Haag, Eliza Ida 98

Eliza (Mahlstedt) Haag was born December 2, 1921 in Albion Township, MN the daughter of Henry and Irene (Zander) Mahlstedt. She was baptized on January 15, 1922 at Bethlehem Evangelical Church in Maple Lake and confirmed there on August 25, 1935. Eliza was united in marriage to Ervin Haag on November 14, 1941 at Bethlehem Evangelical Church in Maple Lake. Their union was blessed with four daughters. Together they farmed and made their home in the country side of Howard Lake. Eliza was a homemaker and later began working with relatives in doing interior painting and varnishing. Later she joined St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. She served on the church Alter Guild and helped with quilting and assembly of the church newsletter. She also enjoyed flower gardening in her spare time.
On September 13, 2017 she became a resident of Good Samaritan Care Center in Howard Lake, where she resided until her death. On December 15, 2019 Eliza was called to her eternal rest at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.
Eliza was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin, her parents, siblings, grandson, Ricky Schmieg, and sons-in-law, Melvin Buttenhoff and Will Massingham.
She is survived by her daughters, Beatrice Buttenhoff of Howard Lake, Evelyn (Dale) Schmieg of Howard Lake, Ruth Massingham of Litchfield, and Karen (Merlyn) Schmieg of Howard Lake, 11 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Reverend Mark Loder will officiate; organist will be Mrs. Nancy Butterfass, and soloist, Dr. Deb Peterson of Litchfield. Internment at Howard Lake Cemetery, and casket bearers: Daryl Buttenhoff, Grant Bowman, Mike Massingham, Brian Massingham, Jason Schmieg, and Dan Schmieg. Visitation from 4-8 PM on Tuesday December 17, 2019 with 7 PM prayer at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, 320-543-3401, www.swansonpeterson.com