Obit: Haase, Loretta E. (1919 - 2008)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Haase, Gerrits, Van Gompla, Molloy, Rueth, Lehman, Endvick, Van Den Heuvel, Eslinger

----Source: Loyal TRG 11 June 2008

Haase, Loretta E. (15 JUN 1919 - 7 JUN 2008)

Loretta E. Haase, 88, Loyal, died on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at The Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on June 10, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal. The Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenwood. Pallbearers were Robert Molloy, Patrick Molloy, Richard A. Haase, Randy Rueth, Gary Rueth and Clarence Wagner.

Loretta Elizabeth Gerrits was born on June 15, 1919, in Little Shute, to Henry and Nellie (nee Van Gompla) Gerrits. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Boyd, where she was raised on a farm and received her education. She married Joseph John Haase on Nov. 26, 1936, in Boyd. In 1954, they moved to a farm northwest of Loyal where they farmed and raised their family. The retired in 1981 and moved into Loyal. Following retirement, she and Joe enjoyed traveling together. She resided in Loyal until entering the Clark County Health Care Center in June 2004. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and its PCCW, and had many interests, but especially enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, playing cards, and gardening.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Allen Haase, Stanley, David (Eleanor) Haase, Stratford, Ruth (Bob) Molloy, Belvidere, Ill., Richard J. (Jeri) Haase, Greenwood, and Debbie (Terry) Rueth, Loyal; 11 grandchildren, Robert (Angie) Molloy, Patrick (Aami) Molloy, Christine (Michael) Molloy-Lehman, Richard A. (Annette) Haase, Gary (Shelby) Rueth, Julie Rueth, Randy Rueth, Kellie Rueth, Chelsey Rueth, Courtney Haase and Christin Haase; nine great-grandchildren, Matthew, Michael and Morhan Molloy, Drew Lehman, Addison and Delany Molloy, Willow Haase, and Avery and Raelyn Rueth; one sister, Betty Endvick, Boyd; one brother-in-law, Paul Haase, Owen; and two sisters-in-law, Millie Van Den Heuvel, Stanley, and Norma Gerreys, Cadott.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Joe, on Aug. 9, 2002; one son, Dennis Haase, in 1976; seven brothers, Nick, Peter, Martin, George, Jerome, Raymond and Harold Gerrits; and six sisters, Ann Deutsch, Harriet Wagner, Jennie Stoehr, Sr. Roseann Gerrits, Irene Stong and Dorothy Eslinger.

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



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