Roger Gustave Haglund, age 93, of Isle, passed away January 24, 2015. Preceded in death by his wife Faye (Carlson) Haglund; sisters Dorothy Roeschlein, Isobel Addington and Muriel Claunch. Survived by son, Guy (Lily) Haglund; daughters Jacquelyn Haglund and Holly Holmes; grandchildren Brandon Mael, Guy (Nikki) Mael, Damien Mael and Ian Klug; great-grandchildren Kaila, Kylee, Kelcee, Hunter and Kol; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service to be held Saturday February 7, 11 a.m. (visitation at 10 a.m.) at Faith Lutheran Church, Isle.
Roger was born and raised in Isle, and, with the exception of service in the South Pacific in World War II, lived his entire life there. Friends and family will remember his kind heart and warm smile as well as his ability to unravel a solution to the knottiest of problems. He and his wife, Faye, were loving and inseparable companions who were married for an incredible 69 years.
As a business owner in Isle for over 30 years, Roger came in contact with literally thousands of residents of Isle and surrounding communities. Many a family was saved from a shivering cold winter night by a call asking Roger if he could come and get their furnace going.
He was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir for many years, a longtime member of the local Masons Lodge, and also served for a number of years as Scoutmaster to the local Boy Scout troop.
Roger was a lifetime lover of the outdoors – a logger, huntsman, fisherman, camper and canoeist. And with Faye, he traveled all over the United States, from Alaska to Florida, first in their homemade camper and later in their motor-home, and for a period of several summers they served as campground hosts in regional parks in Wyoming, Utah and California.
Roger had a heart of gold and anyone who met him will long remember him. Rest in Peace, dear Roger.