Obit: Haas, Bernice (1921 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Haas, Sorenson, LaMarche, Kyle, Westaby, Schesel, Headrick, Gauger, Thompson, Felix

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 1/09/2013

Haas, Bernice (17 October 1921 - 7 January 2013)

Bernice Haas, 91, of Stanley, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Oakbrook Health and Rehab Center, Thorp. She was born on October 17, 1921, the daughter of the latte Henry and Johanna (Sorenson) LaMarche. She grew up in the area and graduated from Stanley High School. On August 25, 1941, she was married to Melburn Haas at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Stanley. The couple lived in Thorp for a short time, they then moved to the Town of Delmar where they farmed until retirement, when they moved to the Town of Thorp where they resided for 30 years. Bernice was a long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Parish where she was a member of the PCCW and also taught CCD classes for a number of years.

Bernice is survived by her children: Roger (Lorelei) Haas of Chicago, Ill., Judith (Kyle) Haas o Grinnell, IA, Keith (Karen) Haas of River Falls, Gale (Carolyn) Haas of Chippewa Falls, Terrance (Diane) Haas of Ham Lake, MN, Ronald (Karen) Haas of Stanley, Pamela (Robert) Westaby of Stanley, and Patrick (Sarah) Haas of Stanley; 42 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sisters: Wanda Schesel of Bloomer and Betty Headrick of Stanley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mel in 2008; two sons: Kenneth and Michael, Twins in infancy; a grandson, Kenneth Haas; a granddaughter, Lacey Westaby; sisters: Evelyn Gauger and Lorraine Thompson; and brothers: Vernon and Wallace LaMarche.

Services will be held on Friday, January 11, 2-13, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Stanley, with Fr. William Felix officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and family may call on Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. at Plombon Funeral Home with a rosary being recited at 8 p.m.





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