Saturday, December 11, 2010

Floyd Lincoln Haas

We lost our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Floyd Lincoln Haas, 83, on December 11, 2010, at Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie.

Floyd was born on December 9, 1927, in Racine; son of Ella Haas and Harry Miller. He spent his early years at Sparta, Wisconsin, Children’s Home. At age 4, he was sent to Chippewa Falls-Northern Colony and Training School. He left the Home in June 1946 and moved to Chicago, IL. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in December 1946. During this enlistment, he served in the Philippines. He was honorably discharged in July 1949.

In June 1951, he enlisted in the Army and was sent to Ft. Knox, KY, then Ft. Benning, GA, for paratrooper training. He served in Korea during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1954.

He met the love of his life, Beverly Larsen, while they were both working at Herbert’s Jewelers in downtown Racine. They were married July 31, 1954, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church. He was employed for 37 ½ years at Wisconsin Natural Gas Co., starting September 8, 1954, and retiring on December 31, 1991.

Floyd will be dearly missed by Beverly, his wife of 56 years; children, Diane (Steve) Mudrak, Denise Krueger and Lawrence Haas; grandchildren, Jay (Amanda) Mudrak, Janet (Matt) Carpino, Dana (Angie Dellise) Ballewske, Daniel (Jennifer) Krueger; great-grandchildren, Lucy Mudrak, Sam Mudrak, Griffin Dellise and Aubree Krueger. He was preceded in death by his parents; a special uncle and aunt, Clifford (Priscilla) Miller; and in-laws, Walter (Theresa) Larsen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., with Fr. Allen Bratkowski officiating. Entombment with full military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery on Kinzie Avenue. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Alliance have been suggested.

Special Thanks to Hospice Alliance staff and volunteers.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine  262-634-3361

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