Charles L. Haslag, age 78, of Linn, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Charles was born September 11, 1939, in Westphalia, a son to the late Everett and Helen (Schmitz) Haslag.
Charles was a 1957 graduate of Fatima High School. He was a member of the first graduating class at Linn Technical College in 1961.
Charles served in the United States Army Reserves.
On April 19, 1958, he was united in marriage to Mary M. Backes at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek. She survives of the home.
Charles was a lifelong farmer, raising cattle, turkeys, hogs and chickens. He was also employed at McDonnell Douglas and Litton Industries in St. Louis, Towner Electronics in Jefferson City, owned and operated Town and Country TV in Linn, and sold real estate around the Linn area.
He was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn.
Charles enjoyed deer and turkey hunting. He started playing guitar at the age of 12, becoming an accomplished guitarist. Charles played country music at weddings, anniversaries, dances and also played on the radio. Charles played for the Maries Valley Ramblers and the Midnight Ramblers along with other bands in the area. He also gave guitar lessons, sharing his gift with many students over the years.
In addition to his spouse of 60 years, Charles is survived by: one son, Charles (Diane) Haslag, of Loose Creek; four daughters, Deborah (Terry) Smith of Fulton, Charlotte (Tom) Neuner of Linn, Sharon (Kenny) Kliethermes of Linn, and Lori (John) Knollmeyer of Linn; 12 grandchildren, Travis Lumpkin, Kristen (Nick) Schmidt, Tom (Lauren) Neuner, Emily (Brian) Talken, Sarah (Kurt) Uthe, Ryan Kliethermes, Adam (Kara) Knollmeyer, Jonathan (Sherry) Knollmeyer, Kenneth Knollmeyer, and Jacob, Clayton, and Allison Haslag; 8 great grandchildren, Liza Neuner, Claire and Charlotte Schmidt, Elena and Eleanor Talken, Ella and Dawson Uthe, Everett Knollmeyer, and Baby Knollmeyer due in July; two step grandchildren, Nick (Jessica) Smith and Jessica Boldt; one step great grandchild, Wyatt Smith; and one sister, Carleen Peitzmeyer of Linn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Noah Uthe.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Morton Chapel in Linn with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at St. George Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Merz as the celebrant.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com