Ralph Haga Jr.

Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Ralph S. Haga Jr., 66, of Galva, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria, Ill.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Rux, Galva. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial is at Galva Cemetery.
He was born July 7, 1947, to Ralph S. Sr. and Sarah Fern Martin Haga.
Surviving are his son, Ralph Haga III, Galva; daughter, Angela Benson, Knoxville, Ill.; siblings, David, Keith, Dennis, Jim, Anna and Denise Haga, all of Galva, and Dian Clark, Abingdon; and four grandchildren.


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