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David C. Haase, age 82, of Eastern Township, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at St. William’s Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Esther Lutheran Church in Eastern Township with Rev. Tom Kolden officiating. Music is provided by organist, Marcia Guenther. Private family burial will take place at a later date.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
David Charles Haase was born on September 6, 1935, to Reinhardt and Florence (Derkey) Haase in Bertha. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Bertha. David attended Bonor Country School District #64 through the eighth grade. He continued on to Bertha High School and graduated in 1953. Following his education, he farmed with his father on the family farm for three years. David was united in marriage to Inez Alberg on November 3, 1956, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bertha. Together they farmed in the Bertha area until they purchased the farm in Eastern Township in March of 1959, where they would live and farm for the next 60 years. While farming was David’s passion, he also worked part time in construction.
He was a member of Esther Lutheran Church. David was a former member of the Eagle Bend Lion’s Club and current member of the Parkers Prairie Lion’s Club. He also was a passionate member of the National Farmer’s Organization. David enjoyed playing his accordion, listening to music, dancing and playing cards. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reinhardt and Florence Haase.
David is survived by his wife of 61 years, Inez; seven children, Kathryn (Percy) Ungerecht of Shafer, Jerome (Twyla) Haase of Bertha, Barbara (Steve) Liedahl of Columbia, Maryland, James (Terri) Haase of Las Vegas, Nevada, Keith (Wanda) Haase of Paynesville, Sandra Haase and Carol Haase both of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Ellen Ruth (Neal) Dalen of Edina; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, with two on the way; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Honorary urn bearers are his grandchildren.