James Orie Haag

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James Orie

  • Visitation
    • Sunday, September 18th from 4pm-7pm at ST. PAUL’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, S.66 W.14325 W. Janesville Rd, Muskego.
    • Additional visitation will be held on Monday, September 19th from 9am-11am at ST. PAUL’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH,  S.66 W.14325 W. Janesville Rd, Muskego.
  • Funeral Service
    • Monday, September 19th at ST. PAUL’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH,  S.66 W.14325 W. Janesville Rd, Muskego.



James “Jim” Orie Haag


Entered his Heavenly home on Monday, September 12th, 2022 at the age 75.  Devoted husband of Kathie (nee Key) for 49 years.  Loving father of Christopher (Jennifer), Brian (Veronica), and Amy (Matthew) Boesel.   “Fab” Grandpa of Ethan, Landon, Brooklyn, Samara, Madeline, and Naomi.  Brother of Eugene and Connie (Clyde) Alho.  Also survived by other relatives and numerous friends.

Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, S.66 W.14325 W. Janesville Rd, Muskego, on Sunday, September 18th, from 4pm – 7pm, and on Monday, September 19th from 9am-11am.  Funeral service to follow at 11am.  Interment St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery.


Jim was a State Farm agent for over 40 years, and served on the WELS Mission board for over 20 years.  Longtime and active member at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Muskego for over 40 years.  Jim was also very active in the Muskego community.


In lieu of flowers, memorials to Luther Prep School, Watertown, WI, St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran School, Muskego, WI, or WELS World Missions appreciated.



  1. Denton Achenbach September 13, 2022 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    One of the great ones – you will be missed. A laugh and smile that always lit up the room and reminded everyone not to take life to seriously. Grateful you were part of my State Farm world and my life Jimmy Haag. God Bless you and your family.

  2. Sarah Drew September 13, 2022 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Jimmy, your laugh and charismatic personality will be severely missed by the State Farm Community! You always had great advice and made everyone feel included and part of the gang! Our thoughts are with you and yours at this transition! We all gained another guardian angel!

  3. Gregory Lenz September 14, 2022 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Orie was one of a kind as a classmate, friend, and co-worker. He had the respect of laypeople and clergy alike in some challenging circumstances. We “solved a lot of problems” for WELS world missions late at night. Praise the Lord for his example of faith and love! Grace and peace to all the family who mourn his loss. We’re strangers here, heaven is our home!

  4. Ron Semon September 14, 2022 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I’m proud to say Jim was both a mentor and a friend. Never did I see him without a smile and a friendly “Fab!” greeting. Simply put, Jim always made those around him better and happy….he will be greatly missed.

  5. Den Smith September 14, 2022 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Will missyou, Orie. Our love to your family as you await your reunion in heaven.

  6. Spring Burgess-Ashley September 14, 2022 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Jim may you rest in peace, as we are all are here by God grace, and when our Journey in complete here we move on. Jim you were an extraordinary human being and its has been pleasure to have known you.. Lots of laugh and joy you brought to our State Farm Family, Yow surely will be miss. Praying for healing at this time for your family.

  7. Dan Koelpin September 14, 2022 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Jim was loved by those who knew him, now he is with the one who loved him most — his Savior, Jesus..

  8. Josh Beardsley September 15, 2022 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Coach Häagen-Dazs, as I used to.call him in grade school. He was a phenomenal leader and a role model. Condolences to Brian, and Coach’s whole family.

  9. Terry Sminchak September 16, 2022 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I will forever remember his famous response if you ever asked him “how are your?” “FABULOUS”, and that he was! So blessed to have known him not just as a fellow State Farm Agent, but as a friend. Our ADP group was always more fun, more educational, more positive and definitely more musical with Jimmy there. I don’t think there was a song he didn’t know. He will be missed by the family who loved him and whom he loved so very much and all his friends. May Jesus hold each of you in His strong arms until Mr. Fab does so once again.

  10. Brian September 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Jim had a magnetic personality. He was fun to be around; caring, loving, and always smiling! He was never afraid to share his faith in Jesus and I believe that’s why those qualities came so easy to him. I played college baseball with his son Chris and through sheepshead games got to know his son Brian well. So thankful for all of those friendships. What a gang of good folks….Jim!! Yes, with Jim your name would always be at the end of an emphatic statement with an explanation point like no other.

    Jim recruited me to play for the Muskego Impact baseball team, was my State Farm agent for many years, bought advertising through me for the Muskego Chamber of Commerce publications and always a trusted confidant!

    Funniest memory ever was goose hunting and him and his brother Gene trying to fix a four wheeler. It’s a PG story ….but hopefully Chris and Brian start laughing when they read this.

    Rest fabulously my friend in the arms of Jesus!

  11. Lacritia Spence September 18, 2022 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Jim was always a positive light and presence. Thank you Jim for always making me smile. I pray he continues to be fab in heaven. Praying God’s comfort to the family during this time.

  12. Rick & Mary Guhr September 19, 2022 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Kathie and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God keep you strong through this difficult time.

  13. Bill Sheehan October 30, 2022 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Every week 29 in Minocqua we would see Jim who we referred to him as Prince Craft Jim. You will be missed always looked forward to catching up….RIP buddy

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