Herbert L. Haack

November 26, 2017 GMT

Herbert L. Haack died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

He was born Feb. 16, 1943, to Herbert and Vergilia Haack of Winona. After graduating from Cotter High School, he received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Winona State College. He was a math teacher at Central Junior High School and John Adams Middle School in Rochester, Minn., retiring in 2000. Herb and Pamela Johnson were married in July 1974. Herb enjoyed baseball, college football and was a loyal Green Bay Packers fan. Fishing on the Mississippi River and deer hunting in the bluff area near Winona, were lifelong passions. As a car aficionado, Herb often attended classic car shows and enjoyed maintaining his own vehicles. His two daughters, Natalie and Leah, were the light of his life. After residing in Rochester, he and his wife moved to Buckeye, Ariz., in 2013, where they enjoyed living in the community of Verrado. Spring training baseball games, Phoenix symphony concerts, membership in the Verrado Leadership, participation in local Democratic Party activities and community social events were activities he enjoyed in recent years.

He is survived by his wife, Pam; and daughters, Natalie of San Diego, and Leah (John) Deane; and stepgrandchildren, Samantha and Andrew Deane of Buckeye; his sister, Betty (Steve) Maliszewski, brother, Don (Gayle) Haack both of Winona; sister-in-law, Mary Lynn Johnson (Denise Robertson) of Spokane, Wash.; brother-in-law, Lee (Janelle) Johnson of Overland Park, Kan.; sister-in-law, Lu Johnson of Apple Valley, Minn.; and nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary, who died in infancy.

At a future date family and friends will be invited to gather to remember him in southeast Minnesota.