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Samuel P. "Sam" Haglund II, age 59, of Hessel, formerly of Greenville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, June 13, 2019 from his son's home near Lakeview after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  The son of Frederick Albert "Fritz" & Margaret Morris (Leathley) Haglund, he was born on December 6, 1959 in Greenville.  A graduate of Greenville High School, Sam followed in his father's footsteps and became a Master Electrician, had owned Fritz Electric, and was currently working  for Shoreline Power Services.

On April 4, 1980, in Greenville, he married Susan Kay Snyder and together they enjoyed over 39 years of marriage, were members of Calvary Baptist Church, and after selling Fritz Electric they made their home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  At the age of 12 Sam began volunteering his time with the Montcalm County 4-H Fair and delighted in spending his time on the fairgrounds during fair week.  He will long be remembered for his contributions to the new Montcalm County Fairgrounds.  Sam enjoyed bicycling, hunting and fishing, music, old and ugly cars, and playing cards  —  especially teaching his grandchildren how to play poker. 

He was preceded in death by his parents;  a step-mother, Shirley Perks-Haglund;  a sister, Ann Haglund;  a brother, Andrew Haglund;  a nephew, Clinton J. Haglund;  and a brother-in-law, Dean Snyder.  Surviving are his wife, Susan "Suzi" Haglund;  their  children, Samuel P. III & Athena Haglund of Lakeview, Sunni M. Haglund of Ionia, and Stephen A. & Sadie Haglund of Fenwick;  grandchildren, Jayden Haglund, Shayla Baker, Henry Haglund, Ezekial Haglund, Zappa Haglund, Riley Haglund, Jimmy & Julie Baker; two brothers, John F. Haglund, and Matthew E. & Olja Haglund, all of Greenville;   his parents-in-law, J.C. & Dorothy Snyder of Greenville;  siblings-in-law, Amanda Allen of Greenville and Greta & Richard Smith of Idaho;  and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, 12501 Montcalm Avenue, Greenville, where memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019.  The Rev. R. Mark Shaw, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate and a luncheon will follow the ceremony.

Instead of flowers, Sam would have appreciated contributions in his memory to either the Benevolent Fund at Calvary Baptist Church or to the Montcalm County Fair Association. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Sam's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. Patty Pixley on June 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

    So sorry Suzi and family, May God surround you in peace knowing that Sam is with our Lord and Savior. Till we meet again Sam, fly high be pain free.



  2. Brenda Thompson on June 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzi and family:
    Sam’s legacy lives on in all your lives.-á He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege-á and pleasure to know him.-á You are all in our prayers, much love always.
    Love,
    Brenda-á& Jim Thompson



  3. Connie Geer on June 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzy, I am so sorry for your loss.Sam was a wonderful man. I loved your road trips.
    Connie Geer



  4. Kay Young on June 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzi and
    family, Sorry to here of Sams passing he is free of pain and in a better place.
    Kay Young



  5. Christy Simmons on June 14, 2019 at 12:00 am


    Athena, Sam and boys
    Your in my thoughts and prayers
    Love Aunt Christy



  6. Vicki (Greunke) Viges on June 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sue…I was so saddened to hear about Sam when Dana saw it on FB!!-á It is so hard to see the pain that cancer brings.-á So many family, friends, classmates…. We did have some good times in choir! :)-á Hugs to you and prayers for comfort for you and your family.-á-á



  7. Darlene Durham on June 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sam was a true friend and I will miss him so much… his humor – his advice – his courage and attitude… his acceptance and respect.-á A real man who loved without judgment.-á You will always be here with us … love never dies.-á Your humor and good deeds will be a part of my memories forever.-á Rest easy Sam… peace till we meet again.-á Love and condolences to the family and friends. May good memories comfort you.-á



  8. Shelly Lillie on June 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzi and family, may God keep you close during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven received another angel and we lost another friend from the class of 1978. Much love to you Suzi



  9. BRENDA LUTES on June 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My sincere condolences to the family.-á Suzi, hugging you from here!
    #Ihatecancer



  10. Laura Jacobs on June 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thanks so much for coming over yesterday. I was glad to be able to hug you and Stevie. IGÇÖm glad Lorien and I got to come up last month and see the house and you guys. Uncle Sam isnGÇÖt hurting anymore, but now we have to feel this immense loss. We are here for all of you and love you guys tons.



