MADISON - Vivian Edna Haase passed away peacefully on April 22, 2013, at Four Winds Manor, Verona WI.
She was born on the family farm in August 28, 1921, in De Pere WI.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Edna (DeGroat) Rae, 2 sisters (Margie and Dorothy), and one brother Dr. Robert Rae.
She is survived by her daughter Margie Palmer, granddaughter Gabrielle Palmer and nephew Robert Rae III.
Vivian graduated from De Pere High School in 1940. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Class 1945. B.S. in Home Economics. She also attended Michigan State University master's degree program.
She worked for the WI Electric Company and The West Bend Company as a Home Economist in product testing and recipe development.
She served as tribal council member for the Brothertown Indian Tribe in the early 1980's. She was actively involved in researching tribal history and played an integral part in State tribal recognition.
In semi-retirement she worked as an outreach worker for the Colonial Club in Sun Prairie, WI.
She kept active by researching family genealogy, gardening, sewing, knitting, reading and watching the Green Bay Packers.
She will be remembered for her passion for food and cooking, sense of humor, independence, and positive outlook on life.
A Memorial Service is being planned for May at Four Winds Manor, Verona WI.
To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.