Hilary was born March 8, 1982 in Cherokee, to James and Debra Nelson Jensen. She attended Cherokee schools and graduated from Faust Institute of Cosmetology in Spirit Lake. On June 2, 2002 she was united in marriage to Joseph F. Haar in Spirit Lake.
Hilary was a homemaker, and was previously employed at Regis Salon in Sandburg Mall Galesburg. She was a member of the United Church of Woodhull and the Miles Sturgeon American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed doing crafts with her children and reading. She especially loved being with family and friends
Her paternal grandparents, Roy and Evelyn Jensen, and her maternal grandfather, Don Nelson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Joe and two daughters, Madison and Pipe, both at home; her parents, Jim and Deb Jensen; her maternal grandmother Dorothy Nelson; her aunts, uncles and cousins; and all of Woodhull.