am in the Arch L. Heady Chapel with visitation Thursday from 9am until time of the service. Burial will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Okolona Christian Church or to JDRF [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation].