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Bob Haas Obituary
Bob Haas
ROANOKE - Carl Robert "Bob" Haas, 89, of rural Roanoke passed away at 4:05 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, at his residence.
He was born on November 20, 1928, in Bloomington, IL, to Carl John and Edith Bonge Haas. He married Doris Schirer on August 29, 1955, in Roanoke. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Alan (Susan) Haas of Roanoke; two daughters, Ann (Bryan) Reeves of Eureka and Brenda (Grant) Wilkerson of Morton; seven grandchildren, Karen (Christopher) Jones, Jason Haas, Chris (Jessica) Reeves, Kyle Reeves and Caleb, Seth and Jacob Wilkerson; and two great-grandchildren, Charlotte Jones and Henry Reeves.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
An Army veteran, Bob attained rank as sergeant while proudly serving his country during the Korean War. He was a member of the Roanoke American Legion Post # 463.
Bob was a life-long farmer in Woodford County. He enjoyed farming with several generations of his family. He served on the board of directors at the Roanoke Farmer's Association for many years.
Bob had a great interest in restoring antique tractors and farm equipment, with a special interest in preserving the legacy of the Haas tractor. He was a founding member and coordinator of the Haas Tractor Club of North America.
He was a member and elder of the Eureka Church of Christ, where he helped to establish and oversee the move of the church to its' current location now in Eureka.
Bob enjoyed spending the winters with his wife in Florida, where he met many friends from all over the United States. "Papa Bob" loved his family and grandchildren most of all and cherished the times spent with them. His kindness and generosity will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke. Gary Cline and Don McLean will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home. Burial with military rites will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hands of Compassion Ministry, 840 W. Center Street, Rochester, MN 55902; Greater Peoria Honor Flight, P.O. Box 5072, Peoria, IL 61601-5072; or Eureka Church of Christ for Mission Para Cristo ministry in Nicaragua.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from May 15 to May 17, 2018
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