RICHARD S. HAAS, 89 FREEPORT - Richard S. Haas, 89, formerly of Warren, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home in Freeport. He was born February 23, 1925, in Stockton, IL to John Peter and Elsie Sarah (Wurster) Haas. In 1949, he served his country in the United States Army in the Korean War. In 1951, he returned to farming with his brother in the Rush Township area of Jo Daviess County, IL. In 2011, he moved to Freeport, IL. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Warren and the Warren American Legion. He was an avid reader and enjoyed reading Western and Military stories. He enjoyed going to the antique tractor and engine shows and working on engines. Richard is survived by brother, Fred Haas of Warren; sister, Martha (Terry) Love of Freeport; nieces and nephew, Paul Lee Haas of Warren, Karen (Ron) Larson of Mt. Morris, IL, Joan Sundvall of Rockford, IL, Eric Sundvall of Oregon, IL, Aaron (Tracy) Love of Freeport, IL and Inga Love of Freeport, IL; five great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Emma K. Sundvall, Frieda E. Haas and Evelyn M. Haas; brother-in-law, John Sundvall; and sister-in- law, Beverly Haas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Elmwood Cemetery in Warren, IL. A memorial has been established in his name for the Warren American Legion. Condolences may be sent to the family at leamonfh.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard from July 24 to July 25, 2014