Monroe Haas, age 93, passed away at home on Saturday, June 22, 2013, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Roxbury in 1919 to the late George and Mata (Breunig) Haas. Monroe enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and served as a tailgunner during WWII. He married Lorraine Kraemer on Jan 29, 1946. She preceded him in death on February 11, 2008, after 62 years together. Monroe worked construction for many years as a journeyman plasterer, mason, cement finisher, and built many homes in the Sauk Prairie Area. He retired after 19 years with Oscar Mayer. Monroe enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, dancing, playing football pools, and spending time with friends and family.
He is survived by his children, Nancy (Richard) Skalitzky of Tempe, AZ, David (Viktoria) Haas of Prairie du Sac, Mark (Kim) Haas of Sauk City, and Mike Haas of Sauk City; daughter in-law, Rita Haas; 7 grandchildren; Kimberly, Rick, Terry, Derek, Aaron, Nikki, and Riley; 7 great grand-children, Taylor, Geno, Grace, Corri, Connor, Terra, and Caleb; brother, Allen (Delores) Haas. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife , he was preceded in death by a son, Dean; sisters, Esther Frosch and Connie Frosch; and a brother, Lyman Haas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:00am, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Sauk City. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by Lachmund-Cramer VFW Post 7694. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Hooverson Funeral Home, Sauk City.
Monroe's family would like thank his caregiver, Luca; Emily, Michelle, and the staff from Hospice for their wonderful care; and the weekly visits from the priests at Divine Mercy Parish.
Dad, your family meant everything to you. Your devotion to mom, your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, and parents has been an inspiration to us all. We will never forget your sense of humor, great advice, compassion, willingness to lend a helping hand, and of course all of your words of wisdom and "classic sayings". As you used to say, "It takes a big dog to weigh a ton". Dad, you were definitely a "big dog" to all that knew you during your 93 years on this earth. As much as we will miss you, we take comfort in knowing you are reunited in heaven with Mom and once again dancing to the big band music you both enjoyed so much. Dad, even though "It's time to slide", you are forever in our hearts. We love you so much.