Marianne R. “Mary” Haeg

Marianne R. “Mary” Haeg

Sept. 7, 1931-April 28, 2016

Longtime Alaskan Marianne R. “Mary” Haeg, 84, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, in her sleep at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

There will be a potluck memorial from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Beachwood Manor B & B, Mile 12 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Parking will be on the east side of Kalifornsky Beach Road in the field. The memorial will be on the west side overlooking Cook Inlet.

Mary was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minn. She grew up and graduated high school in Minneapolis. In 1950 she began working at Great Bear Liquor in Bloomington, Minn., working there until 1972, when she moved to Soldotna.

In 1976, she moved to Chinitna Bay across Cook Inlet, where she commercial fished until retiring in 2006. She then moved to Kasilof where she lived until her passing.

Mary was involved in conservation habitat for brown bear and salmon streams in Chinitna Bay. She enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing, hunting, trapping, sewing, knitting, snowmachining, four wheeling, and viewing nature and wild game along with walks on the beach and visiting with family and friends. She also made clothing out of wild game furs, baked breads and pastries of all types and flavors.

She also spent summers gardening to put up food for the winter months.

“Mary had a special gift to see things before they happened. One highlight in her life was publishing of the movie, ‘Off The Beaten Path,’ by Bob Swerer Productions. She will be missed by all her family and friends and be in our hearts and thoughts forever,” her family wrote.

Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas R. Haeg; her parents, William and Ruth Peltier; sons, Gregory and Ronald Haeg, and granddaughter, Christina Lynn Haeg.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Haeg of Kasilof; brother, William Peltier of Minnesota; daughter, Susan Clements of Minnesota; sons, Thomas Haeg and wife Bets of Homer, and David Haeg and wife, Jackie of Soldotna; granddaughters, Sarah Haeg of Homer, Lisa Lynch and Danielle Nellis, both of Minnesota, and Kayla and Cassie Haeg, both of Soldotna; grandsons, Eric and Ryan Clements, both of Minnesota; great-grandchildren, Haylee Owen of Homer and Ivy Nellis of Minnesota; stepson, Steve Haeg and wife, Beth, of Minnesota; and many other friends, nieces, nephews and extended family members in Alaska and Minnesota.

Condolences may be sent to Robert Haeg, P.O. Box 338, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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