Robert J. Haas
Robert J. Haas, age 91, of Elkhart Lake passed away Thursday, November 23, 2012 at his home.
Robert was an Eagle Scout and played football at Earlham College before joining the Army
and serving four years as a rifle trainer in the U.S. and in Great Britian. After the war he attended and graduated from the University of Michigan
in Ann Arbor in Geological Science. He went on to work around the world as a geologist for Philips Petroleum Company.
He and his dear wife, Charlene, raised two children, John and Margaret before retiring to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Robert was a very positive and pro-active mentor and boss to employees. He abhorred gossip. Once, he told his son, "There will never be a day you can't look back and find some one thing you could have done better to help someone."
A lifelong lover of natural science, he was interested in growing roses and ornithology. He was happiest when he could find the little owl in the tree with flashlight and show his children.
He is survived by his son, John, his daughter, Margaret, his daughter-in-law, Mary Louise, and his grandsons, Robert and Alec, of whom he was so proud!
Services for Robert are pending upon the return of his son, John, from Afghanistan.
Loved and missed by all, may he rest in Peace. To quote a favorite line of Bob's from Lord Byron, "Come grow old with me, the best is yet to be."
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