THOMAS H. HAGA and MINEKO “MINE” K. ( KAMIMURA) HAGA
MINEKO MINE K. (KAMIMURA) HAGA Thomas H. Haga of Peoria, AZ, died peacefully, on January 24, 2019, at the age of 95. His wife, Mineko "Mine" K. (Kamimura) Haga of Peoria, AZ, died peacefully, on February 9, 2019, at the age of 93. Dad was born on July 22, 1923 to Akino and Chotaro Haga, in Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii. Mom was born on August 22, 1925 to Nine (Yoshinaga) and Nijiro Kamimura, in 9 Miles Olaa, Hilo, Hawaii. They were married on August 8, 1949, in Yokohama, Japan, and enjoyed golf, Pickle Ball, and trips to "The Cal" in Las Vegas (not necessarily in that order). Mom was instrumental to Dad's successful undergraduate and Law school studies at the University of Wisconsin. After the last of us kids could drive, Mom returned to work, at S&H Green Stamps Redemption Center, Citizen's Bank, Colorado Dept of Revenue, as well as volunteer positions with various community organizations. Her passions included, Bridge, sewing and quilting, and recognizing and rewarding family accomplishments. Dad was a proud member of the US Army 442nd Infantry Regiment, Military Intelligence Service, primarily serving in Burma and the Asia theatre, during WWII. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering and JD, from the University of Wisconsin, and was an avid Badger fan, all his life. A lifetime Urban Planner, Dad's working years were focused on Metropolitan Planning, as it applied to improving Community relations, Justice, and Equity. He led Urban Planning Depts for Genesee County, MI, and Pueblo County, CO, and served as an officer and board member on several National Professional associations related to Urban Planning. In retirement, he enjoyed performing his duties as a Master Gardener, working and organizing local Farmers' Markets, and helping to gather information and contacts in support of the 442nd Archives. Mom is survived by her sisters: Ruth Kamimura, and Jean Mitsutomi; brothers: Masao (Kyoko) Kamimura and Richard Kamimura. Mom and Dad are survived by 3 children: Kelvin A. (Jo Ann) Haga, Sherie I. (Bruce) Hogston, Ken J. (Shauna) Haga; 4 grandchildren: Lindsey M. (Anuj) Parikh, Taylor M. Haga, Victoria A. Hogston, and Thomas R. Hogston; and many nieces and nephews. Mom and Dad will be interred together at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. We love and miss them.
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