Theodore "Ted" W. Haslag, Sr. age 92, of Linn, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Frene Valley Health Care South in Owensville.
Ted was born May 22, 1922, in Loose Creek, a son to the late Louis and Thersia (Backes) Haslag.
Ted attended school in Loose Creek. He was a lifelong area resident and worked as a poultry farmer and an assembly worker for Westinghouse.
Ted served his country during World War II in the Army earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal.
On November 6, 1940, Ted was united in marriage to Virginia Connell in Loose Creek. She survives at Frene Valley in Owensville.
Ted was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn, VFW Post #4756 and the Eagles Lodge.
Ted enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and traveling, however his greatest joy came from time spent visiting with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife of 74 years, Ted is survived by: two sons, Ted Haslag, Jr and Dennis Haslag and his wife Martha all of Linn; three daughters, Beverly Haaf and her husband John of Jefferson City, Betty Kelley and Judy Bentch both of Linn; one sister, Johanna Gemeinhardt of Jefferson City; 27 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, 20 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by: one daughter, Carolyn Ann Mengwasser; a daughter-in law Nellie Haslag; two grandsons, Greg Haslag and Alan Atnip, one great grandson, Garrett Atnip and one sister, Louise Peters.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Dan Merz and Pastor Brandon Bentch officiating.
Interment with full military honors will be held at St. George Parish cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer Association.