Timothy A. Haag passed away April 10, 2017 at the age of 62. To all who knew Tim, he was a loved and admired husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, grandfather, uncle, friend, and the most likable man you could ever meet. Tim knew no strangers and was quick-witted and friendly, with a slightly sarcastic sense of humor that made him approachable and engaging. Tim had a heart for helping others in need, whether it be a homeless person, or just a family member going through a tough time. The Haag home was open to all who needed refuge, and became known as the place you could go to be accepted, supported, and loved. Tim was born July 31, 1954 in Loveland, Colorado to Floyd and Betty Haag. He married the love of his life, Cindy Bentley, on June 14, 1986, sticking together through the good and the challenging times, remaining faithful and loving, albeit ornery, to the very end. He was a good and kind man. Tim attended Loveland High School and worked in the family business until 1979. He became a Volunteer Firefighter for Loveland Fire Department in October of 1975, and remained a committed Volunteer until 1987. In January 1983, Tim was hired as a full-time Engineer with Loveland Fire and steadily worked his way through the ranks serving the positions of Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief and eventually Division Chief/Fire Marshal before his retirement in 2009. He served over 34 years, giving of himself with commitment, compassion and courage. Tim was an entrepreneur of sorts and owned several successful businesses throughout his life, including; Western Chimney Sweep (1987 - 1990), Western Fire Extinguisher (1989 - 2000), Designs on Apparel (2000 - present), worked at Gerrard Excavating (2010 - 2014), and eventually owned, Haag Trucking (2014 - present). He jumped into each new venture with everything he had and seemed to have a natural business sense, no doubt instilled from his many years in the family business. He immersed himself in learning, attending numerous schools, including Aims Community College and the National Fire Academy, as well as many professional affiliations, including; National Fire Protection Agency, Colorado Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, National Association of Arson Investigators, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Fire Marshals Association of Colorado. Simply stated, Tim enjoyed life and he lived it to the fullest, especially the past 12 years, as he became enamored with snowboarding, and engaged his entire family one way or the other in winter sports so they could be together. He was especially fond of his numerous grandchildren and made it his mission to teach them all how to ski/snowboard. They absolutely adored their Papa. Tim is survived by his adoring wife Cindy, daughters Conny (Donny) Reichardt, Katrina (Neil) Sheets, Monica (Justin) Yates, son Steven Haag; brother Jerry (Mary) Haag; mother-in-law Geraldine Bentley Sanders; brothers-in-law Norm (Diana) Bentley, Mark (Bonnie) Bentley, Don (Shirley) Bentley; sisters-in-law Connie (Vince) Vaughan, and Anita Bentley; and grandchildren Logan, Olivia, and Ella, Reichardt, and Easton Haag Sheets, as well as Sydney, Riley, Caylee, and Lily Yates, and Jaden Haag. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. In their eyes, "he hung the moon and the stars". Tim was preceded in death by Floyd Haag, father; Betty Haag, mother; Robert E. Bentley, father-in-law; Paul Sanders, father-in-law; and Robert L. Bentley, brother-in-law. Tim will be sorely missed and leaves a legacy for his family and friends that will not be forgotten. A viewing will be held on Tuesday April 18, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Viegut Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm with viewing 30 minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions shall be accepted for a memorial that will be established later. Contributions may be made to the Viegut Funeral Home, 1616 N. Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO; in care of the Haag Memorial fund. Condolences may be left for the family at www.viegutfuneralhome.com.
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