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Charles Clement James Haas 1940-1999


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Date: 8/10/2010 at 09:11:38

Decorah Public Opinion, Tuesday, November 9, 1999

Charles Haas

Charles Clement James Haas, 59, of McGregor, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m., at the St. Mary's Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon with the Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating.

Casket bearers were Cletus Pladsen, Gary Pladsen, Pat O'Neill, Gordon Kaeser, Leonard Bulman and Charlie Colsch.

Honorary bearers were Rick, Brad, Thomas and Craig Bloxham; Kevin, T.J., Cory and Scott Haas; Luke and Sam Mount; Michael Batista; and Brian Kessel.

Burial was at the church cemetery. The Martin Funeral Home of Waukon
handled arrangements.

Charles Clement James Haas was born March 30, 1940, on the family farm in the Lycurgus area of rural Waukon. His parents were Leo J. and Viola
(Knickerbocker) Haas.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Lycurgus Catholic Church and attended the Lycurgus rural school and Waukon High School.

He married Wanda Thompson. Charles worked at Quandahl Food Ranch as a meat cutter and for David Ewing in the meat business.

Charles later operated his own meat business, which gave him the opportunity to live and travel extensively throughout the United States.

He returned to Northeast Iowa in 1989 and worked for Iowa Rotocast
for a time in the early 1990s. The past four years he had lived in McGregor.

Charlie liked motorcycles and animals, especially his dog. He enjoyed visiting with people and was a good storyteller. He was a history buff, and liked boats and being on water.

The past five years he battled kidney failure and was on dialysis. He was very appreciative of his caregivers and supportive of his peers. It was said Charlie never met a person who wasn't a friend.

Survivors include his mother, Viola Haas-Mount of Waukon; his loving partner of 22 years, Zola Nunnery-Haas of McGregor; a son, Charles Scott Haas of Gulfport, Miss.; a daughter, Tamara Lea Haas-Canoy and her husband Randy of Decorah; grandchildren Krista Lea, Allie Jeanne and Randi-Kate; two step-sons, Bobby Nunnery of Waukon and Bud Nunnery and his wife Sonja of Minneapolis, Minn.; step-grandsons Landon and Benjamin; three brothers, Earl and wife Bev Haas, Douglas and wife Joyce Haas, and Floyd and wife Susan Mount, all of Waukon; three sisters, Edith and husband Richard Bloxham of Waukon, Rose Kessel of Waterloo, and Elaine and husband Jay Doyle of Giard; along with many nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, Leo; his sister, Violet Kingsbury; his step-father, Floyd Mount Sr.; and his brother-in-law, Carl Kessel.

Transcribed by an IA GenWeb Volunteer from obituaries found in the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society Library, Cresco, Iowa.


posted by Diana Diedrich 1/15/2005:

Charles Clement James Haas, 59, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, in Lutheran Hospital, LaCrosse, Wis., after a brief illness. Services: 11 p.m. Friday, St. Mary's Lycurgus Catholic Church, rural Waukon, by Monsignor Ed Lechtenberg. Burial: church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Martin Funeral Home, Waukon, where a Scripture service begins at 4 p.m.

Survivors include his mother, Viola Haas-Mount of Waukon; his partner, Zola Nunnery-Haas; a son, Charles Haas of Gulfport, Miss; a daughter, Tamara Haas-Canoy of Decorah; two stepsons, Bobby Nunnery of Waukon and Bud Nunnery of Minneapolis; three brothers, Earl and Douglas Haas and Floyd Mount, all of Waukon; and three sisters, Edith Bloxham of Waukon, Rose Kessel of Waterloo and Elaine Doyle of Giard.

Source: The Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 4, 1999.


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