Jerome Haase, 90, Juneau

February 15, 2019

Jerome Anthony Haase passed onto eternal life on Feb. 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Jerome was born Jan. 20, 1929, son of Walter and Marie Haase in the town of Lowell.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 69½ years, Dorothy; his children, Betty (Roger) Statz of Reeseville, Catherine (Dennis) Ruegg of Hustisford, Steven (Marcia) of Beaver Dam, John (Sherry) of Juneau, Thomas (Cynthia) of Zephyr Hills, Florida, Roseann (Randy) Rossing of Highland, Anthony (Kelly) of Verona, William (Debbie) of Juneau, Ellen (Jeff) Schmidt of Oconomowoc and Edward (Margauerite) of Watertown; his 38 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Bernice, Howard, Richard (Lorna), Jane (Russ Selchert); sister-in-law, Helen Neis; as well as many nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.

As a devoted husband, father and grandfather he will be greatly missed.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmer and Florence Neis; siblings, Margaret, Ralph (Jackie), Mary (Cecil Sanders), Robert (Marita), Janet, Merlin (Goldie) Neis and Leon Neis; and a grandson, Peter Rossing. Also preceded in death by nephew, David Haase and nieces, Sandi Neis and Nancy Haase (Hoffman).

Jerome was married to Dorothy (Neis) June 15, 1949, at St. John’s the Baptist Church in Clyman, where they were lifelong members. Jerome was a faithful and devoted servant to our lord and savior. His service included serving as a church trustee for 38 years and singing in the choir for 75 years. He was a 46-year member of the Knights of Columbus, including serving as a 4th degree knight and as a past grand knight. Jerome served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951 and was also very involved in his community as a school board member and school bus driver. He also served on the town of Clyman town board and was an active member of the beekeepers association. Jerome was an active farmer and also worked at Kant Lumber in Juneau, Zuern Lumber in Watertown, Justmann Farms in Clyman and Provimi Veal in Watertown. Jerome enjoyed helping his sons with various building projects, talking with his grandchildren, sitting in the sun swinging in his outdoor swing and always having a jar of honey to send home with his many, many friends and family members.

Visitation will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyman, from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, with a rosary dedication immediately following. Friends and family may also visit Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service with military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorials to St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church would be appreciated.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Juneau is serving the family. Condolences may be placed at berndt-ledesma.com.

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