Obit: Hasz, Otto
H. (1917 - 2006)
Contact: Carol (Purkis) Mitte
Surnames: Hasz, Sternitzky, Lindow, Kier, Zwicke, Schnitzler, Grass
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County,Wi.)Pg.10; May 10, 2006
Otto Henry Hasz,88 Granton , died Thursday,May 4,2006,at his home three miles east of Granton.
He was born Sept.18,1917,on a farm near Loganville, Sauk County, WI, one of four children of Herman and Helen (Sternitzky) Hasz. The family moved to the Town of Lynn several years later.Otto attended the Sunbeam School and Zion Lutheran Parocial School. After graduating from Granton High School in 1936, he continued farming with his parents in the Town of Lynn until he married Arlene Lindow of the Town of Fremont,Chili, on May 18,1941.
Otto and Arlene started farming northeast of Granton after their marriage until 1947,when they moved to their present farm east of Granton on U.S. Hwy 10. In addition to farming ,Otto was also a carpenter by trade. He worked for Donald Kier of Marshfield , makeing cabinets and remoldeling homes. When the new Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was built in the late 1950s, Otto was there, helping put the roof on. In the 1960s Otto worked for a short time at UBC Lumber Company in Chili,and then for Wick Building Systems in Spencer building (NOTE:seems to be part missing here)retirement,he continued his carpentry work by helping family members build garages and remodel their homes. He built upholstered rocking chairs and wooden creches for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. During the last ten years he made many small wooden items that were sold at holiday craft shows.
Otto was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granton and very active in numerous roles at church, serving as the Church Cemetery Sexton for eight years, holding numerous church offices,President,Elder and Secretary,an officer of the Granton AAL, an officer of the church's Lutheran Layman's League and a member for many years of the Zion Men's Club.He also served as the delegate to Synodical Conventions for the parish in New Orleans and Kentucky.
Through his life he also was a leader of the Lynn 4-H Club,the Secretary/Treasurer for the Lynn Telephone Company and served on the Granton School Board before the schools consolidated in the early 1960s.
Surviviors include his wife,Arlene;children, Donna(James)Zwicke,of Marshfield; James(Gail)Hasz, of Granton and Vicke (Donald) Schnitzler,of Marshfield;seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are,Edna Grass,of Wausau and Albert Hasz,of Granton; and many nieces,and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by an infant sibling,Louis Hasz,of Loganville.
Services will be at 2 p.m.Saturday,May 13, at Zion Evangical Lutheran Church Granton. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 1p.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers,donations to the Lutheran Hour or St. John's Lutheran Church Service Broadcast at Pittsville are appreciated.
Special thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff of Ministry Health Care Home Hospice.
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