Saturday, August 27, 2011

George R. Hass

George R. Hass, age 90, passed away Saturday August 27, 2011, at his residence. George was born in Montrose, MN, on January 17, 1921, son of the late Otto and Mary (nee: Malok) Hass.

During World War II, George proudly served in the U.S. Army while stationed in the European Theatre. On June 22, 1943, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, Minnesota, he was united in marriage to Margaret M. Dressen. They moved to Racine in October of 1949. He was employed with American Automobile Association for twenty-three years before his retirement in 1983. He had previously been employed with Chicago and Northwestern Railroad from 1947 -1959.

George was a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church and was active in its Athletic Association. He was also a charter member of the Rotary West Club and served as secretary and treasurer. George was a driver for Meals on Wheels for twenty years. He was a charter member and past president of the Washington Park Senior Golf Club and was a member of the St. Patrick Parish and Racine Recreation Department Dart Ball Leagues. In his younger years, George enjoyed playing baseball and later in life played softball. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards; cribbage and bridge were among his favorite card games. Above all, it was his sixty-eight years of marriage and his family that gave him the most joy. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Margaret; children, Judith (Honorable Wayne) Marik, James (Nancy) Hass, all of Racine; grandchildren, Jennifer Marik (Kurt Gardner) of Brooklyn, NY, Peter (Maira) Marik of Wauwatosa, Dr. Patricia Marik of Milwaukee, Gina Hass of San Diego, CA, and Benjamin Hass of Oakland, CA; great-grandchildren, Stefan George Marik, Lukas Marik and Margaret Gardner; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, George was also preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph (Vera) Hass and Lenard (Harriet) Hass.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., with Rev. Allen J. Bratkowski and Rev. Richard J. Molter concelebrating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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