James Fred Haase (1940 - 2012)

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James Fred Haase age 72 of Sedalia died on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Fair
View Nursing Home. He was born on June 6, 1940 in Marshall son of William F.
and Lydia A Traugott Haase. James moved from Malta Bend to Green Ridge in 1946
with his family. He later moved to Sedalia with his mother in 1978. James had
learning disabilities and later in life attended State fair Community College
in the Adult Education and Literacy Program. Early in life he did hay hauling
and enjoyed working on radios. He attended and trained at the Sheltered
Workshop in Sedalia. He worked toward obtaining a job at Missouri Pressed
Metals where Gerald Harrellson was a job trainer. James and Gerald were not
only neighbors, but they became good friends. James was thrilled beyond words
to have a "real job". Gerald said he wished he had ten more workers like
James. Missouri Pressed Metals and Gerald Harrellson gave James an opportunity
in life to prosper and the family will always be greatful. James always made
sure that everyone whether at school or work was doing fine and was safe
before he left each day. James and his family were proud of the fact that he
had his drivers license. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and was
confirmed on June 10, 1962 He helped his mother make the church bulletin by
keeping the press working. James enjoyed Special Olympics where he
participated in track, basketball and bowling. He enjoyed watching all of the
old television shows, having strawberry shakes and frosties. He loved being
with his family and had a special place in his heart for each one of them. He
is survived by four nephews; Mike Curtis of Unionville, Missouri, David Curtis
and his wife Renee of La Monte, Robert Curtis of Green Ridge and Mark Curtis
and his wife Teri of Green Ridge, one niece: Mary Koester of Illinois, one
sister: Joann Curtis of Sedalia, five great nephews and five great nieces,
several great great nephews and nieces.. He was preceded by his parents, one
brother: Leonard Haase, one nephew: Leonard Haase, Jr., one great nephew:
Timothy Curtis. Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, October 10,
2012, at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Rev. Chris Kellogg and Officiant
Andrew Tessone. Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Curtis, Cody Curtis, Troy
Curtis, Chad Curtis, Steven Curtis and Eric Schneider. Honorary pallbearers
will be Ken Tilman, Jackie Stevens, Robbie Williams and Betty Brandt. Burial
will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30
P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral
Home. Memorials may be given to Our Saviour Lutheran Church Radio Ministry.
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Published in on Oct. 8, 2012
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