Isabelle T. Haas, age 97, of Colby, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Colby Retirement Community under the tender care of Aspirus Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Tim Oudenhoven will officiate. Interment to follow at Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 12:00 p.m. until time of service Monday at the church.
Isabelle was born on June 22, 1920, the daughter of Julius and Katherine (Schnell) Mayr in the Town of Mayville. She attended school in Abbotsford and Stetsonville graduating from Dorchester in 1939. Isabelle was united in marriage to Arthur Haas, Sr. on June 11, 1942 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford. He preceded her in death on August 24, 2012. She worked in Chicago and on her father's dairy farm before her marriage and farmed with her husband for 32 years east of Unity.
Isabelle was a member of St. Bernard and the PCCW. She enjoyed making quilts, crafts, traveling, jigsaw puzzles, canning produce from her garden and was famous for her apple squares. Her family was her life and she loved to read to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Isabelle is lovingly survived by her six children: Joyce (Reggie) Morgison of Virginia, Rita (Richard) Kloehn of Unity, Robert (Marion) Haas of Unity, Leonard (Mary) Haas of Colby, Judy (Dennis) Blazel of Marshall, and Karen (Rick) Block of Medford; her daughter-in-law, Joanne Haas of Madison; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is further survived by four brothers: Joseph Mayr of Columbus, Julius (Bridgette) Mayr of De Forest, Bernard Mayr of De Forest and Leander (June) Mayr of Denver, CO; a sister-in-law, Clara Mayr of De Forest; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Arthur; son, Arthur Haas Jr., grandson, Joshua Block, granddaughter, Laura Lee Johnson; grand daughter-in-law, Ines Haas, three sisters: Angeline Wright, Marie Carver and Margaret Heindl and two brothers, Sylvester and Fred Mayr.
The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Colby Retirement Community for the care and compassion their mother received.