  11. Aimee on June 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sam will be missed by so many. In the short time I knew him, he quickly became one of the best people I had the pleasure of knowing. He called me “kiddo” and I loved it.-á



  12. Evelyn on June 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzi, sending hugs and prayers. May God comfort you and the family throughout this difficult time.-á



  13. David Pixley on June 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sympathy Sue and family, on the passing of such a great guy as Sam, we know that The Lord Jesus has welcomed him home with out reached arms, rapping them around him.



  14. Darryl and Diane Rogers on June 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzi and kids and Matthew – we were so sorry to hear of the passing of Sam.-á Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.-á-á



  15. Wesley Shaffer on June 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Love you sue-á
    Wesley and andy shaffer



  16. Christine Donazzolo on June 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    So sorry for your great loss Suzi prayers for comfort and peace.-á



  17. Monique & Dave Doolittle on June 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzi – There has always been something about you and Sam. Ever since school, you both had this special light. Your spirits were always infectious separately, but together you were magic. I know from an outsider’s perspective things always look different, and life is not perfect,when you are living it. However, I you both always have had this way of inviting everyone in to get a glimpse of what you both shared with the world. Never afraid to be goofy or different (in a very cool way). Always so positive.-á What a gift you have had! What a gift you have given others! I am so sorry that Sam had to go through this. I am also very sorry that you, your children and grandchildren have had to live it, and see it first hand. No one should have to watch a family member go through such craziness. I am very thankful though to have witnessed a life well lived in Sam. I pray that you find some kind of peace in knowing that he is still with you all, and is waiting until you meet again. I truly love you Sue.
    -áDave and I are thinking of you.-áG¥ñn+Å



  18. The Bramans on June 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss, he was a great man.-á He will be missed by many.



  19. Bill and Lynne Hues on June 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thoughts for you Sue and all of the families. Prayers being said for comfort peace



  20. Carla and Dee Burnett on June 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sam was an awesome Godly man. He will be missed dearly.-á Our love and thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.-á-á



  21. Linda Beaver on June 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sam always had a certain sense of humor that made me laugh so hard. My thoughts and prayers are with you continuously.-á We have the hope that you will see your Sam again in Glory, and we will see our wonderful Jesus G¥ñ



  22. Dennis and Marilyn Giddings on June 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzi, John and Family-á
    So sorry to hear of your loss Sam was a great guy he will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers from us-á



  23. Sally and Bob Merren and Kim and Mike Andrews on June 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzi and Family,
    We are sadden by your loss.-á Sam was a household name around our house back in the day.-á He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.-á Your family will be in our hearts and prayers and think of you often.-á-á



  24. Don and Debbie Schultz on June 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Suzi and family: We Love You and are praying for you and your family. Don and I have many fond memories of the times we spent with you and Sam.-á



  25. Larry & Susan Anstett on June 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    We are sincerely sorry for you loss.-á Praying for your entire family at this time.



  26. Mark Curtis on June 23, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the whole family.



  27. Colt & Dee on June 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

    We are so sorry we will not be able to attend the service this Saturday as we will be out of the state. We continue to keep you all in our prayers for God’s peace & comfort. G¥ñ-á



  28. Leslie Anne Wood on June 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sue, I am so saddened by your loss. I remember Sam as a boy when he would spend 4-H Fair week with the kids in my horse 4-H club. He joined right in with all of our activities. Then, when I worked at MCC, I helped him set up an apprenticeship program for his employees. His passing is a great loss to so many.



  29. Justin main on June 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

    To the family and friends of Sam, very sorry for your loss, are thoughts will be with you all



  30. Cheri Larsen on June 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I’m so sorry for your Suzi. My prayers are with you and your family.-á -á



  31. David & Kathy Condon on June 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

    WeGÇÖre very sorry to hear of SamGÇÖs passing! He made us laugh! May he Rest In Peace In GodGÇÖs Loving arms



  32. Dewey Hilding on June 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Prayers to family. Sam was always a pleasure to be around.-á



  33. Burly Dietz on June 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

    So glad to have known you, and been your friend Sam =ƒñù We will meet again someday, so keep an eye out for me ! Thoughts go out to Suzie and the rest of your family.-á
    -á -á -á -á -á -á -á -á -á -á -á -á -á -á



  34. Ted and Wendy Simmons on June 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

    We are thinking of and praying for your family =ƒÆ£



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