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Dennis C "JR" Haglund

Dennis C "JR" Haglund

Dennis C. “JR” Haglund, age 63 of Plum City, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, January 22, 2024 at his home in Plum City.

JR was born on June 15, 1960 in Durand. He was the son of Dennis C. and Carol (Kearns) Haglund Sr. JR grew up in the Plum City area and graduated from Plum City High School in 1978. JR married Lori Hophan, together they had three children and later divorced.  JR farmed and worked in the agriculture field until 2009. In 2009 he bought and ran JR’s Mainstreet Bar in Plum City.

Serving the community was close to JR’s heart. He was an active member of the Plum City Lion’s Club, Pepin County Tavern League, and Ellsworth Rod & Gun. He loved supporting all local causes and he never met a raffle ticket he didn’t like.

JR enjoyed traveling across the country especially taking “cousins” trips with Neal, Pamm and Sandie to Alaska. He also had a passion for golf and his goal in life was to play a round of golf in each state. JR was an avid Wisconsin sports fan, watching the Brewers, Packers and Badgers. If he wasn’t busy at the bar, you could find JR playing cards. Most of all JR loved spending time with his family and friends.

JR is survived by his children Katelin (Matthew) Steege of Hortonville, Kali (Trent) Unser of Plum City and Kevin (Kaycee) Haglund of Prescott, three grandchildren Harper and William Steege and Karly Haglund, partner Krissa Holt of Plum City, parents Dennis Sr. and Carol of Plum City, siblings Leah (Ken) Milliren of Plum City, Annie (Barry) Bignell of Knapp, Dixie (Joe Ortworth) Haglund of Menomonie, Matt Haglund of Plum City, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, beloved cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Friday, February 2, 2024 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Plum City. A Celebration of Life will be 1:00PM-5:00PM Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Molly’s on Main in Plum City.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Linda Zahn

    Krissa - you & your kids were our family, for so many years! “Life happened” & then time went SO fast! We loved you then -we love you NOW. Both of us - ALWAYS know this!!!!!

  2. Elliott Wayne

    Condolences to the family.

    Condolences to Krissa Holt who I have worked with for years. You are in our thoughts and prayers dear!

  3. Jon Ebensperger

    Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family.

  4. Teresa (Brunner) and Mike Davis

    Dear Denny's family: We are just heartbroken for you over losing Denny. Sending you all the biggest hugs. JR was the most amazing person and we are incredibly blessed to have had him in our lives. What a once-in-a-lifetime friend, although honestly he was more than that; we considered him family. What a community powerhouse. What an incredible person. What a legacy he leaves behind, a huge hole in all our hearts and in the community. We are all richer for having known him. Sending our love to you all as you grieve the lost of this wonderful man.

  5. Jack Dieckman

    My thoughts and prayers for Denny's family. I worked together with Denny at DHI milk testing. Denny was a hard worker and would always go the extra mile. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. Kristine Polzer

    Sending our sympathy to JR's family.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  7. Chris LaBreche

    My deepest sympathies to the Haglund family- I have nothing but great memories of JR and Kevin around Plum City. We were truly blessed to have him in our lives and grateful for everything he did in and around the area.

  8. Jerry and Twylah Eggenberger

    Prayers and thoughts are with the whole family of Denny. Wish we up there to give you support. God bless you all. ????????

  9. Craig Swenson

    Sorry for your loss he was our mik tester for years great guy craig and Sara Swenson

  10. Scott Watkins

    My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to JR family.

  11. Karla Clare

    My condolences to the Haglund family, my thoughts and prayers are with you...

  12. Ann Klein

    So very very sorry to the entire family. He has left a positive mark on everyone he has met. What a blessing. He will be missed by many. Bright light. Peace and prayers.

  13. Mandie Berger

    I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. JR was such a kind person and clearly loved by so many. A very humble person gone way too soon. May you RIP JR. Thanks for all the good times! Cheers to all of your years earth side. ????

  14. Lori Gilles

    I am so very sorry for your loss. JR was such a wonderful person and there will be a large empty space in the community for a long time. So many great memories!

  15. Joann McDonnell Flatjord

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the Haglund families.

  16. Ryan and Kerri Kroeze

    My heart breaks for all who lived him. I always enjoyed going to JR'S bar in Plum Ciy. He always wore his smile.

  17. Pauline Hines

    JR was such an amazing man with such a big heart. I always enjoyed visiting with him and Krissa at his bar. He was a man of awesome humor! Rest in peace JR! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Love, Pauline Hines and Payton and Brett

  18. Joanne Hovey

    Sincere sympathy to Krissa, family and friends. JR was such a nice guy and will be missed by so many. God Bless.

  19. Nick Gilles and Aunie Brokl

    We're so sorry for your family's loss! JR was a great local personality with a heart of gold! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you!❤️

  20. Donna M Hoyt

    So sorry for your loss. He was a great person he was friendly to everyone. He is going to be missed.

  21. Sean & Katie Stoudt

    To the family of JR: Please accept our condolences for the loss of JR. He was such an integral part of the Plum City community. JR always went above and beyond to help those in need and pick up where he could support in our community. JR will be greatly missed. He touched so many people's lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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