Melvin R. Haug, age 87 of Monroe, died at his home on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Melvin was born May 30, 1934 on the family homestead in Hanover Township, IL, the son of Leo E. and Winifred (Monnier) Haug. He graduated from Stockton, IL High School in 1952 and served in the South Pacific with the 25th Division of the U.S. Army from 1954 until his honorable discharge in 1956. Melvin was united in marriage to Barbara Reed on February 21, 1964 in Nashua, Iowa. He was a retired lifelong farmer. Melvin was a member of the Wisconsin and National Chapter of the International Harvester Collectors Club, Monroe American Legion Post #84, and the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Monroe.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Haug; daughter, Mellody Haug (Mark Steinmann); son, Mark (Kelly) Haug, all of Monroe; grandchildren, Samantha (Craig) Kubly, Michael Fricks, both of Monroe, Kendra (Nathan) Bader of Apple River, IL, Lauren Fricks of Monroe, Mitchell (Katie) Haug, of Browntown; great grandchildren, Adison Kubly, Kallie Kubly, Becca Bader, Briggs Bader, Brooks Haug; sisters, Merilynn Ross of Montville, OH, LaDelle (Donald) Mackeben of Mounds View, MN, Phyllis Hermann of Stockton, IL; and sister-in-law, Darlene Haug of Cary, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harvey and Leo R. Haug; and two great granddaughters, Sofia Jo Kubly, and Maddison Rose Haug.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at the Martintown Community Church with Rev. Kevin Cernek officiating. Interment with military rites will follow in Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery, rural Monroe. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in Melvin’s name to The Monroe Clinic Hospice, American Family Children’s Hospital, or the Monroe School District Backpack Buddies Program.
The NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Monroe, is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at www.newcomerfuneralome.net
The Haug family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Monroe Clinic Hospice for their wonderful care, especially Michelle, Clarice, and Hillary.