Obit: Haas, Florence L. (1909 - 2003)

Contact:  Kipp Kippenhan

----Source: Wednesday, December 3, 2003 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Florence Haas

Florence L. Haas, 94, Loyal, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the Colonial Center, Colby. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Loyal. The Rev. Roman Kaiser officiated. Burial was in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Loyal. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Kurt Feldt, Mike Stutte, Jim Rowley, John Hewett, Gary Wittman, Dave Champa, Bryan Demberger, and Richard Neureuther.

Florence Lorene Bremer was born June 3, 1909 in Ocheyedan, Iowa, to Louis and Mae (nee Hemphill) Bremer. She was raised and educated in Lester, Iowa, until September, 1919, at which time her family moved to Loyal. She completed her education in Loyal, graduating from Loyal High School as salutatorian in 1927. She worked on the family farm with her dad until 1930. She married Raphael Haas on June 3, 1930, at the Catholic church in Robbinsdale, Minn. They lived and raised four daughters on a farm just north of Loyal. She continued to live on the farm after her husband's death and sold the farm in 1959 to her daughter Margie, and son-in-law, Duane Stutte. She moved into Loyal in November, 1960, and resided there until moving to Colonial Center, Colby, in 1998. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and it's P.W.C.C., the Loyal senior citizens, several card clubs and was the card club chauffeur, a past Girl Scout leader, a member of the Clark County Homemakers, and was honored in the 1998 Loyal Corn Festival Parade as the oldest living Loyal High School graduate. Her interests included flower gardening.

Survivors include four daughters, Gerry (Don) Rowley, Loyal, Margie (Duane) Stutte, Oconomowoc, Mary (Gary) Carstens, Lincoln, Nebraska, Luanne (Rick) Demberger, Springfield, New Jersey; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Raphael, on May 2, 1958; one brother, Elwood "Bud" Bremer; and one sister-in-law, Celine Bremer.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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