JAKOB HAAG Obituary

JAKOB HAAG

Jakob Haag received his wish of joining his wife in heaven on September 5, 2020. God had special plans when Jakob was born to the late Jakob Haag senior and Juliana Manz on September 2, 1933 in Hodschag, Yugoslavia. Born before the war, this helped shape Jack’s formative years and resulted in a lifetime of frugality, money making ideas, and entrepreneurship. He was the eldest son and the only child for the first 20 years of his life. His brother, Joseph (Seppi), joined the family after WWII. Jack (his nickname) immigrated to the US with a job offer in hand from John Deere in Chicago. He never made it there. On the way to Chicago, he stopped in Dearborn to visit friends and relatives. They convinced him there was no need to go to Chicago when you could work for Ford instead. So off they went Friday morning with papers in hand (in German) to Ford. The Ford employee took his papers and told him to wait while he got someone to read his papers. A very short time later the guy came back and asked “Can you start now?”  So began his long and illustrious career as a Tool &amp; Die Maker at Ford Motor Company. All was going well till Uncle Sam decided to draft his green card self to the Army. He trained at Fort Hood Texas with Elvis in his unit. The Army planned to ship him to Korea till they found out he spoke German. Instead, he was deployed to Germany. This was very lucky for his daughters as he met the love of his life, Angela, (Angie) in Germany.  They got married April 27, 1960 in Germany. However, due to confusion on the Austrian government who believed he was willingly serving in a foreign army, the Austrians took his citizenship away. So till this got straightened out, he was a man with no country.  His service to the country ended 3 and half years with his honorable discharge.  He started many businesses - Nut Specialties Company, Haag Industries, Lathaag, Josulete Wines, an Investment Club - Global Diversified and owned a warehouse in the Eastern Market in Detroit. He leaves behind his beloved daughters, Brigitte Todd (Curtis Todd) of Holly, MI and Andrea Haag of Dearborn, MI and his brother, Joseph (Seppi) of Vienna, Austria. Jack was predeceased by his wife, Angela and his parents.  He relished his role as Opa to Remington Todd (&amp; April Todd), Erika Todd and Faith Todd, and hopes that he taught at least one of them to invest wisely.  He also leaves behind his sister-in-law Irmgard Zeitler of Braunfels, Germany, his nieces Annette Zeitler and Julianna Haag, and his nephew Jochen Zeitler.  The publishing of this exceedingly long obituary which would have really pleased Jack as he loved telling his life story to anyone who would listen to him. Seriously, what would have made him the happiest is to go have a beer with a friend and bullsh*t about finances, wines and the stock market.  Everybody has a Jack story and we'd love to hear them all. Jack faced his death and his mortality, as he did with his life, face on, often telling us that when he dropped dead just put him in a cardboard box and put him with his wife.  The family is forever in debt to his neighbors, Abe and Ida Moussa, for all of their companionship and help in these past 45 years.  Jack was worried about Angie with all those soldiers around her. He will be joining her as he will be interred with full military honors  at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Fr. Gerard Frawley, officiating. To Angie - Sorry Mom, Andrea and I did the best we could to take care of him and keep him out of your hair as long as we could. Back in your court now.  To share a memory of Jack or send a condolence to his family, please visit Village Funeral Home website - <a href="https://www.villagefh.com/">https://www.villagefh.com/</a>
September 2, 1933 - September 5, 202009/02/193309/05/2020
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Jakob Haag received his wish of joining his wife in heaven on September 5, 2020. God had special plans when Jakob was born to the late Jakob Haag senior and Juliana Manz on September 2, 1933 in Hodschag, Yugoslavia. Born before the war, this helped shape Jack’s formative years and resulted in a lifetime of frugality, money making ideas, and entrepreneurship. He was the eldest son and the only child for the first 20 years of his life. His brother, Joseph (Seppi), joined the family after WWII...

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